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Our Practice

Bluff City Speech Language Pathology was created by two medically-based speech pathologists whose goals are to build an education platform for others looking to gain practice in the realm of instrumental assessment of swallowing, and to offer therapy services, with a focus on providing individualized, evidence-based patient care to best serve their patients.

This practice provides various services across the lifespan.   Diagnostics & treatment are offered for the following conditions: aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia of speech, dysphagia, cognitive impairment, and pediatric feeding disorders.   See the services tab for further information.

Providing you with the best clinicians for the best care

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Lydia Perkins, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Lydia completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology and graduate degree in Speech Language Pathology from The University of Memphis.  She is co-owner of Bluff City Speech, and brings 10+ years of experience to the practice. Her background is in the acute, medical field of speech pathology with a focus on neurogenic swallowing and cognitive communication disorders.  She has experience in establishing & building FEES programs in the acute care setting, and holds TN state certifications to train & perform endoscopic evaluation of swallowing.  She has been a clinical educator for multiple graduate programs, invited lecturer at the University level, and speaker at a regional CEU conference on evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders.  She is a member of The Dysphagia Research Society, The American Speech Language & Hearing Association, received multiple ASHA ACE awards, and is a member of the dysphagia special interest group.  

In her spare time, Lydia enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and taking her chocolate lab kayaking. 

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Alanna Britton, M.S., CCC-SLP, NTMNC

  Alanna  completed her undergraduate degree at Delta State University receiving a Bachelor’s in Speech and Hearing Sciences. She went on to obtain her Master’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders at The University of Mississippi. Alanna brings 8 years of experience to the practice, specializing in infant and pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders in the acute care and inpatient settings. Alanna holds a national certificate to perform Neonatal Touch and Massage. Additionally, she has been an invited lecturer at the University of Memphis and Le Bonheur Nutrition Symposium.  She is a member of the American Speech, Language & Hearing Association and has provided clinical instruction to graduate level students for six years.

In her spare time, Alanna enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 year old son,  watching any and all Ole Miss sports, and spending time at the lake. 

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Sydnee McCoy, M.S., CCC-SLP

 Sydnee holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Communication Sciences & Disorders from The University of Mississippi.  She is co-owner of Bluff City Speech, and brings 8 years of experience in both pediatric and adult populations to the practice.  Her area of expertise is in the acute, medical field of speech pathology with a focus on neurogenic swallowing and cognitive communication disorders.  She holds TN state certification & extensive experience in endoscopic evaluation of swallowing.  Sydnee is a current member of The American Speech Language & Hearing Association, Dysphagia Research Society, a two-time ASHA ACE award recipient, and a member of the dysphagia special interest group.  Additionally, Sydnee has provided clinical instruction to graduate level students for many years.

In her spare time, Sydnee enjoys spending time with her husband, two children,  and golden retriever & attending Ole Miss football games. 

 

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Megan received her Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of Memphis, as well as her Masters in Psychology.   Her background is in the medical field of speech pathology with a focus on swallowing and cognitive-communication disorders.  She holds a Tennessee state certification to perform endoscopic evaluation of swallowing. Additionally, Megan is an adjunct professor at The University of Memphis and teaches undergraduates about the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders.   Also, she has presented in multiple formats (community talks, podcast, blog posts, conference, radio, and TV). In 2020, Megan received a Distinguished Early Career Professional certificate from ASHA for her work in advocating for increased speech therapy services for the elderly. She is a member of The Dysphagia Research Society, ASHA, a five-time ASHA ACE award recipient, and a member of the dysphagia special interest group.  

 

In her spare time, Megan enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, running, and finding new hobbies that allow her to be creative.  

Megan Parsons, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CDP
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