The therapists of Beyond Words Pediatric Speech Therapy have over 50 years combined experience working with children and their families. We utilize a team approach because parents, pediatricians and other health care professionals are vital members of your child’s advocacy group. Together we will strive for excellence in care, in order to help your child reach his/her full potential. Working as a team, we will strive to take your child “beyond words” and into the full expression of who they can be.
Susan J. Lane
Susan earned her Masters of Speech Language Pathology from the University of South Carolina in 1996. She has enjoyed working in a variety of settings including rehabilitation clinics, hospitals and home health agencies.
Susan has worked with patients of all ages, but her true passion lies in working with children and their families. She has 18 years experience working with children diagnosed with Down Syndrome, Autism, Pervasive Language Delays, Apraxia, feeding/oral motor/sensory disorders and other developmental disorders and delays.
Susan holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and a Speech Therapy license from the state of North Carolina.
Sara Slice Crowley
Sara earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Pathology from Columbia College in 1995 and her Masters of Communication Disorders in 2002 from the University of South Carolina. She has worked in the public school system in South Carolina and North Carolina for 16 years.
Sara has also enjoyed working with the birth to three population and their families in both states providing speech and language therapy and education. Her caseload has included children with speech-language delays, autism, and other developmental delays.
Sara holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association as well a North Carolina license to practice speech therapy.
Speech Language Pathology Assistant
Mary earned her degree as a Speech and Language Pathology Assistant in 2015 from Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, and she also has an Associates degree in general education.
Mary loves working with children of all ages. She does volunteer work for several facilities (elementary & middle schools) in Caldwell County, NC. She also enjoys volunteering with the elderly in retirement facilities.
Mary is a clinically trained Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, with both in-depth classroom instruction and supervised clinical practice, in assessment and treatment of speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders. During her clinical practicum, she worked with elementary and middle school aged children with autism, apraxia of speech, stuttering, and ADHD.
Mary is registered with the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology Assistants. Her motto is “Every child should have the chance of a bright future”, and she hopes to help every client that she serves to succeed!
She is the mother of three girls who are her world.
Speech Language Pathology Assistant
Pam earned her degree as a Speech Language Pathology Assistant, and joined the Beyond Words team in 2011. she also has degrees in Certified Nursing Assistant, Phlebotomy, and Medical Billing and Coding.
She enjoys working with children and their families, and she currently serves children with speech and language delays.
Pam has worked in the public school system as a one-on-one assistant to an autistic child, and with many children in the Title I reading program.
Pam is registered with the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology Assistants, and works directly with Susan Lane.
Pam is married, and has two sons and a daughter.
Our diverse group of Therapists have over 50 years combined experience.
Beyond Words Pediatric Speech Therapy was founded to provide premier Speech- Language and Feeding Therapy services to the children of Polk and Rutherford Counties, of NC.