ABOUT BEYOND SPEECH
Beyond Speech was established in 2010. The focus of our company has always been to provide high quality speech-language services to families in Central Arkansas. Our name, "Beyond Speech," describes our level of commitment to going above and beyond for the families we work with. This involves home programming, a high level of communication with families and teachers, and most importantly connecting with your child. In addition, our name was created to describe the services that speech-language pathologist provide. While speech-language pathologist love helping children articulate sounds such as "r" and "s," our scope goes way beyond to helping children learn. The American Speech-Language and Hearing Association describes speech-language pathologists as the experts to help develop literacy skills, as the process of reading is complex and centralized around processing sounds and language skills. Also, we have now been able to grow "Beyond" speech services to provide Occupational Therapy and Evaluations. Our mission is to help lay a foundation for your child to succeed in therapy sessions, their academic setting, and the home environment.
Caroline Crow Clinic Owner
Caroline Crow and her husband, Bryan, founded Beyond Speech in 2010. Caroline received her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Medical Sciences at Little Rock and her undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree in communication disorders from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Caroline has evaluated and treated children with a wide variety of diagnoses and disorders. She has a passion for helping children with language and literacy disorders. Caroline has attended numerous workshops and certifications to enhance her knowledge and better help children. She has been formally trained in the Lindamood Bell reading programs, Reading with TLC, and the Orton-Gillingham methodology with the Institute of Multi-Sensory Education with TLC Literacy Intervention Programs. Also, Caroline has attended workshops on Dyslexia, the Beckman Oral Motor Program, the Kaufman Apraxia Program, the STAR Program, and the Picture Exchange Communication System. Fully licensed by the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Speech–Language Pathology & Audiology and she has her certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Caroline is also an adjunct professor with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and teaches the course on Literacy Disorders to Master's Level speech-pathologist students.
Caroline and Bryan raise their two children, Catherine and John Cooper, and love attending all of their children's sporting events in basketball, football, swimming, and golf. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exercising, learning new things, and rooting for the Razorbacks.
Bryan Crow is the co-owner of Beyond Speech and manages all human resources, referrals, and billing services. Bryan received his Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. His professional background includes 10 years in medical sales and management. He now is also a state licensed appraiser.
He has been married to Caroline for over 10 years and has two children. He is an active member of Second Presbyterian Church, an avid outdoorsman, and loves the Razorbacks.
Meet Our Team
Melissa Austin Murphy
Melissa was born and raised in North Little Rock, Arkansas and is a proud alumnus of North Little Rock High School, home of the Charging Wildcats. She received her Bachelor of Health and Behavioral Sciences Degree in 2013, and Master of Science Degree with an emphasis in Occupational Therapy in 2015 at the University of Central Arkansas. She lives in Little Rock with her husband, John, and they have a beautiful two-year-old daughter, Hannah. She is just a wee toddler, but already wants to be an aerospace engineer. They attend Fellowship Bible Church in Midtown, where Melissa enjoys serving the toddlers on Sunday mornings. When she is not making new memories with Hannah, she enjoys listening to the latest suspense novel on Libby/Audible while baking and cleaning!
Melissa spent several years working in a developmental preschool, assisting preschoolers in developing their foundational skills to learn and play. She focused heavily on sensory processing disorder and oral sensory feeding delays, working with many individuals on the autism spectrum disorder.
Melissa joined the Beyond Speech therapy team in September 2022 and is passionate about helping your child succeed! She uses a holistic approach when targeting your child's goals, and is very passionate about working in schools in order to best collaborate with your child's academic team.
Megan is from Mountain Home, Idaho, and has lived in Arkansas since 2012 with strong family ties in the state. She started with Beyond Speech as a Speech-Language Pathologist in June 2018. Megan's clinical experience includes working with children with hearing loss utilizing cochlear implants and hearing aids, literacy intervention, and other learning challenges. Megan has completed the Intermediate Orton-Gillingham training through the Institute of Multi-sensory Education. Currently, She is also training with Jacob's Ladder in Atlanta,GA. Jacob's Ladder utilizes an Interpersonal Whole-Brain Model of Care to support children with a variety of needs. Megan received her Bachelor's Degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences from the University of Arkansas, where she graduated Cum Laude. She received her Master's Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from UAMS and graduated with honors. She also received a specialty certificate in Auditory-Based Intervention. Megan lives at home with her husband,Hunter, and their dog,Sadie Bell. In her free time, Megan enjoys watching and attending sporting events and spending time with her friends and family.
Jordan (Jo) is from Stuttgart, Arkansas. She received a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Central Arkansas to become a Speech-Language Pathologist. Go Bears! Jo has been working for Beyond Speech since August 2020. She is licensed by the Arkansas Board of Examiners and Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. She has been trained in the IMSE Orton Gillingham approach. Jo has evaluated and treated children with Articulation and Phonological Disorders, Language Disorders, Literacy Disorders, Fluency Disorders, Voice Disorders, Language Disorders,Literacy Disorders, Fluency Disorders, Voice Disorders, Feeding and Swallowing Disorders and Social Disorders.
Kami has been a speech-language pathologist with the Beyond Speech team sinceJune 2020. Before moving to Little Rock, Kami received her Bachelor's Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Harding University where she graduated Cum Laude. She received her Master's Degree in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Tennessee State University. Kami is licensed by the Arkansas Board of Examiners and Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She is also Orton-Gillingham Trained/Certified. Kami is from Searcy, Arkansas. Kami enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, exercising, and cheering on the Razorbacks! She also loves spending time with her many nieces and nephews.
Rachel was born and raised in Camden, Arkansas. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She graduated in May of 2018 and took off a year to work as a Speech -Language Pathology Assistant. In 2021 she received her Master's Degree in Speech- Language Pathology from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana. Rachel joined the Beyond Speech Team in the summer of 2021. She has evaluated and treated children in the areas of feeding, articulation, language, stuttering, literacy, apraxia, voice, hearing, AAC, and social pragmatics with a variety of disorders and disabilities. Rachel is licensed by the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech -Language Hearing Association. Rachel enjoys traveling, ready cooking, and cheering on the Razorbacks.
Krisi Gable has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist at Beyond Speech since 2014. Prior to joining the team at Beyond Speech, she worked at Arkansas Children’s Hospital for ten years, where she achieved recognition as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. She has evaluated and treated both children and adults with Dysphagia, Oral Sensorimotor Disorders, Dysarthria, Apraxia of Speech, Articulation and Phonological Disorders, Voice Disorders, Tracheostomies and Ventilator Dependence, Fluency Disorders, Dyslexia, Language Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Spinal Cord Injuries, Neurodegenerative Disorders, Cognitive-Communication Disorders, Aphasia, and Craniofacial Anomalies.
Krisi received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Harding University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and as an Honors College Graduate with Distinction. She received her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Central Arkansas. Krisi is licensed by the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association.
Krisi is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas. She is married to her husband, Alan, and they have three beautiful daughters. Krisi attends church at Pleasant Valley Church of Christ, where she is active in children’s ministry and enjoys teaching Bible classes for young children. Krisi enjoys reading, spending time with her family and friends, and traveling.
Bailee is from North Little Rock, Arkansas. She received a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Arkansas. Bailee"s clinical experience includes working with Deaf and hard of hearing students, as well as, children with articulate, language, and developmental disabilities from birth to 10th grade. In her free time, she enjoys reading, attending theater performances, crafting and spending time with her son. Bailee enjoys helping each of her clients achieve their "Aha" moments through speech therapy.