Debra, Ed.D., CCC-SLP is the Director of Quality Telepractice, LLC, bringing over 25 years of experience as a Florida licensed and ASHA certified Speech Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP). She holds her Doctor of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Arts Degree in Communication Disorders Graduate Certificates in Professional Writing and Community College Specialization. Debra has been a Professor and Clinical Educator at the University of Central Florida for over 20 years. She has extensive experience in all aspects of Speech Language Pathology, caring for all ages, in a variety of settings including: Telepractice; Skilled Nursing Facilities; Public Schools; Private Practice; University Clinics; and Hospitals. She is thrilled to be able to provide this service to reach those regardless of distance or disability.
David is the Business Manager of Quality Telepractice, LLC, and handles all aspects of business and accounting. With his MBA and over 25 years of management experience, David combines his background in entrepreneurship with his passion for helping others. David and their two sons add their creative touch to Quality Telepractice through their graphic design and creation of the website and marketing. Married to Debra for over 23 years, he is excited to be part of the Quality Telepractice family that offers effective and convenient services to all through technology.
Speech Language Pathologists
Brittney, MA, CCC-SLP, is an Orlando-based Speech-Language Pathologist. She graduated from the University of Central Florida and holds a master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has earned her Florida SLP Medical License and has been awarded her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Brittney has been working in a pediatric private practice setting with children with various speech and language disorders for the last two years. She also has a passion for working with clients with dementia and other cognitive impairments. Brittney has held an internship position at Neurorestorative in Avalon Park where she treated client’s with aphasia, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury. One of the most fulfilling positions she has enjoyed is working with clients at Brain Fitness in Winter Park where she provided speech therapy under the guidance of Dr. Edgar as well as served as a facilitator for the Brain Fitness group for one year before starting her graduate studies.
Outside of work Brittney enjoys reading, crafting, and traveling with her husband, Christopher. She is a new mom and loves spending time with her son, Nolan. She looks forward to meeting you!
Atheanna (Anna), MA, CCC-SLP is an Orlando-based Speech-Language Pathologist who primarily works with adult populations in acute care trauma and rehabilitation settings. Aside from her passion in aiding patients in the navigation and management of swallowing disorders (dysphagia), brain injuries, and acquired/degenerative neurological diagnoses.
Atheanna also appreciates familial involvement in treatment, which can be reflected in her research specifically honing on life partner inclusion. Her investigation findings have been presented at numerous national and international conferences. In addition to her research endeavors, Atheanna co-leads a community stuttering support group, supporting and guiding its members in self-advocacy and, overall, increasing levels of comfort when communicating with familiar and unfamiliar conversational partners.
Atheanna graduated from the University of Central Florida and holds a Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has earned her Florida SLP Medical License and has been awarded her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Originally from Cooper City, Florida, Stephanie is a graduate student at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and will graduate with her Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders December 2020. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, with a minor in Exceptional Student Education, at UCF in December of 2018. Immediately thereafter, in January of 2019, she began her graduate studies. While in school, Stephanie has worked in various settings, all of which she has enjoyed. In addition to being a Teaching Assistant for an undergraduate Intro to Computers course for the last 5 years, during her undergraduate studies, she worked as a Preschool teacher at a K-8 school in downtown Orlando. After starting her graduate studies, and gaining experiences in a child care and classroom setting, she left the preschool to gain experiences in an adult setting as an in-home caregiver. Here, she discovered the values of helping and assisting adults in regaining their independence.
During her graduate studies, Stephanie’s clinical experiences include many. She has provided speech and language therapy to children and adults at UCF’s Communication Disorders clinic, at the Beyond Therapy Clinic in Hunter’s Creek, FL, at a United Cerebral Palsy school in Pine Hills, FL, and for Lake Como Elementary School’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing program. Although she enjoyed every experience she has gained, her favorite clinical experience was providing cognitive-communicative therapy to individuals with various types of Dementia, Aphasia, and cognitive impairments for the First United Methodist Church’s Brain Fitness Academy program, alongside Dr. Debra Edgar.
Other than English, Stephanie speaks Italian and Spanish. She enjoys being able to utilize these languages in gaining insight into individual’s entire language systems, if needed. She possesses multiple certifications in various areas. Along with possessing a micro-credential in Technology In The Classroom, she has certificates in Medical Speech Pathology: The Influence Of Body Systems On Cognition, Communication And Swallowing; Functional and First-Rate Aphasia Treatment: A Client-Centered Approach; Oral Hygiene Programs: Oral Care Is Critical Care, and Department of Children and Families Pre-school certifications. She looks forward to meeting and working with you!
