Stephanie L Barton, Med CCC-SLP

  • Studied Speech Language Pathology at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK
  • Served as the Northeastern State Speech Language Hearing Association President my senior year of college
  • Graduated with a Bachelor of Science with emphasis in Speech Language Pathology in May of 1998
  • Applied and was accepted to the Master’s Program at Northeastern State University in the spring of 1998
  • Completed two medical based externships, George Nigh Rehab Institute in Okmulgee, OK (August-November 1999); Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, TX (January – April 2000).
  • Graduated with a Master of Education with emphasis in Speech Language Pathology Summa Cum Laude in the year 2000
Stephanie's Work Experiences
  • 2000-2005
    Stilwell Elementary in Stilwell, OK-roles included evaluation, care planning, and care management for a robust caseload of 55-60 students grades 1-12
  • Fall of 2005
    Marshall Elementary in Checotah, OK-roles included evaluation, care planning, and care management for a robust caseload of 45-50 students grades KG-Middle School.
  • 2005-2010 
    Children’s Medical Center Outpatient Developmental Pediatric Unit in Tulsa, OK – Department head for Speech Pathology.  Roles included conducting comprehensive pediatric evaluations, care planning, counseling and guidance to parents/caregivers, and collaboration with developmental doctors, therapy team, and medical staff.
  • 2011-2014
    George Nigh Rehab Institute in Okmulgee, OK – roles included evaluation, care planning, counseling, and collaboration with doctors and medical team for both inpatient/outpatient geriatrics and outpatient pediatrics.  Also served as the department head for one year.
  • 2014-2023
    Co-founded a non-profit autism therapy clinic The Griffin Promise Autism Clinic and helped grow the practice from two therapists to 13.  Served as the Director of Therapy which included holding regular therapy staff meetings, mentorship, and learning opportunities for therapy staff.  Specialized in evaluation of individuals with Selective Mutism as well as Autistic Disorder.  Attended training on administration and coding of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule -2 Modules Toddler, 1, 2, and 3.  Have conducted well over 1,000 evaluations using the ADOS-2.  Also completed a graduate level course on Spelling to Communicate.  Offered low tech alternative communication via stencil boards to autistic individuals with absent expressive language, minimal expressive language, and unreliable expressive language.
  • In addition to my roles and responsibilities at the clinic, I presented at our annual autism conference, provided in-service training on Selective Mutism to school teachers and staff, and assisted in parent/caregiver trainings on autism therapy.  I am passionate about helping individuals and their families. My experience has equipped me with the tools to best support parents in helping their children grow to become better communicators.  I look forward to meeting and helping many more families and individuals with both Selective Mutism and Autism.  I also will continue to learn new and innovative ways to impact the lives of those I serve.