About Divine Speech!
Helping children reach their full and maximum potential is what we do!
Chelse Moore, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
An ASHA Certified, Ga-Licensed Speech Language Pathologist conceived the idea of Divine Speech in the early 1990s.This University of Georgia Bulldog received both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders from UGA and went on to work in the Fulton County Public School System for three years as an Elementary and Middle School Speech/Language Pathologist. While on maternity leave with her second child Nyle, Chelse began sketching ideas about practice without walls, hence the birth of Divine Speech, a home health practice geared towards early intervention services and the birth-3 population. After returning to work and finishing the school year, Divine Speech/Language Services began with 9 children, 3 days a week. From working as a early Intervention Speech-Language Pathologist with the birth-3 population with Babies Can’t Wait for 7 years, to a private practice now 18 years later, Divine Speech has served LITERALLY thousands of families. Giving children their first words, parents a sense of empowerment by creating language opportunities, and mentoring college students across the country from Georgia to California, Divine Speech has increased its growth by one philosophy: We truly believe Speech IS Divine! “When children are given the opportunity to label, request, and describe things in their environment, their entire interaction with others changes! They are able to command the environment with their language thereby creating their own world, driven by the words they speak! This is where we come in…showing them that expressive language is a very powerful tool! We then show parents how to continuously respond to their children’s language, using facial expressions, words, forging conversational interactions, ultimately shaping their relationships, personalities, and social interactions. We believe Speech IS Divine!
Currently, Chelse enjoys working primarily with children and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Divine Speech is mostly dedicated to treating special populations of children diagnosed with ASD,ADHD,Apraxia of Speech, Feeding Difficulties, (Birth to 6) Developmental Delays, and young (5-13)boys who stutter.
Living in the Atlanta area, Chelse is an avid runner of Marathons…(ok,ok HALVES!), 15Ks, 10Ks, and mother 2 children, Devynn-Simone 19, and Nyle 16.
Dr. Jennifer Poulos is a licensed pediatric psychologist who focuses on the importance of early intervention for infants, toddlers, young children, and their families as they cope with and adjust to developmental, cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and chronic medical conditions. Dr. Poulos provides comprehensive consultation, assessment, treatment planning, play therapy, and behavioral therapy (i.e., Applied Behavior Analysis). She also provides behavioral medication consultation, integration and continuity of care with other clinical professionals (i.e., pediatricians, speech therapists, occupational therapists), and holistic care consultation. Training and experience has granted Dr. Poulos the specific interest of working with young children who have developmental delays, speech/language challenges, adaptive behavior concerns, autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), sensory integration challenges, bedwetting, feeding difficulties, learning disorders, anxiety, depression, disruptive behavioral disorders, and neuropsychological challenges. Additional domains of interest include the psychological impact when coping with medical issues (i.e., cancer, cystic fibrosis, asthma, sleep disorders, food allergies, weight management, neurofibromatosis, sickle cell/blood disorders). In addition to working with your child, Dr. Poulos also offers strategies for effective parenting, family involvement, and assisting with appropriate structuring of the home and school environments.
Dr. Poulos is a Michigan native who has resided in Atlanta for over a decade. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Child and Family Development at The University of Georgia and her M.A. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Georgia School of Professional Psychology. During graduate school, she trained within a thriving private practice, Emory Autism Center at the Emory University School of Medicine, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and the Aflac Cancer Center. She returned to Grand Rapids, Michigan to complete her residency in Pediatric Neuropsychology at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital and B.R.A.I.N.S (Behavioral Recourses And Institute for Neuropsychological Services). Dr. Poulos has completed research regarding the psychosocial effects of pet ownership and attachment in children and has a passion for Animal Assisted Therapy. Lastly, Dr. Poulos is a member of the Society of Pediatric Psychology, the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Georgia Psychological Association (GPA).
Dr. Poulos is available by contacting our office at (404) 476-3535, fax (404)354-4263, by email at Dr.JenniferPoulos@gmail.com. We look forward to assisting you and your family with your integrated mental and healthcare needs.