Pediatric Speech, Language and Reading Services

Clinicians

Our experienced clinicians are committed to providing each child with the highest quality services available. Each Speech Therapist is ASHA certified with a Certificate of Clinical Competency, has a Masters Degree, and is licensed by the State of Georgia. We employ time-tested techniques for making therapy fun and effective for each session.

Lorie Delk Lorie Delk
Lorie S. Delk, M.Ed., CCC-SLP is Founder and President, as well as a practicing speech-language pathologist and mother of four. Lorie graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Education degree in Speech Pathology in 1986. She graduated from Georgia State University College of Education with a Masters Degree in Speech Pathology in 1988. She began her career as a staff speech therapist at Atlanta Area School for the Deaf. Shortly after the birth of her third child in 1995, she began a home-based pediatric private practice. In 1999 she incorporated the practice into Lorie S. Delk and Associates. She specializes in treatment of Language Disorders. She also provides reading therapy, is trained in Orton Gillingham and Lindamood-Bell reading programs, and is the co-developer of the Up-Words Reading® program.
Karen Allen Karen Allen
Karen Allen, M.Ed., CCC-SLP is the Clinical Director for Lorie S. Delk and Associates, as well as a practicing speech-language pathologist and mother of two. Karen graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Education degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 1991. She graduated from the University of Georgia College of Education with a Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 1992. Prior to joining Lorie S. Delk and Associates in 2001, Karen worked in private practice and with the Fulton County public school system. Karen specializes in treating communication difficulties for preschool children.

 

Jodi Lewis Jodi Lewis
Jodi Lewis, M.Ed., CCC-SLP is a staff clinician with Lorie S. Delk and Associates and the mother of two. Jodi graduated from West Georgia College with a Bachelor of Education degree in Speech Pathology in 1987. She graduated from Georgia State University with a Masters Degree of Education in Speech Pathology in 1992. Prior to joining Lorie S. Delk and Associates in 2011, Jodi worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the Coweta County School System, the Gwinnett County School System and in Private Practice.

 

Jessica Kersting Jessica Kersting
Jessica Kersting, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist with Lorie S. Delk and Associates, as well as a mother of three. Jessica graduated from Auburn University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders. She graduated from the University of Memphis with a Masters degree in Speech Language Pathology in 2005. Jessica worked with pediatric clients in a variety of settings before completing her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of South Carolina in 2012. She has published her research and presented her work on language and literacy disorders in children at national conferences. Before moving to Atlanta, she worked as an Assistant Professor at Western Michigan University where she taught courses in language development and served as a clinical supervisor for pediatric clients. Jessica specializes in language and literacy disorders in preschool and school age children.

 

 

Suzanne Binney Suzanne Binney
Suzanne Binney, M.S. is a reading specialist with Lorie S. Delk and Associates and the mother of three. Suzanne graduated from Presbyterian College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education in 1996. She graduated from Redford University with a Master of Science Degree in Communication Disorders in 1999. Prior to joining Lorie S. Delk and Associates in 2015, Suzanne has worked as a substitute classroom teacher, and Speech-Language Pathologist in both a public school and private practice. Suzanne is trained in the Up-Words Reading® program.
Kara King Brunelle Kara King Brunelle
Kara King Brunelle, B.S. is a reading specialist with Lorie S. Delk and Associates. Kara graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and Special Education in 2011. Kara also teaches Special Education at Sharon Elementary School. Kara is trained in Orton Gillingham and Lindamood-Bell reading programs.
Leslie Whitten Leslie Whitten

Leslie Whitten, M.Ed. is a reading specialist with Lorie S. Delk and Associates and the mother of three. Leslie graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1989. She graduated from Mercer University with a Masters Degree of Education in 1995 and earned an Educational Specialist degree from the University of Alabama in 2001. Prior to joining Lorie S. Delk and Associates in 2013, Leslie worked as an elementary classroom teacher for 14 years. Leslie is trained in the Orton Gillingham reading program.

All of the students we recommend for the Delk group gain confidence while working with the clinicians, and the improvement results are measurable.

JOY WOOD | former Lower School Principal | Wesleyan School