Natalie perkins, m.s., ccc-slp 

Natalie Perkins is a speech-language pathologist licensed by the Tennessee Board of Communication Disorders and certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).  In addition to providing evaluations and therapy services at PlayWorks Therapy Services, she is an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at Middle Tennessee State University.

Natalie received her undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University and her masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.  She has worked in pediatric clinic and school settings.    

Natalie has specialized training and interest in the areas of pediatric feeding, persistent speech sound disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, pediatric dysarthria, and early intervention.  She has received training in the SOS Approach to Feeding Program which addresses sensory-based feeding disorders and has also participated in additional training with Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson’s Talk Tools Oral Placement Therapy Program.  She is also trained in PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets), a tactile-kinesthetic therapy approach.

Natalie is a native Tennessean and grew up in Woodbury.  She now resides in Murfreesboro with her husband, son, and daughter.