About Us

Annie Nichols, MA, CCC-SLP – Owner/Speech-Language Pathologist, Orton-Gillingham Reading Tutor

Annie Nichols, MA, CCC-SLP is a licensed speech-language pathologist based in Muncie, Indiana. She has worked in many areas of the field and has more than 12 years of experience. Annie has had extensive continuing education and experience working with children and adults with complex communication needs involving the use of communication devices. She has also completed many hours of training in the areas of play therapy, reading, and oral myofunctional assessment and therapy. She absolutely loves her job! Her love of speech therapy has taken her physically to Haiti and virtually to Belize where she volunteers to assess children with special needs as well as train their teachers and caregivers on communication strategies.

Annie will do her best to help you and your loved ones. She views the family as a whole unit, empowering them to work together to make communication happen!

Franki Lefler, MS, CCC-SLP – Speech-Language Pathologist, Orton-Gillingham Reading Tutor

Franki Lefler, M.S., CCC-SLP is a licensed speech-language pathologist based in Brownsburg, Indiana. Franki has 5 years of experience practicing speech and language therapy in a pediatric setting, with additional clinical experience working with adults with acquired brain injury. Her passion is in working with children and their families to foster speech and language abilities and help children become confident communicators. Franki works hard to make speech and language therapy fun and functional and to treat each child as the wonderful individual they are.

Outside of work, Franki spends her time with her husband and two young daughters. She loves being in nature and introducing her girls to the wonders of the natural world. She enjoys travelling to new places and with her family and is always ready for an adventure!

Kayci Berkshire, MA, CCC-SLP – Speech-Language Pathologist, Orton-Gillingham Reading Tutor

Kayci has been a speech-language pathologist working in public schools for the past 8 years. She has experience with providing articulation, language, fluency, and social language supports and therapy services to students ages preschool to high school. Kayci has a passion for all forms of communication, and sees it as her professional responsibility to collaborate with clients and their families. She believes the right to communication is essential for connection and is achievable for all. She hopes to improve the quality of life of each individual that she serves. When she isn’t at the clinic, Kayci enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and puppy: playing ping pong, dancing, camping, binge watching comedies, or working on writing a novel.

Megan Brown, MA, CCC-SLP – Speech-Language Pathologist

Megan Brown, M.A., CCC-SLP, was certified as a speech pathologist in 2015. Since graduating from Ball State University, she has worked in the public school system and Indiana First Steps. She loves working with children and has taught ages 1 -13. She also holds a minor in Spanish and it has proved helpful to communicate with some amazing families. Megan is passionate about helping families find the best tools and strategies to help their child(ren) be strong communicators.

Outside of work, she is a wife and full-time mom to 2 boys (and another boy on the way!), and they all love their dog, Rudy. She is the volunteer children’s director at her church. She enjoys riding her bike on the cardinal greenway, reading books, and exploring with her family. She is excited to work more closely with families at Bloom and Be as they work together to enhance communication.