“When your child has a speech delay, you want to give your child the best resources and therapy to help them grow and blossom to the best of their potential. My daughter was blessed to have had the opportunity to work with Ana at Madison Speech. Ana went over the top to make sure my daughter felt comfortable, as she takes awhile to warm up to new faces. Ana always discussed my daughter’s goals with me, making me a part of the team. My daughter’s progress was always known to me and the at-home activities were easy to fit into our life style. My daughter thrives on positive feedback and reward, which was given by Ana throughout every session. I watched my daughter make huge strides in language and speech development with Ana’s knowledge and guidance! I will be forever grateful for the time, energy and love Ana poured into my daughter’s life!”
“We have been coming to Madison Speech over a year now and seeing Ms. Anna Claire. She has been nothing short of wonderful for our son. Not only is she experienced and has great ideas to try with our nonverbal son, but she is patient and kind with him. We have seen lots of advancements in our son’s communication since starting with Madison Speech. With the help of Anna Claire, we have been able to try different techniques and devices for communication, and his future looks so bright. Her professionalism and dedication to her work is only outshined by her love and kindness. The entire staff is pleasant and greets us with smiles every week. We are so grateful to have the pleasure of working with Madison Speech. I highly recommend seeing them for your speech therapy needs.”
“I cannot say enough amazing things about Madison Speech. We have been with them since September 2018. My daughter went and my son still is. I love that they make it fun yet it is helping them in so many ways. My son looks forward to speech which tells me a lot. I love how friendly everyone is. I highly recommend them!”
“I can’t say enough good things about Madison Speech. I have been bringing my daughters here for over a year and the entire staff has been amazing. Anna Claire is fantastic, and really builds relationships with her patients and their families. They are also the most accommodating place I’ve ever been. From mother-to-mother you will not be disappointed.”
“So thankful to have found Madison Speech! I’ve had three boys in therapy for the last year. They are always excited to go and I always know they are well taken care of. The therapists are so sweet and you can tell they love what they do. My boys have made so much progress and I couldn’t be happier. I would highly recommend Madison Speech!”
“My son has been going to Madison Speech since December 2019. In the short amount of time he has been working with Mrs. Anna Claire, we have seen vast improvement. He also loves going and cheers when we tell him it is time for speech. We highly recommend the office. While most of our experience is with Anna Claire, everyone we have come in contact with has been friendly and welcoming. All the ladies seem to have a smile on their faces when I see them!”
“There is no better clinic than Madison Speech! As a speech therapist myself, my expectations were pretty high. When I realized we had a late talker, I was conflicted as to whether to work with my daughter on my own, or take her to a private speech clinic. From day one, I knew I had made the right decision. Mrs. Anna Claire could not have made our experience any better. I never once worried whether my girl was receiving quality therapy and more importantly, she loved going each week. It wasn’t work to her, but another chance to play with a best friend. It has been 4 years since our experience, but we still keep in touch and my daughter talks about Anna Claire to this day. I would not hesitate to recommend this clinic to anyone and if any of my other kids ever need speech therapy, this is where we will be. We came to help our girl find her voice, but we left with a lifelong friend!”
“My son Jack loves going to Madison Speech! He is very shy and takes a long time to warm up to anyone new. Bailey has been so patient with him over the last few months and now he adores her. Bailey has given us a lot of resources and things to work on at home with Jack to help get him talking and it is obvious that she truly cares about my son and his development. All of the staff is very friendly and we look forward to going every week!”
“Being referred to Madison Speech was a huge blessing to us!! Anna Claire is truly an Angel on earth! Our son has flourished so much since he began working with her! He looks forward to every session and is always talking about the fun games and books that he has played! All the staff are very friendly and welcoming!! I could never recommend Madison Speech enough!”
