1803 Ward Drive, Suite 202, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 | info@brightbeginningsptc.com

Emily and Natalie met while attending Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) and quickly became friends. While at MTSU, they discussed one day owning a private practice together where they could impact the lives of children with disabilities and their families. Even while attending separate graduate schools and working in various settings, Emily and Natalie continued to develop skills that would help them pursue their dream. Emily and Natalie share a similar philosophy of practice which promotes family-centered care, child-directed therapy, employing qualified service providers, ensuring privacy for families, and individualizing treatment plans for each child. Bright Beginnings hopes to become an asset to the Murfreesboro community.
Positions Available: 12/17/15 - At this time, we have an opening for Speech-Language Pathologist. For more information, please call 615-898-7461!



Emily Thomas, M.A., CCC-SLP - Speech-Language Pathologist/Co-Owner
Emily Thomas, M.A., CCC-SL Emily attended undergraduate school at Middle Tennessee State University where she received a B.S. in Communication Disorders. She received her M.A. in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. She is licensed by the Tennessee Board of Communication Disorders and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Emily has worked in various school systems in the Middle Tennessee area as well as pediatric multi-disciplinary rehabilitation centers. Emily participates in daily administrative roles and enjoys supervising clinical fellows. She is certified in the SOS Feeding program which addresses sensory-based feeding disorders. She has also participated in additional training with Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson’s Oral Placement Therapy Program and Lori Overland’s Sensory Motor Approach to Feeding. In May 2012, Emily received the Award for Continuing Education (ACE) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for her commitment to lifelong learning. Emily lives in Murfreesboro with her husband and dog, Diogi.
emily@brightbeginningsptc.com
Natalie George Perkins, M.S., CCC-SLP - Speech-Language Pathologist/Co-Owner
Natalie George, M.S., CCC-SLP Natalie graduated from Middle Tennessee State University where she received a B.S. in Communication Disorders. She received her M.S. in Speech Language Pathology from Vanderbilt University Medical School. Natalie is licensed by the Tennessee Board of Communication Disorders and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). As Bright Beginnings continues to grow, Natalie’s daily activities consist of more administrative tasks and supervisory roles. She is certified in the SOS Feeding program which addresses sensory-based feeding disorders and has also participated in additional training with Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson’s Oral Placement Therapy Program. Natalie has received ASHA’s Award for Continuing Education (ACE) in May 2012. The ACE is a formal recognition of professionals who have demonstrated their commitment to lifelong learning. Natalie is proud and excited to see Bright Beginnings expand its ability to serve more kids and families in Middle Tennessee.
natalie@brightbeginningsptc.com
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