Rachel Rigdon Fuller
Rachel graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Georgia in 2011, and received her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from UGA in 2013. As a graduate clinician, Rachel gained invaluable experience at the University of Georgia Speech and Hearing Clinic where she provided diagnostic evaluation and treatment to both children and adults. She worked as a speech-language pathologist intern at Barnett Shoals Elementary School, where she served children with various moderate-profound speech, language, and learning disabilities. At Saint Mary’s Center for Rehabilitation Services in Athens, Georgia, Rachel had the opportunity to work with an interdisplinary team to restore speech, language, and cognitive communicative abilities in adults with aphasia, dementia, Traumatic Brain Injury, dysarthria, apraxia, dysphagia, and Parkinson’s disease. Rachel holds a Georgia License in Speech-Language Pathology. as well as her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. She is also amember of ASHA’s Language Learning and Education Special Interest Group. Since 2013, she has served a variety of pediatric populations including, but not limited to: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Auditory Processing Disorder, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Attention-Deficit Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Oral-Motor Dysfunction, and Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Rachel has provided result-driven treatment to clients between the ages of 18 months to 25 years of age in the areas of early speech and language development, fluency and voice, receptive and expressive language, math-based language conceptualization, word retrieval, articulation and phonology, developmental apraxia, reading comprehension, written expression, attention, working memory, executive functions, and sensory and oral-motor based feeding. She has also worked as the Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant Coordinator to provide brain-plasticity based treatment for auditory processing, language, and reading difficulties. Rachel is a certified provider of three highly effective programs: Integrated Listening Systems (iLs) and iLs Interactive Language Program, and Interactive Metronome (IM). She has training in several Lindamood-Bell programs (i.e., Seeing Stars, Visualizing & Verbalizing, and On Cloud 9) as well as the Kaufman Speech-to-Language Protocol for Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Dedicated to helping her clients reach full potential in home, social, and educational environments, Rachel searches for every opportunity to participate in educational opportunities to enhance her clinical skills and provide the best possible treatment for each and every client. During her free time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her friends and family, reading, and supporting the Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Braves.