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Our Team

SPOT On Therapy for Kids, formerly I-Xcel, has been providing Pediatric Speech Therapy services in metro Atlanta for 9 years.
SPOT On Therapy for Kid’s, programs are designed to meet the individual and varied needs of every child and family. Therapy is offered in both private and group sessions, in a child-friendly atmosphere. Therapy sessions can also be conducted at off-clinic sites, including homes, childcare centers, and schools. Please see our services page for more information.

Liz Krupit, M.S. CCC-SLP/Owner:

Liz Krupit, M.S. CCC-SLP is the owner and clinical director of SPOT On Therapy for Kids, formerly known as, I-xcel Speech & Language. Liz earned her Bachelor’s degree in Speech Language Pathology & Audiology from The University of Connecticut and a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of South Florida. Her experience includes: working in private practice, inpatient and outpatient hospitals with children and adults, including All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL, and in public and private school settings. She has over 20 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist.

Liz is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and won the prestigious American Speech Language and Hearing Association ACE (Award for Continuing Education). She is a member of the Special Interest Division for Alternative and Augmentative Communication, Special Interest Group for Language Learning and Education, Special Interest Division for Administration and Supervision and the Special Interest Group for Telepractice.

Liz specializes in early intervention, early language and articulation development, auditory processing, oral apraxia, evaluating and treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning disabilities, oral motor issues and feeding disorders. Liz also serves as a University of West Georgia Clinical Supervisor, where she teaches, advises and supervises graduate students for clinical internships. She lives in Suwanee with her husband and three daughters.

SPOT On Physical Therapists:

Stephanie Lott, PT, DPT graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science in Physical Therapy, and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.  Stephanie currently holds a Physical Therapy License in both Illinois and Georgia.  She is also a certified Clinical Instructor from the American Association of Physical Therapy (APTA).
Stephanie comes to us with over 11 years of Physical Therapy experience in Pediatrics, Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury, as well as a variety of other diagnoses.  She has a strong passion for Pediatrics and has managed to always work with them in a variety of settings.
Stephanie initially worked at Blythedale Children’s Hospital in NY as a PT working with children of all ages and diagnoses, in the hospital, school, and outpatient settings, including 5 days a week in the pool with the children.  She then transitioned to Shepherd Center here in Atlanta, working with patients with Brain Injuries and Spinal Cord Injuries and re-invented the Aquatic Therapy Program there.  During this time, she worked part time as a Pediatric Aquatic Therapist.

Most recently, Stephanie was working at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (AKA Shirley Ryan AbilityLab) where she was a PT, Assistant Manager and the Pediatric Care Coordinator, in charge of all the Pediatric patients in the facility.  Her job entitled overseeing  and coordination of all therapy (PT, OT, and Speech) and the transition of every child into school, ensuring all their needs were met.

Stephanie and her husband have recently moved to the Atlanta Area from Chicago and are excited to learn the area and begin this new chapter in their lives.
Joan Alia, M.S., PT, was a NCAA gymnast when completing her undergraduate degree at SUNY (The State University of New York) Brockport, and was often found jumping around the bleachers as the school mascot. Joan received her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY in 1994. 

Joan’s experience of over 20 years as a pediatric physical therapist includes: Acute care pediatric hospital in Queens, NY; school and clinic based PT at Nassau BOCES (NY) and Gwinnett County Public Schools, Early Intervention and Outpatient Clinic therapy at Mind and Motion and served as a Pediatric Concussion Program Coordinator. 

Joan has a true passion and love for working with children.  We feel confident you and your child will love her upbeat personality!

SPOT On Speech Therapists:

Deb Notarnicola,  M.S., CCC-SLP received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Science and Disorders followed by a Master’s of Science in Communication Disorders from The University of Texas at Dallas.  As the Lead Speech-Language Pathologist, Deb has treated a variety of speech and language disorders and symptoms including Autism, Down Syndrome, genetic disorders, neuro-motor disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, brain injuries, as well as, stuttering. Deb is PROMPT trained. She is trained in Lindemood-Bell LiPS, Visualizing/Verbalizing and Ortin Gillingham Multi-Sensory Reading Program. Deb’s experience includes 13 years in schools and 8 years in private pediatric clinic. She has proven skills in leadership, management, and mentoring other clinicians in the field. Deb enjoys coordinating care with parents and teams to create goals focusing on improving academic ability and daily independence/functioning of the child.
Mary Kathryn McDonald,  M.A., CCC-SLP graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders in 1995, she then went on to get her Master’s in Communication Disorders from Appalachian State University in 1997. Mary Kathryn is certified through the National American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), as well as licensed and certified through the state of Georgia. She also holds a national Certificate of Clinical Competence through ASHA.

Mary Kathryn McDonald specializes in working with all ages from birth through adulthood. She has worked with children and adults who have been diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), Central Auditory Processing Disorders, Down Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), hearing impaired, feeding/swallowing disorders, language and articulation disorders. Various settings have included work in hospitals, schools and clinics, Developmental Evaluation Centers (DEC), nursing homes, TBI units, Alzheimer’s units and psychological centers. She has previously worked for four years as a speech therapist in a center with children who were diagnosed with ASD and severe behavioral disorders. She has worked in both public and private school settings including elementary schools and South Forsyth High School.