“We love Madison Speech! When my very shy 5 year old started here, I was worried she would not speak to the therapist! She has always let her sisters speak for her and would get upset when others couldn’t understand her. The fun games Mrs. Ana played with her and the way she interacted with her, had my daughter out of her shell in no time! It only took a few visits before she was ready to head back to Mrs. Ana’s room by herself (this was a big deal)! She would wake up asking if it’s “peech day”, now “speech day” thanks to Mrs. Ana! She has gained confidence in her speech and improves each time she visits! She has let go of so much of her shyness as well. Mrs. Ana is patient with her and makes learning fun! During the quarantine process, she met with us through Zoom and did a wonderful job interacting in an unfamiliar way! She was even patient through all the introductions of our animals on Zoom! I would recommend Madison Speech to anyone needing speech therapy for their child! We love Mrs. Ana and the environment there, and the front office staff is always so kind!”
“I highly recommend Madison Speech! We had a great experience there. My son was very delayed in speech. In a short amount of time my son flourished in speech and language with Ms. Anna Claire. He loved going to speech and misses it to this day. It was amazing seeing him go from not saying any words to talking nonstop. Anna Claire and the other therapists truly care about each child and family. Great atmosphere for children and their families!”
“Madison Speech has done an amazing job with both my children with speech delays. My children look forward to going to speech each week and are sad when it’s time to go. The entire staff is knowledgeable and everyone always has a smile on their face. We are so thankful we found Madison Speech. They have made a major difference in my children’s lives! I definitely recommend them!”
Our individualized speech therapy services focus on evaluation and treatment of the following areas:
Receptive and Expressive Language Disorder
Pragmatics / Social Communication Skills
Fluency (Stuttering) Disorder
Auditory Processing Disorder
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Our specialized therapy services address communication challenges that may be present secondary to the following diagnoses:
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Cognitive / Developmental Delays
- Down syndrome
- Hearing Impairment or history of recurring ear infections
- Cerebral Palsy
- Cleft Palate
- Genetic disorders
- And More!
We currently accept Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tricare, United Healthcare, Medicaid, and private pay.
Note: If our office is not an in-network provider for your insurance, we can provide you with a superbill which you may submit to your insurance independently for reimbursement. Please call our office at 256-464-9464 for more information.
Anna Claire received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies, and a Master of Communication Disorders in Speech-Language Pathology from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. She is currently licensed by the Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (ABESPA) and maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Anna Claire has experience in treating pediatric communication disorders in outpatient clinics, elementary and middle schools, Early Intervention, and in Head Start programs. She resides in Monrovia with her husband Kevin and dogs, Honey, Murphie, & Mo!
“From a young age I always knew I wanted my career to revolve around working with children. My heart lies in cultivating and empowering children to be their best selves. As a Speech-Language Pathologist it is an honor to help children find their voices and more importantly, be their biggest cheerleader along the way.”
Ana received a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from The University of Alabama in Huntsville. Through continued studies, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and Master of Communication Disorders from Auburn University. She is currently licensed by the Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (ABESPA) and maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Ana has experience in treating pediatric communication disorders in the school setting and experience treating cognitive-linguistic, voice, and swallowing disorders with adults in the rehabilitation and long-term care settings. She resides in Huntsville with her husband Travis and pup, Mindy!
“I wanted to be a Speech-Language Pathologist because I wanted to help people share their stories…from the imaginative ones to the ones about growing up ‘back in the old days,’ a precious skill we can so easily take for granted.”
Bailey received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders and a Master of Communication Disorders in Speech-Language Pathology from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. She is currently licensed by the Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (ABESPA) and maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Bailey has experience treating pediatric communication disorders in the private clinic and school settings, as well as, experience treating adult cognitive-linguistic, speech, and swallowing disorders with adults in an inpatient rehabilitation setting. She resides in East Limestone with her husband Grayson and pets – Tiny, George, & Sam!
“I chose to become a Speech-Language Pathologist because I have always desired to have a positive impact on people’s lives and what better way to do that than by helping them be able to communicate!”
Taylor received a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Adolescent Development and a minor in Psychology from the University of Alabama. She received a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama. She is currently licensed by the Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (ABESPA) and maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Taylor has experience working with pediatrics and adults in various settings including outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities/rehab, acute and inpatient rehab, as well as elementary and preschool settings. Taylor was born and raised in Athens and currently resides there with her goldendoodle, Bea.
