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Hope Hagerman, M.A. CF-SLP


Hope holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Arkansas where she was also captain of the UCA dance team. She has a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from Louisiana Tech University. Hope had heard wonderful things about KULA and was excited to join our team after graduation. She has a passion for children. She has always wanted to work with children and has a special interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Personally, Hope has a passion for music. Going to concerts or listening to live music is one of her favorite things to do. She also enjoys reading, dancing, spending time with her family and friends, and working out. If she could have a superpower, she thinks it would be cool to be able to fly or be invisible. Hope has been trained in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), which allows children with little or no communication abilities a means of communicating non-verbally.

Bethanie Coleman


Bethanie graduated from Harding University in May, 2012, with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in May, 2014, with a Master of Science in Communicative Disorders. Professionally, Bethanie is known for working with children, ages birth to six, who have mixed language delays. She loves incorporating toys in structured play activities to teach kids how to play in a functional way. Personally, Bethanie is passionate about her faith in God, her family and friends. She loves watching and playing sports – espically the Arkansas Razorbacks and St. Louis Cardinals! She also enjoys participating in church activities. If she could possess one super-human power, it would be super speed.

Bethanie has been trained in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), which allows children with little or no communication abilities a means of communicating non-verbally. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

Daley Johnston


Daley graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Central Arkansas in May, 2014. She then earned a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from Louisiana Tech University in May, 2016. Daley is known for her passion for working with children. In her spare time, she enjoys quilting, embroidery, reading and working out. She also likes to support the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. When asked what super-human power she would possess, if possible, she said she would like the ability to become invisible when convenient.

Daley has been trained in the Picture Exchange Communications System (PECS), which allows children who have little or no communication abilities a means of communicating non-verbally. She has been trained in Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP). LAMP focuses on giving the individual independent access to vocabulary on voice output Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices that use consistent motor plans for accessing vocabulary.  And, she has been trained in the STAR Program (Strategies for Teaching based on Autism Research). STAR uses ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) instructional methods of discrete trial training, pivotal response training and teaching functional routines to help children with autism and other developmental disabilities and delays. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

Katherine Melson, M.A., CF-SLP


Katherine holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Ouachita Baptist University and a Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology from Louisianna Tech University. She loves working with children to identify their needs. She also likes to discover a child’s interests to help motivate them so they can thrive in their environment. She is passionate about helping individuals gain as much independence as they can through their speech. In her free time, Katherine loves sewing, playing piano, crafting, restoring furniture, and caring for others. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends. Katherine participates in local church activities. If she had one superpower, it would be time travel so she could experience different times in history. She is certified in Lively Letters and has been trained in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), which allows children with little or no communication abilities a means of communicating non-verbally.

Haylynn Beall


Haylynn received a Bachelor of Communication Sciences and Disorders degree from Harding University in 2013. She received a Master of Sciences in Speech-Language Pathology from Harding in May, 2016. Haylynn began working at KULA right after graduation and completed her Clinical Fellowship year at the Searcy location. Not living in Searcy, she left briefly to work near her home. Fortunately for us, the roots had already been established and she came back! Haylynn is a team player known for her clincal thinking, clinical writing and evaluation skills. In her personal time, she loves being outdoors and staying active, family, Jesus, loving people and loving them well, traveling, chicken caesar salads and delicious protein shakes. She volunteers at the special needs ministry of her church, which allows parents to attend services while their children receive care from various therapists. If she could possess one super-human power, she said it would be time travel.

Haylynn has been trained in the Picture Exhcange Communication System (PECS), which allows children with little or no communication abilities a means of communicating non-verbally. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

Hope Hagerman, M.A. CF-SLP


Hope holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Arkansas where she was also captain of the UCA dance team. She has a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from Louisiana Tech University. Hope had heard wonderful things about KULA and was excited to join our team after graduation. She has a passion for children. She has always wanted to work with children and has a special interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Personally, Hope has a passion for music. Going to concerts or listening to live music is one of her favorite things to do. She also enjoys reading, dancing, spending time with her family and friends, and working out. If she could have a superpower, she thinks it would be cool to be able to fly or be invisible. Hope has been trained in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), which allows children with little or no communication abilities a means of communicating non-verbally.

Bethanie Coleman


Bethanie graduated from Harding University in May, 2012, with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in May, 2014, with a Master of Science in Communicative Disorders. Professionally, Bethanie is known for working with children, ages birth to six, who have mixed language delays. She loves incorporating toys in structured play activities to teach kids how to play in a functional way. Personally, Bethanie is passionate about her faith in God, her family and friends. She loves watching and playing sports – espically the Arkansas Razorbacks and St. Louis Cardinals! She also enjoys participating in church activities. If she could possess one super-human power, it would be super speed. 

Bethanie has been trained in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), which allows children with little or no communication abilities a means of communicating non-verbally. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

Daley Johnston


Daley graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Central Arkansas in May, 2014. She then earned a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from Louisiana Tech University in May, 2016. Daley is known for her passion for working with children. In her spare time, she enjoys quilting, embroidery, reading and working out. She also likes to support the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. When asked what super-human power she would possess, if possible, she said she would like the ability to become invisible when convenient.

Daley has been trained in the Picture Exchange Communications System (PECS), which allows children who have little or no communication abilities a means of communicating non-verbally. She has been trained in Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP). LAMP focuses on giving the individual independent access to vocabulary on voice output Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices that use consistent motor plans for accessing vocabulary.  And, she has been trained in the STAR Program (Strategies for Teaching based on Autism Research). STAR uses ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) instructional methods of discrete trial training, pivotal response training and teaching functional routines to help children with autism and other developmental disabilities and delays. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

Katherine Melson, M.A., CF-SLP


Katherine holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Ouachita Baptist University and a Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology from Louisianna Tech University. She loves working with children to identify their needs. She also likes to discover a child’s interests to help motivate them so they can thrive in their environment. She is passionate about helping individuals gain as much independence as they can through their speech. In her free time, Katherine loves sewing, playing piano, crafting, restoring furniture, and caring for others. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends. Katherine participates in local church activities. If she had one superpower, it would be time travel so she could experience different times in history. She is certified in Lively Letters and has been trained in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), which allows children with little or no communication abilities a means of communicating non-verbally.

Haylynn Beall


Haylynn received a Bachelor of Communication Sciences and Disorders degree from Harding University in 2013. She received a Master of Sciences in Speech-Language Pathology from Harding in May, 2016. Haylynn began working at KULA right after graduation and completed her Clinical Fellowship year at the Searcy location. Not living in Searcy, she left briefly to work near her home. Fortunately for us, the roots had already been established and she came back! Haylynn is a team player known for her clincal thinking, clinical writing and evaluation skills. In her personal time, she loves being outdoors and staying active, family, Jesus, loving people and loving them well, traveling, chicken caesar salads and delicious protein shakes. She volunteers at the special needs ministry of her church, which allows parents to attend services while their children receive care from various therapists. If she could possess one super-human power, she said it would be time travel.

aylynn has been trained in the Picture Exhcange Communication System (PECS), which allows children with little or no communication abilities a means of communicating non-verbally. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

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