Mary Kathryn uses evidenced-based practice to develop and implement therapy programs that include child-centered and therapist directed activities to address individual goals.

Barbara Earley M.Ed. CCC-SLP graduated from University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and then from Valdosta State University with a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology. Barbara has experience working with children through Babies Can’t Wait, the public school setting, clinic settings, and has worked with SPOT on Therapy since 2015. Barbara has worked with children of all ages and with a variety of speech and language disorders. She has experience working with children who present articulation and phonological processing disorders, autism spectrum disorders, language-based learning disabilities, auditory and language processing disorders, Down syndrome, and other developmental language disorders.

Barbara lives in Alpharetta with her husband, two children and rambunctious Australian Shephard. They love to travel, especially to the beach!

Susan Haviland, M.A., CCC-SLP, earned her Bachelors degree in Audiology and Speech Sciences from Michigan State University. She went on to obtain her Masters degree in Speech Pathology from Northern Michigan University. Susan has worked in a variety of settings serving the needs of both children and adults. She has extensive experience in early intervention, articulation/phonological processing disorders and language disorders. Susan is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, as well as, The Georgia Speech Language and Hearing Association.

Susan lives in Alpharetta with her husband and 3 children.

Megan Unger, M.A. CCC-SLP earned her Bachelor’s degree in communication disorders from Cortland State College in New York. She earned her Master’s degree in Speech/Language Pathology and audiology from New York University and is ASHA certified. Megan has many years of experience working in both the school and clinical settings providing speech/language therapy with a concentration on early intervention, articulation/phonological disorders, language disorders, autism, and social skills.

Megan resides in Cumming with her husband and three children.

Jamie-Lee Suttles, M.Ed. CCC-SLP earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from The University of West Georgia and her Master of Education degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Valdosta State University. Jamie-Lee is a qualified Speech and Language Pathologist holding a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Association (ASHA), and a License in Speech Language Pathology in the State of Georgia.
Jamie-Lee has experience in both the school and clinical settings providing speech and language therapy with a concentration in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), articulation/phonological disorders, language disorders, autism and social skills.
She lives in Cumming with her husband.
Julie Deane, M. Ed. CCC-SLP, holds a Masters of Education from the University of Georgia. Julie is a highly qualified speech language pathologist holiding a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), a License in Speech Language Pathologist in the State of Georgia, and a teaching certificate in Speech Language Pathology.
Julie has extensive experience, 20 years, in various areas of speech and language. Julie’s special interests include treating children with Stuttering, Language Delays, Lisps, Articulation and Phonological Disorders, Apraxia and the issues underlying many of these concerns.
Coming from a career in the public schools (Forsyth and Hall Counties), Julie has worked with children from preschool age to high school. Julie is delighted to offer individual therapy customized to your child’s needs. 

Jill Sellars, M.Ed. CCC-SLP, earned her degrees from Valdosta State University in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has experience in both school and clinical settings as a pediatric Speech Language Pathologist. Jill has worked with children and their families with receptive and expressive language disorders, phonological and articulation disorders, autism, social skills groups, and AAC.

Jill enjoys traveling, UGA football, and spending time with family and friends.

Deanna Anderson M.Ed. CCC-SLP, received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders in 1997 and graduated with a Master of Education within Speech Pathology from the University of Toledo in 1999. She has held a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) since 2000, and is licensed by the state of Georgia.  

Deanna is passionate about serving children and adults who exhibit a variety of communication difficulties including speech sound disorders, language disorders, fluency disorders, aphasia and feeding/swallowing disorders.  Deanna had the opportunity to serve on an interdisciplinary feeding disorders team at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation. She is trained in the Beckman Oral Motor Protocol and  Debra Beckman’s Oro-facial Deep Tissue Release.

Deanna’s interests also include reading and she completed training in the Orton Gillingham Approach in 2017. She has experience as a Clinical Supervisor/Instructor and mentored students at the undergraduate and graduate levels within communication disorders at the University of Montevallo. Deanna also served as the co-chair for Montevallo’s National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA). Deanna lives in Cumming and is a devoted wife and mother of 2 children. 

Courtney Bohrer, M.Ed., CCC-SLP earned her Bachelors of Education degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, while minoring in Child and Family Development from the University of Georgia and her Master of Education in Communication Disorders at Valdosta State University. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. She has previously worked with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD/ADHD, Cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and developmental disorders.

Courtney has experience evaluating and treating children with apraxia of speech, hearing loss, fluency disorder, articulation/phonological disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders and pragmatic/communication language disorders. In addition, she has also worked with second language learners in treating speech and language disorders. Courtney has experience in both the school and clinical settings. 

She is PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) trained, attended Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) trainings, and a Catherine Shaker feeding course. Courtney loves working closely with parents and other areas of discipline in order to maximize progress and skill carryover for each client.

Caitlin received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from Auburn University and Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Armstrong State University (Georgia Southern). She is a qualified Speech and Language Pathologist holding a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Association (ASHA), and a License in Speech Language Pathology in the State of Georgia.

Caitlin was inspired to become a speech language pathologist by her older sister who is nonverbal and communicates through the use of sign language and a communication device due to her diagnosis of moderate/severe autism. 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 loves Auburn football, essentials oils, and exercising. She lives in Cumming with her husband, son (Grayson), and newborn baby girl (Aubrey).