Elena Freeman, MEd, CF-SLP
Master of Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders from University of West Georgia
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Georgia State University
Elena discovered a passion for speech-language pathology after she spent six months observing in Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Center for Craniofacial Disorders. During that time, she enjoyed working with a diverse population of children with unique needs and saw the impact an interdisciplinary team approach could have on children and their families. Elena is trained to work with clients suffering from velopharyngeal insufficiencies (VPIs) and maladaptive articulation errors. She enjoys working with voice and resonance clients and children with special needs, including autism spectrum disorder.
Elena has a passion for learning and continually seeks out the latest research and therapy techniques she can incorporate into sessions with her clients. Because of her prior experience with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, kids with cleft and craniofacial disorders have a special place in her heart, and she wants to not only work with this group of kids but to also train other SLPs how to best serve them.
A native of Augusta, Elena has embraced the big city feel of Atlanta. She loves new adventures and has a passion for cooking which she learned from her family members who are of Japanese and Italian descent. She is an avid fan of Atlanta’s Falcons, Hawks, and United teams and loves playing fantasy football.
Sarah Gonzales, M.A., CCC-SLP
Master of Arts in Communicative Disorders from California State University, Fullerton
Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders from California State University, Fullerton
Sarah has been a speech language pathologist (SLP) since 2005, and in that time she has worked with children from age four months all the way up to young adults. When she was growing up, she loved working with children, and when she was a senior in high school she found her life’s calling when she interviewed an SLP and recognized what she wanted her career path to be.
Sarah has been trained in Integrated Listening Systems, Beckman Oral Motor, Interactive Metronome, and LAMP Words for Life. While her experience with speech and communication disorders is broad, she is most passionate about childhood apraxia of speech. She loves playing a role in helping a child gain his or her voice, whether through use of a device or verbally. She is known for her creative solutions for incorporating speech “homework” routines into her clients’ daily lives.
Although Sarah grew up in southern California, she relocated to Georgia in 2007 and now lives in Alpharetta with her family. She volunteers with a local American Heritage Girls Troop and the children’s ministry at her church and is an avid fan of the Atlanta United soccer team.
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.
Caitlin Layfield, MS, CCC-SLP
Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Armstrong Atlantic State University
Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from Auburn University
Caitlin was inspired to become a speech language pathologist by her older sister who is nonverbal and communicates primarily through the use of sign language due to her diagnosis of severe autism. Her experience with her sister led her to a career helping people with communication disorders live fuller lives. Not surprisingly, Caitlin’s primary area of expertise is working with children on the autism spectrum, particularly those with limited verbal output and/or challenging behaviors. She is passionate about finding the best fit for each child who is able to benefit from communication devices; she wants every child to have a “voice” so they can communicate with family and friends.
Caitlin came to Kid’s Creek from Savannah where she worked in private practice for several years. While there, she was selected Best Speech Language Pathologist in the Savannah Magazine 2017 Doctor’s Edition. While a graduate student, she obtained a placement in the well-known feeding department of the Marcus Autism Center where she provided oral motor exercises and feeding therapy for children.
Caitlin loves Auburn football, essentials oils, and exercising, but the one thing she can’t stop talking about is her son, Grayson.
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.