Lindsay Thomas, M.S. CCC-SLP
Lindsay shares the role of co-owner of Benefit Therapy Services with her longtime friend and business partner Tara Green. She is nationally certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and has her license to practice in the state of North Carolina.
Lindsay graduated from East Carolina University in 2006 with an undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and shortly after attended Western Carolina University where she received her Masters Degree in Speech Pathology in 2009.
During her tenure as a speech-language pathologist, Lindsay has worked with the birth to 3 and preschool populations, as well as with the school age, middle school, and high school populations. She has worked with children with diverse needs, including the following diagnosis: autism, childhood apraxia of speech, cleft palate, articulation delays/disorders, language delays/disorders, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, cognitive delays/impairments, sensory disorders, fluency disorders, feeding disorders, hearing loss, and behavioral disorders. Lindsay also has experience with treating patients diagnosed with aphasia, dementia and traumatic brain injury.
Lindsay believes that early intervention is vital to a child’s development of age-appropriate communication, social, and academic skills. She enjoys working with clients and their families to facilitate improved communication and social interactions as well as to promote carryover and generalization of learned skills into all environments for both pediatric and adult patients. Lindsay is married to Joel, an apache helicopter pilot for the United States Army and is the proud parent of two children, Lilly Rae, age five and Rylee, age four. Lindsay’s oldest daughter Lilly Rae was diagnosed with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism shortly after birth. Through her journey to gain appropriate care and therapy services for her daughter, Lindsay has become passionate about advocating and educating parents on the importance of understanding their child’s diagnosis.