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.
Therapist & Staff Members:
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.
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.
Kate Garmon, M.Ed, CCC-SLP received her Bachelors Degree in Communication Science and Disorders from The University of Georgia and completed her Masters Degree in Communication Disorders from Georgia State University. For the past 17 years, she has worked as a Speech Language Pathologist specializing in pediatrics. Kate has worked in clinic-based, preschool, and elementary school settings where she has experience working with a variety of disorders including phonological processing, speech sound disorders, apraxia, receptive and expressive language disorders and many developmental and neurological disorders that impact communication. “I have an awesome job and I am so thankful to be doing what I love everyday!”
Kate lives in Cumming with her husband, Kevin, and their three children Harris, Wilson, and Elizabeth. They love a great adventure and spend their free time outdoors, at the ballpark, on a hiking trail, or at the lake.
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.
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. She 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.
Laura Slotter, Ed.S. CCC-SLP earned her Bachelor’s degree in 2009 and her Master’s Degree in 2010 in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia. She completed her Educational Specialist degree in Teacher Leadership from Piedmont College in May of 2013. She has experience as a pediatric speech-language pathologist in the school and clinical settings. Laura specializes in the treatment of language, phonological processing disorders and articulation in preschool and school aged children. She lives in Alpharetta with her husband.
Lauren Yates, M. Ed. CCC-SLP, received her Bachelors of Science in Education and a Masters of Eduacation degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Valdosta State University. She is a qualified Speech Language Pathologist holding both a Certificate of Clinical Competence and a License in Speech Language Pathology in the state of Georgia.
Lauren has experience working in the preschool and elementary school setting. She has experience working with a variety of disorders including speech sound disorders, phonological disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, and many developmental and neurological disorders that impact communication. She currently lives in Cumming with her family and enjoys spending time with them as well as her friends.