Our Mission

Speech Therapy for Children in Birmingham, Alabama

Changing Lives through Enabling Children to Find Their Unique Voices

Effective speech therapy begins with a recognition that each child is wonderfully and fearfully made and deserves to have his or her voice heard. We focus on getting to know each child and individualizing a plan of care for his or her specific needs. 

Care-givers provide the solid ground for effective speech therapy. In addition to working with your child, we work to equip parents with techniques to use in the home to foster their child's communication.  

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Our Therapists

American Speech Language Hearing Association Certified members, Angela Johnston and Kandice Pearson, M.S. CCC-SLP Speech Language Therapists in Birmingham, Alabama
Angela Johnston, ASHA-certified Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP) in Birmingham, Alabama

Angela Johnston, M.S., CCC-SLP

My passion is empowering children to overcome their communication barriers. I partner with parents to provide speech-language therapy that is individualized to your child's needs and enables your child to flourish in the home, school, and life.

I am an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist (CCC-SLP) and licensed to practice in the state of Alabama. I hold a Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Alabama, and have experience in a variety of clinical and education settings. Most recently, I was an SLP in the Birmingham City Schools system, serving pre-school, elementary, and middle school aged students. After having my first child, Liam, I left full-time therapy and started Steel City Speech. It is my joy to see your child thrive through professional speech services.

Please email me at angela.johnston@steelcityspeech.com

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Kandice Pearson, ASHA-certified Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP) in Birmingham, Alabama

Kandice Pearson, M.S., CCC-SLP

One of my greatest joys in life is experiencing when a child first learns to communicate. I believe every person has something to say and deserves to learn how to communicate those desires.

I am an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist (CCC-SLP) and licensed by ABESPA in the state of Alabama to practice Speech-language Pathology. I have a bachelor’s degree in Child Development Education from Samford University and a Master’s degree in Speech-language Pathology from the University of Montevallo.

I have a wide variety of experience in working with the pediatric population, most recently working with students ages preschool-12th grade in the public schools. When my daughter Karis was born, I decided to leave my full time job and join Steel City Speech. I enjoy working with children, and I’m glad to have chosen a career where I can work one on one with children and their families.

Please email me at kandice.pearson@steelcityspeech.com

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Amanda Bell, M.S., CCC-SLP

I am most passionate about helping children acquire language and emphasizing the importance of language exposure in the home. I love working with families to provide language-rich environments and supporting the use of every language and dialect to communicate.

I am an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist (CCC-SLP) and hold a license to practice speech pathology in the state of Alabama. I earned Bachelor degrees in Communication Disorders and Spanish from Auburn University and attended the University of Arizona for my Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology. While in Arizona I also received a bilingual certificate to work with children and adults from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Most recently I worked in a school setting with children from preschool to second grade, and I had the joy of evaluating and treating many students in both English and Spanish. I left the schools and joined Steel City Speech to have more opportunities to work with individual families in their home environment.

Please email me at amanda.bell@steelcityspeech.com

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