Natalie Barber

Lead Speech-Language Pathologist, SLP

Natalie is a 2018 graduate of Abilene Christian University with her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology. Speech therapy was introduced to Natalie at a young age when her older brother received early childhood intervention and school speech therapy services. Natalie joined the Cutting Edge family in 2018 for her Clinical Fellowship Year, in which she earned her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

Natalie has been trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) therapeutic approach to feeding for picky eaters and in the Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP) therapeutic approach for individuals with limited speaking abilities. She has also taken courses related to DIR Floortime, SCERTS model, gestalt language processing, neurodiversity-affirming practices, and strengths-based goal writing.

Natalie loves getting to know her patients and their families every day, collaborating with other professions, and helping each child learn how to communicate meaningfully. She enjoys using child-led approaches to help support and uplift neurodivergent populations.

Natalie’s Certifications and Specialties include Sequential Oral Sensory Feeding Therapy, DIR/Floor Time, and Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP) Words for Life,

Favorite Movie

Life is Beautiful, Arrival, Tangled, Finding Nemo

Hometown

Coppell, TX

Fun Fact

My family has a lake house on Lake Texoma where we spend a majority of our weekends. We love taking our dogs out on the boat!

Favorite Treat(s)

Snickerdoodle cookies