About
At Speech and Beyond, we’re proud to have therapists who are not only licensed to practice in the state of Oklahoma, but are also nationally licensed and certified. Additionally, Our Speech Language Pathologists have been awarded the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). We uphold these high standards to ensure that we provide only the best services.

Our Speech Language Pathologists, Physical and Occupational Therapists, Counselors, and Pediatric Registered Dieticians review progress and provide training to families on a weekly basis. We strive to consult with the client’s teachers, physicians, and other professionals to coordinate services. We also obtain referrals, prescriptions, and reports as needed from the appropriate sources.

Sarah Koehling

Sarah Koehling, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist and Owner

License No. #3507

Sarah earned her Bachelors and Masters Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Oklahoma State University. She has worked in the public school setting, clinic setting and with the birth to three population through the SoonerStart program. She enjoys working with children of all abilities. Sarah specializes in the following areas:
  • Feeding, Swallowing and Oral Motor Therapy
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Down Syndrome
  • Child Speech (Articulation) and Language Disorders
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Fluency Disorders (Stuttering)
  • Feeding groups for picky eaters
  • Reading Fluency and Comprehension (dyslexia)
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech
  • Emergent Literacy (preschool age)
  • Pragmatics/Social Skills
Sarah is also available for specialized consultation for parents to access the following services at no charge:
  • SSI/TEFRA
  • IEP review
Nicole Burkhardt

Nicole Burkhardt, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT

Speech Language Pathologist & Listening and Spoken Language Specialist

Nicole’s specialties include providing auditory verbal therapy for children with hearing loss and aural rehabilitation for adults with hearing loss. She also specializes in fluency, language, and articulation therapy for children and adolescents. Nicole currently serves as a member of the professional development committee for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) special interest Group 9, Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood. Nicole has been a guest lecturer for classes at the university level and for community groups. In addition, Nicole is the director of the “Hear for Each Other” parent support group for caregivers and adults for children with hearing loss.
Kayla Harber

Kayla Harber, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

 
Christy Levine

Christy Levine, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Christy earned a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish/International Studies from Eckerd College, a post-Bachelor's Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language from Hawaii Pacific University, and a Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University. She has served children and adolescents in the public school setting through telepractice as well as the clinic setting. Christy specializes in the following areas:
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Social Language (Pragmatics)
  • Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders
  • Speech Sound Delays/Phonological Disorders
  • Phonological Awareness and Early Literacy
  • Fluency Disorders (Stuttering)
Stacey Meyers

Stacey Melton, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

License No. #4241

Stacey earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Tulsa and her Master’s Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Connecticut. She has worked in the public school setting since graduation and enjoys working with children of all ages. Stacey specializes in the following areas:
  • Speech Sound Disorders
  • Receptive & Expressive Language Delay
  • Language Groups
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Pragmatics/Social Skills
  • Fluency Disorders (Stuttering)
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech
  • Feeding Disorders
Tamara Rhodes

Tamara Rhodes, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Oklahoma license #3895

Tamara earned her Bachelor’s and Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. She works in the public schools, private clinics, and hospital settings. She enjoys working with children and adults of all ages. Tamara specializes in the following areas:
  • Speech Sound Disorders
  • Receptive and Expressive Language Delay
  • Language Groups
  • Pragmatics/Social Skills
  • Fluency Disorders (Stuttering)
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech
  • Feeding, Swallowing, and Oral Motor Therapy
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Emergent Literacy (Preschool Age)
Carol Tipton

Carol Tipton, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Carol Tipton, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma.Her professional interests include articulation, phonological deficits, and early literacy. She also enjoys coaching Parkinson’s patients to retain their intentional voices through the SPEAK OUT!® and LOUD Crowd!® programs.

Carol lives in Tulsa with her two wonderful sons. She is active in the music ministry at her church, teaches piano, enjoys time with family and friends, and loves to read, cook, and travel.

