Meet Our Staff

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Ashlyn Lelej, MS, CCC-SLP

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Ashlyn graduated Magna Cum Laude from North Carolina State University with an undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders. She attained her Master of Science in Speech-language Pathology from East Carolina University. Since her graduation, she has worked in many different settings since 2002, including home health, inpatient and outpatient medical facilities, the school setting and private practice.


  • Certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Lee Silverman Voice Program
  • Debra Beckman Oral Motor Program
  • Numerous Continuing Education Programs (Autism spectrum disorder, apraxia and oral-motor and feeding issues.)

Ashlyn enjoys working with all ages with many different speech, language, voice and feeding/oral motor disorders and  truly loves her work. She opened Speech Matters, LLC with the intention of creating a warm and effective therapy environment for all ages that focuses on client and family-directed individual care while utilizing the most current research and intervention techniques.

Licensed in North Carolina (#6505)

Heather True, MA, CCC-SLP

hTrueHeather earned her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Missouri State University in 1995 and her Masters in Communication Disorders from Louisiana State University in 1997. She has worked in various settings, such as, skilled nursing facilities, home health/early intervention and the school system. She has experience with articulation/phonological processing disorders, language disorders and, most recently, working with individuals with severe to profound developmental disabilities, focusing on augmentative and alternative communication. Heather enjoys her job and loves seeing her clients make progress in their abilities to communicate!

  • Licensed in the state of North Carolina (#8752)
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Association
  • Multiple continuing education courses related to speech, language and swallowing disorders


Anna Wooten, MS, CCC-SLP

annaAnna obtained her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Appalachian State University and completed her Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of South Carolina. She has experience with various delays and disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Expressive and Receptive Language Disorder, and Apraxia. Anna has worked with a variety of populations, ranging from birth to geriatric, and enjoys working with clients of all ages. Anna loves encouraging others to reach their full potential both in and out of the speech classroom.

  • CPR and AED trained
  • MBSImP Dysphagia trained



Hailey Harty, MSP, CCC-SLP

HaileyHarty2Hailey earned both her undergraduate degree and her Master of Speech Pathology from the University of South Carolina. Hailey has experience with all ages and diagnoses including Autism, feeding aversions, fluency, and more. Hailey has worked in a variety of settings including homes, daycares, private practices, and hospitals. She has a strong passion for working with children and their families to help them reach their full potential!

  • Licensed in the state of North Carolina (#13196)
  • Awarded Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


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