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Southern Expressions Therapy provides a collaborative approach to speech and language therapy by emphasizing parent-child interaction during sessions and offering continuous parent education.

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Our Story

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Southern Expressions Therapy Company PLLC is a small private clinic providing tailored speech and language therapy to children in the Northern Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky region. Established in September 2023, our therapists bring vast experience in assisting children with speech and language delays, autism, developmental disorders, and AAC needs

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Our Services

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Assessments and Additional Services

  • Articulation Evaluations
  • Phonology Evaluations
  • Receptive Language Evaluations
  • Expressive Language Evaluations
  • Functional Communication Evaluations
  • IEP navigation for clients

Therapy Services:

  • Receptive Language
  • Expressive Language
  • Complex Communication
  • Social Language
  • AAC: Augmentative Alternative
  • Communication
  • Gestalt Language Processing


  • Phonology
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech
  • Sensory/Picky Eater Feeding

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  1. Wondering if your child needs speech and language services? Check out our resource page for developmental milestones and additional information.
  2. Can parents observe sessions? Of course! Our Speech Language Pathologists welcome parent involvement. Through observing and joining sessions, parents can learn techniques to support their child's speech and language progress.
  3. Do you accept insurance? Yes, we accept select commercial insurance plans and some Tenncare MHO plans. We also accommodate private payments, health savings accounts, and can provide super bills for out-of-network insurance upon request. Visit our resource page for details on the insurances we currently accept.
  4. Are you a provider for TEIS? Absolutely! We enjoy collaborating with our TEIS families.



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124 Main Street Suite 4 Portland , TN 37148-0121

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Our Team of Therapists

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Michelle Bradley, MSCCC-SLP, brings over two decades of experience working with children from preschool to 21 in school-based settings. Michelle specializes in helping children with speech and language delays, autism, cerebral palsy, developmental delays, and complex communication needs. She has extensive experience as a clinical supervisor for graduate students at a local university and has taught college courses on speech-language pathology in schools, focusing on IEP laws and federal regulations for school-based services. She holds teacher certification licensure in both KY an TN. Michelle is a certified Hanen instructor for "It Takes Two to Talk" and is in the process of completing her Natural Language Acquisition Training for Gestalt Learners. She holds a Lamp for Life certification and has a keen interest in the use of AAC. Based in the Portland area, she is excited to collaborate with families in her community. She resides in the on a farm in Sumner County with her husband and two children. She enjoys photography, baking, and spending time with her family

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Betty Jean Cummings, MSCCC-SLP

Biography coming soon.

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Tennessee Early Intervention Program

Early intervention is crucial. In Tennessee, there is a program that caters to children from birth to 3 years old, with a possible extension to age five based on specific criteria. If your child qualifies, this program is free for parents. For more details about the Tennessee Early Intervention Program, click the link below.


If you have any concerns about your child's speech and language development, feel free to reach out to us at 615-525-7559 or via email at info@southernexpressionstherapy.com. We offer screenings, evaluations, and pediatric speech and language therapy services,

You can refer your child to TEIS using the link below or talk to your pediatrician about a referral

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We are in network with

the following insurances

as of 4/7/2024

Blue Network P

Blue Network S



BlueCare Plus

TennCare Select


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