Meet Our Speech Therapists

Natalie Bowen, MEd, CCC-SLP

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, University of Virginia
Master of Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Virginia

Natalie has worked with children in many different capacities over the years including as a tennis coach for Special Olympics Virginia, swim instructor for an adapted aquatics program, and as an instructional assistant in a regional autism program in the Virginia public schools. Her love of working with children is what led her to pursue a master’s in speech language pathology. Natalie graduated in 2016 from the University of Virginia and has had experience evaluating and treating children in the Virginia Public Schools, UVA HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, and private practice. She has worked with children with apraxia, Down syndrome, autism, fluency disorders, phonological disorders and expressive/receptive language disorders. She is always interested in broadening/deepening her knowledge base and enjoys the role of detective as she discovers the best strategies for treating her patients. Her free time is spent playing tennis, swing dancing with her husband, kayaking on the Chattahoochee, and relaxing with her new dog, Tucker. Natalie and her husband live in Roswell.

Holly Burkhardt, MS, CCC-SLP

Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Georgia
Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology, East Tennessee State University

Holly’s experience with both pediatric and adult patients has provided her with skills for treating a wide variety of diagnoses. She has worked in both Cherokee and Fulton County School Districts as well as North Fulton Regional Hospital and private clinics. Holly obtained her master’s degree in 2004 from East Tennessee State University with her thesis comparing the early speech and language development between typically developing children and children with cleft palate. Holly lives with her husband and son in Alpharetta.

Marissa Habeshy, MS, CCC-SLP

Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Sciences/Minor Linguistics, Psychology, Indiana University
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, Purdue University

Marissa spent a year as a clinical fellow at the Center for Craniofacial Disorders in Atlanta, Georgia under Dr. John Riski, a well-known Atlanta physician where she gained experience in evaluating children and adolescents with voice and resonance disorders. Marissa possesses unique knowledge about cleft palate and voice disorders, and is a valuable resource for Kid’s Creek Therapy in this area. She is an active participant in providing speech therapy services through humanitarian organizations, such as Operation Smile, and she has trained in Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) technique for feeding disorders. Marissa’s experience also includes tutoring through Lindamood-Bell, providing her with experience in helping children with phonological (sound) processing and visualization skills. Marissa lives in Atlanta and enjoys hiking and painting.

 Margaret Isaacs, MA, CCC-SLP

Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders, Auburn University
Master of Arts, Speech and Language Pathology, University of Memphis

Margaret is a native of Montgomery, Alabama and joined Kid’s Creek Therapy in 2015, bringing experience in evaluating and treating children in the Cobb County School System, private clinics and early intervention. Margaret is trained in Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT) and is certified in the Beckman Oral Motor Program. She enjoys working in early language intervention as well as with children with feeding and swallowing difficulties. Her experience includes working in an acute care hospital, rehabilitation facility, and the Memphis Oral School for the Deaf. Margaret is committed to working closely with clients and their families so they are able to meet their goals. She currently lives in Sugar Hill with her husband Jason, son Samuel and their dog Harper Lee.

 Jessica Orlick, MS, CCC-SLP

Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders, Longwood University
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, East Carolina University 

Jessica has been practicing since 2011 and enjoys the challenges and rewards of working with children. She has worked in early intervention/home care, schools, and clinic settings providing treatment to children ranging from birth to eighteen years old who present with an array of disorders including, but not limited to: autism spectrum disorder, apraxia of speech, feeding difficulties, genetic syndromes, articulation and phonological disorders, developmental delay, and receptive/expressive language disorders. Jessica has been trained in Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT) and Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) techniques, in addition to attending multiple other continuing education courses to add to her therapeutic tool box. She strives to improve each child’s quality of life and provides individualized therapy that best fits a child’s needs.

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