Dogwood Developmental Therapy

Our Practice

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Here, our professionals know that communication is the key to connecting with others! Whether it's building an early foundation for infants and toddlers, facilitating communication for those who are nonverbal or refining articulatory precision in school-age children to meet social and educational demands we pride ourselves on staying up to date with evidence based practices. Our mission is to help our patients and their families accomplish these goals in a compassionate, and efficient way.

 

Conveniently located off Highway 17 N in Hampstead

  • 15 minutes from the Surf City Swing Bridge

  • 10 minutes from Porters Neck

  • 25 minutes from Sneads Ferry & UNC-W

 
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Stacy E. Wilson, M.S., CCC-SLP, ITFS

I’ve had the pleasure of working with children as a Speech-Language Pathologist for the past 12 years. I hold a Master of Science in Speech-Language and Auditory Pathology from East Carolina University. Soon after graduate school, I returned “home” to Fayetteville, NC.  In Fayetteville, I had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings serving children ages birth through high-school. These settings included inclusive developmental preschools, elementary schools, “natural environments” (homes, daycares), as well as clinic based clients. In the clinic and preschools, collaboration between myself and other service providers was afforded to me. I feel this was important as a new clinician in that I could learn to view the whole child from the perspectives of the Occupational (OTs), Physical (PTs) and behavioral therapists with whom I was able to work closely. To be able to treat the whole child and make timely referrals to other therapists is key in being able to improve communication, learning and feeding difficulties in my own clients. 

I opened Dogwood Developmental Therapy in Hampstead in February 2017. Having been a visitor to Topsail since childhood, I have wanted to move to the area for many years. When I learned of the need for services in the area from the parent of a young child I realized it was time to make that move. I was motivated by the chance to provide accessible services without compromising quality of care to an area that was in need.

I have a special interest in working with children with feeding, speech-intelligibility and pragmatic language difficulties due to autism, sensory-integration, and motor-speech disorders. Additionally, I hold the Infant-Toddler Family Specialist certificate with the North Carolina Infant-Toddler Program to be able to provide Community Based Rehabilitation Services to those children ages birth to three years old. I am eager to bring my knowledge and experience with these sensitive populations to Hampstead.

 I look forward to getting to know you and your child!

 

Carol D. Wilson, M.A., LCSW

Obtained a Bachelor of Social Work degree from East Carolina University ('77) and a Master of Arts in Service Agency Counseling from University of North Carolina Pembroke ('97). She began her career with Cumberland County Department of Social Services. Working in both Adult and Children services, she gained experience with identifying clients needs, establishing resources for families, and facilitated transitions to help them meet their personal goals. In 1994, she began working at the Developmental Evaluation Center/Children's Developmental Services Agency as a Clinical Social Worker, participating on an interdisciplinary team completing evaluations and sharing developmental information with the child's parents.  She later served as the Clinical Intake Coordinator where she was often the first point of contact for parents, physicians and other community agencies and was responsible for educating caregivers and community groups regarding the NC Infant-Toddler Program.

In her current role with Dogwood Developmental Therapy, she identifies community resources for our families as needed, ensures compliance and maintains awareness of payer and reimbursement policies, coding guidelines and health insurance changes for our clients.

 

Gabby Stowe, B.S., Office Intern

I graduated from Liberty University in May of 2018 with a B.S. in Family and Child Development. I am from Virginia and moved to Wilmington, NC, shortly after graduation. I have experience working with children ages 0-5 and individuals who have Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. This experience has driven me to pursue a career in Speech Language Pathology. I am currently in a Communication Sciences and Disorders Post-Baccalaureate Program through the University of Florida and will pursue a Master’s Degree upon completion. At Dogwood Developmental Therapy, I enjoy being able to help manage social media networks, observe therapy techniques, learn from skilled clinicians, and assist with creating and preparing resources. I spend my free time hanging out with family and catching up on some (non-assigned) reading!