“I became a Speech-Language Pathologist because as a child I had selective mutism and struggled to communicate with those around me. I want everyone to know they have a voice, and that what they have to say matters– I love having the opportunity to hear others’ stories and to help them find ways to share it, reach their fullest potential, and be successful in their communities!”
Kendall received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communicative Disorders with a minor in Psychology, as well as a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Alabama. She is currently licensed by the Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (ABESPA) and maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Kendall completed extensive training and is passionate about incorporating the Natural Language Acquisition framework in therapy involving gestalt language processing. (Fun fact: she was the first SLP in Alabama to complete this training and can be found on www.meaningfulspeechregistry.com!) She has worked in various pediatric settings including private practice, preschool, and elementary school settings, treating a variety of disorders including articulation, language, literacy, and social communication. She currently resides in Huntsville with her boyfriend Holden & their rescue pup, Duncan!
“I chose to become a Speech-Language Pathologist because of the strong women in my family who worked in the medical field. I’ve always had a natural passion to work with kids, and communication is such a precious skill that everyone has a right to access. There is nothing more rewarding than helping kids explore their minds, find confidence in how they communicate, and share their personalities with the world!”
Abby received a Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Family Studies from Freed-Hardeman University and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Harding University. She is currently licensed by the Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (ABESPA) and maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Abby has experience treating pediatric communicative disorders in the school setting and adult cognitive-linguistic and swallowing disorders in various settings including acute care, outpatient, and skilled nursing. She lives in Madison with her husband Burton and aussiedoodle, Chester.
“I became a Speech-Language Pathologist because the field blends the medical profession with the pursuit of communication. From a young age, I dreamed of working in the medical field and also of a profession in which I could bring to the table both my love of communication and sharing stories. I love this field because it allows me to facilitate better, more meaningful communication for people across the lifespan – and also allows me to hear each of their stories.”
Jocelyn received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Mississippi University for Women and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from The University of Montevallo. She is currently licensed by the Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (ABESPA) and maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Jocelyn has notable experience working with children of all ages in both clinical and school settings – most recently with children in Early Intervention (birth-3 years). She has experience treating a variety of disorders including phonology, articulation, fluency, language and literacy.
“I became a Speech-Language Pathologist because I wanted a career that allowed me to serve and build relationships with the people in my community. I love hearing people’s stories, and communication is fundamental for that!”
Anna received a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Language-Spanish from the University of North Alabama and a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Alabama A&M University. She is currently licensed by the Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (ABESPA) and maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Anna has experience working with children of all ages, most recently with kids between the ages of 18 months to 13 years, working as a pediatric home health SLP. Her interests include expressive & receptive language, articulation, social communication, & AAC.
“I became a Speech-Language Pathologist because of my dad! He was visiting a friend in the hospital and saw a speech therapist perform an evaluation. He called me immediately after and said he thought it was a perfect career fit for me. I ignored his suggestion for 2 years! After I finished my undergraduate degree I was looking for a next step and decided to finally feel out his recommendation… I job shadowed a speech therapist and never looked back! Moral of the story- your parents are always right!”
Amber is our Front Office Receptionist and has been an essential part of the growth of Madison Speech over the years. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in Risk Management, Insurance, & Financial Planning. With her business degree and love of people, Amber strives to provide a knowledgeable and friendly atmosphere for both patients and their families. Amber is actively involved in all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the clinic including scheduling, communicating with families, patient accounts, insurance authorizations, referrals, & more. She lives in Madison with her husband Walter, son Brody, and pets – Buffy, Hermione, & Grace!
Dana is our Billing Assistant who joined our team in August 2018. She has over 15 years of experience in therapy settings, in which she has gained considerable knowledge regarding insurance and individual policy requirements. She works hard to make the most of your therapy experience while keeping your out of pocket costs at a minimum. Dana lives in Monrovia with her husband Lionel and their dogs Moose & Zoey.