Colby, MA, CFY-SLP graduated with his B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Valdosta State University in Georgia and received his Master’s in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Central Florida. During his gap year between degrees, he worked in the school system with students ages 4 – 11 years old and provided speech, language, and fluency therapy in both group and one-on-one settings. He also interned at a private practice where he provided speech and language treatment to children primarily ages 3 to 5 years old with medical conditions including Autism Spectrum Disorder and Down syndrome.
During his graduate school experience, he attained experience working with adults in the Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Program at UCF in the Aphasia House. Here, he administered a full battery of assessments as well as several evidence-based treatment protocols to patients who have suffered from strokes and traumatic brain injuries. He also attained experience administering intervention via teletherapy through the Brain Fitness program at UCF which included clients with neurological conditions such as dementia and/or neurological deficits caused by a stroke.
Some of his hobbies include playing beach volleyball, kayaking down some rivers or springs, cooking new meals, and reading. He has also driven across the entire U.S. (and back) and camped along the way, hiked to the top of mountains, and jumped off some cliffs! Traveling is one of his passions, and he has visited 23 states and 7 countries.
Amanda is an independent artist, performer, and clinician. She has been playing snare drum for over 10 years. She recently performed at PASIC 2019 as a Marching Percussion champion of the 2018 international “Hit Like A Girl” competition. She has taught multiple marching percussion ensembles in the southeast, including Walton HS (Georgia), University HS (Florida), Bellview HS (Florida), Swansboro HS (North Carolina), and Tuscola HS (North Carolina), and has composed for a number of entertainment drumlines, high schools and collegiate ensembles. She was a member of Western Carolina University’s “Pride of the Mountains” Marching Band, and a snare drum performer at Universal Studios in Orlando. She teaches private lessons and enjoys traveling internationally to teach percussion clinics. In 2017, she started her clinician career as a guest clinician and adjudicator for Costa Rica’s National Marching Arts Festival. She continues to receive invites to teach/perform globally, as her recent clinic venues have been in New Jersey, Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, and Hong Kong.
Amanda is recognized throughout the social media community as a result of the snare drum compositions and the videos that she produces on her social media handles. She has been featured in collaborations with BYOS, AJ Drumz, The Grid Book Series, Old Bridge Elementary Drumline, Casey Cooper, and was a winner in Vic Firth’s 2017 global Rodger Carter SRC JAM video. She has also been featured in articles by WCU’s marketing department and CollegeMarching.com, for being an inspiration in overcoming stereotypes and shattering glass ceilings. Amanda graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Western Carolina University and her master’s degree from New York University. She is in artist affiliation with Vic Firth, Beetle Percussion, and Pearl Drums.
Alexandra has experience as a professional band director with five years of teaching experience and over 18 years playing the French Horn. In addition to teaching her primary instrument, the French Horn, she has also had the opportunity to teach a wide variety of brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments including the Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, and Percussion.
Alexandra holds her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Florida State University. She currently lives in Los Angeles and is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Music Industry Administration at California State University, Northridge.
As a music teacher she looks forward to the opportunity to continue to share the gift of music to students of all ages.
Lorraine is a wife, mother of three terrific kids, a worship leader and recording artist from Nashville, TN. She has been involved in music for most of her life. She grew up in a musical family where her mom taught her how to play the piano at the age of 8 and learned a love for singing and harmonizing while singing around the piano with her family.
Lorraine moved to Nashville, TN to pursue her musical career in the 90s. Shortly after moving to Nashville she became involved leading worship at several local churches, including a 9 years as the Worship Director for a large church in town.
Through the course of her career she has had the privilege of singing background vocals on several professional recordings including, Taylor Swift, Jeremy Camp, Steven Curtis Chapman And Billy Ray Cyrus to name a few. She was also one of the featured lead voices on all of the Praise Baby recordings.
Lorraine has been all over the world leading worship and holding workshops for churches who wanted to enrich their worship teams and worship experiences. She loves helping teams reach their full potential.
Lorraine started teaching piano and voice about 10 years ago on the side with only 2 students. Her student base has grown to around 25 and become more of a focus for her recently. She so enjoys teaching students and seeing the light bulb turn on for them when they grasp a musical concept. She loves to encourage creativity in writing original music as well as playing and singing by ear. It has been her true delight to see her students grow in their love and understanding of music.