Wilmington Speech Associates is a private practice located in beautiful Wilmington, NC. Our staff have lived and provided speech-language pathology services in Wilmington and Leland as well as New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties for more than 13 years. We pride ourselves in making our patients' needs our first priority. We work closely with families, caregivers, and pediatricians to develop comprehensive care plans that effectively diagnose and treat a variety of pediatric speech and language delays and disorders.
Melissa L. Brooks, MA CCC-SLP
Melissa is the owner of Wilmington Speech Associates. She received her undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Go Heels! Melissa holds a Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Appalachian State University. She has practiced speech-language pathology since 2005, working with a variety of pediatric speech/language disorders and has owned a private practice since 2008. She has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners. Melissa is married and and has two sweet kiddos that keep her busy.
Fallon Stephens, MS CCC-SLP
Fallon received her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from East Carolina University, Go Pirates! Fallon received her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology in 2013 from the University of North Texas. Fallon is from Chincoteague Island, VA and recently relocated to Wilmington from the Outer Banks where she practiced speech-language pathology with pediatrics and geriatrics in various inpatient and outpatient settings. She has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association and is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners. Fallon enjoys spending time with her aloof but entertaining dog, golfing, reading, traveling, and most of all laughing.
Michelle Lewis-Rice, MA CCC-SLP
Michelle received her bachelor's degree in Speech Pathology from Molloy College in Rockville Centre, New York. She received her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Columbia University in New York City. She has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners. Michelle enjoys competing in local fishing tournaments, eating all fried foods, eating sushi and collecting vinyl records.
Beth Batts, MA CCC-SLP
Beth received her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Berry College in Rome, Georgia, in 2003. She received her Master of Arts in Audiology and Speech Pathology from The University of Memphis in 2006. Beth grew up in a little town in Alabama called Dothan, but has made Leland, NC, her home now for the past 10 years. She has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners. Beth has three young children who she enjoys spending her time with and who keep her on her toes.
Sudie Brown, MS CCC-SLP
Sudie received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Speech Language Pathology from East
Carolina University. As a 3rd generation Pirate, she was proud to be in Greenville, NC for a
running total of 6 years. Following graduation in 2017, Sudie worked for 2 years in Raleigh as a
contract speech therapist for the Johnston County School System. During this time she
encountered a variety of populations and ages ranging from Pre-K to 4th grade students. Sudie
recently relocated to Wilmington to pursue a career in the private practice setting. She has her
Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association and is
licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners. Sudie enjoys reading, exercising, cheering
on the Pirates and spending time with family and friends.
Vicky has been an office manager for a speech pathology group for the past six years and has over 30 years experience in bookkeeping. She handles patient intake, insurance coverage and medical billing and keeps Wilmington Speech Associates running smoothly. She has two grown sons whom she enjoys visiting during her time off.