Ann Boyd

Ann Boyd, OT

Occupational Therapist

Ann graduated from Northeast LA University in 1997. She worked for New Directions Rehab for one year until getting married and moving to Colorado Springs where she worked for Community Partnership for Child Development and Early Head Start. At the same time, she also served on the city's Child Find team and Special Quest committee where she found her heart in pediatric occupational therapy. In 2000, Boyd moved to Shreveport where she served the children of Shriners Hospital for 12 years in both inpatient and outpatient care. She participated in research studies, and served specialty clinics including CP, JRA, Hand, and splinting. Boyd has presented numerous special topic lectures for the occupational therapy and physical therapy students at both LSU and Bossier Parish Community College. Boyd moved to Tulsa in 2012 where she has continued her commitment to serving children with Speech and Beyond.
Carrie Bozone

Carrie A. Bozone, COTA

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

National Certified License #332607
Oklahoma License #1554

Carrie earned her Associates of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy from Brown Mackie College in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her treating experience has been in out-patient clinics, school systems, long term care units, and skilled nursing facilities. Before her Occupational Therapy career, she worked as a Paraprofessional in Special Education amongst the public school system. There, she was highly qualified to work in the multiple disability classroom with the 4-13 year old moderate to profound population for more than 8 years. She loves working with children of all ages and helping them reach their fullest potential.

She specializes in:

  • Developmental Delays
  • Fine Motor
  • Gross Motor
  • Visual Motor
  • Visual Perception
  • Motor Planning
  • Bilateral Integration
  • Coordination
  • Strengthening
  • Upper Extremity ROM
  • Self-regulation
  • Dressing
  • Toileting
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Social Participation

 Shelly Williams

Shelly Williams, COTA/L

Occupational Therapist Assistant

Oklahoma License #1614

Shelly earned her Associates of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy at Brown Mackie College in 2014 in Tulsa, Ok. Her work experience includes a skilled nursing facility, as well as home health and school systems. Shelly enjoys working with children of all ages and help them reach their goals.

Shelly specializes in:

  • Fine Motor
  • Gross Motor
  • Visual Motor
  • Motor Planning
  • Visual Perception
  • Bilateral Integration
  • Coordination & Strengthening
  • UE ROM
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Handwriting
  • Social Participation
  • Self Regulation
  • Developmental Delays
During her spare time, Shelly enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 daughters, and their black lab. She also loves outdoor recreation such as camping and swimming, reading a good book, listening to music, and photography/scrapbooking.
Darby Harrell

Darby Harrell, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Darby earned her Bachelors degree, Masters degree in Counseling, and Masters degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Oral Roberts University, and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Regent University. She is licensed through the Oklahoma State Board of Behavioral Health and has been working for an agency for the past 3 years in office, home, and school-based settings.

Darby is also adjunct faculty at Oral Roberts University, where she teaches the graduate level counseling internship course. Darby has counseling experience working with children, teens, adults, and families.

Michelle Livesay

Michelle Livesay, MS, RD, LD

Licensed Dietitian

Michelle is a registered and licensed dietitian with 10 years of experience in pediatrics, both clinical and home healthcare.  She holds a Master of Science degree in Nutrition from Oklahoma State University.

Michelle has experience with:

  • Nutrition support/tube feeding
  • Tube feeding weaning
  • Feeding and sensory issues
  • Feeding progression and feeding advancement in developmental delays and disabilities
  • Food intolerances/allergies

Michelle enjoys working with both the child and their families to meet nutrition and growth needs. As a mother of a young children, she understands the positive impact nutrition can play in their lives.

Christopher Klein

Dr. Christopher J. Klein, Ph. D

Licensed Psychologist

License No. #1242

Dr. Klein earned his B.A. in Psychology and minored in Leadership and Coaching at Gannon University in Pennsylvania. He later earned his Master's Degree in Psychology as well as a specialist's degree at the School of Psychology  at Towson University in Maryland. He has been a Nationally Certified School Psychologist since 2010, holding a School Psychologist license in Pennsylvania, Mississippi, and Oklahoma.

Dr. Klein earned his Ph. D. at Mississippi State University and completed his APA-accredited internship at Cypress Fairbank I.S.D. outside of Houston, TX. He completed his post-doctoral residency in a private practice in Tulsa, OK and became licensed in September 2015.

Dr. Klein specializes in:
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Specific Learning Disorders
  • Developmental Delays
  • Other Social-Emotional Concerns
  • Patient Advocacy