Speech Pathology Associates, Inc. (SPA) is a private practice established in 1972 by Beverly Ray, CCC-SLP. During her professional career, she has served as Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA) President and has been awarded by MSHA the Clinical Achievement Award and Honors of the Association.
SPA has a staff of highly qualified Speech/Language Pathologists with an average of 15-20 years experience. Each Speech-Language Pathologist on staff holds the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competency, Mississippi State Board of Health licensure, and Mississippi Department of Education licensure.
SPA provides Speech/Language services at the SPA clinic, outpatient and inpatient hospital, and schools. Through partnerships with school personnel, SPA staff provides in-service workshops and coordinates services for children identified as eligible for services. By accessing Medicaid and State Department of Education funding, services are often provided at no cost to the school.
Reading Rays at SPA provides Dyslexia Evaluations. The evaluations are conducted by Speech-Language Pathologists who have received specialized training in diagnosing Dyslexia.