Welcome to Deborah L. Curlee Communication Consultants
East Tennessee’s Largest Speech Pathology Practice
We are East Tennessee’s largest speech pathology private practice and have been serving clients since 1981.
We are owned and operated by Deborah Curlee Hall, M.A., CCC-SLP, a certified speech pathologist, and are committed to providing high quality speech-language evaluation and therapy services to over 1,200 clients each week.
Our clients are mostly pediatric and are located in Knoxville and 16 different East and Upper East Tennessee area school systems.
We also serve clients in their homes, pre-schools, and daycares in the Knoxville and surrounding areas as well as Upper East Tennessee besides serving clients at our West Knoxville office. We serve children as young as “Birth to 3” in Early Intervention and are the largest provider/vendor for Tennessee Early Intervention Services (TEIS).
We also see preschool and school-age children and adults with a variety of speech, language, swallowing, feeding, fluency, voice, auditory and language-processing disorders, and other communication disorders.
Our staff includes over 55 speech pathologists, all with their Masters’ degree and certification by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) or completing their Clinical Fellowship Year which precedes their ASHA certification.
100% of our speech pathologists have completed a minimum of two years of post-graduate level of study and training in speech pathology and have been awarded a Masters Degree. We do not, and have never, used so called “speech assistants” (i.e., “SLPAs”) to serve any of our clients due to State restrictions on their practice and lesser education and training in comparison to a Masters Degree speech pathologist.
Our goal is to provide the best possible services, using practitioners with the highest levels of education and training-----which means that the healthcare professional serving your child is a true “professional”, with a graduate degree in speech pathology and who has been awarded their Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA or who is completing their Clinical Fellowship period which precedes the award of that coveted ASHA certificate. (So called “speech assistants” cannot hold any certification from ASHA and are not recognized as healthcare providers by Medicare.)
Serving You Where You Are
Besides serving children and adults in our West Knoxville office, we also serve children in their “natural environment” (homes, pre-schools, daycares) in Knoxville, Johnson City, Morristown, Kingsport, Elizabethton, Lenoir City, Oak Ridge, Maynardville, Maryville, Clinton, Kingston, Jefferson City, and Dandridge besides serving children in Knox, Anderson, Blount, Loudon, Union, Greene, Sullivan, Hamblen, Jefferson, Carter, Cocke and Washington Counties.
We serve Tenncare children in the following school systems:
Carter County, Cocke County, Etowah City, Greene County, Grainger County, Hamblen County, Hancock County, Kingsport City, Lenoir City, Monroe County, Rogersville City Schools, Scott County, Union County, Washington County, Norris Academy