TEAM Autism Memphis was founded by trained and experienced therapists who advocate a developmental approach. TEAM Autism works with other clinicians, family and educators to provide the best possible outcomes. Heidi Hosick Joyce, M.S. CCC-A/SLP is a speech pathologist with 30 years experience in development disabilities specializing in autism for the last ten years. Nancy Massey, M.A. CCC/SLP has over 30 years experience specializing in treatment of children with autism, childhood apraxia of speech, language processing disorders and more. Together Heidi and Nancy with their varied backgrounds identified a significant need in the Memphis area to provide a comprehensive approach.
Heidi Hosick Joyce is the co-director of TEAM Autism Memphis and Founder/CEO of Independent Therapy Network. For 30 years she has specialized in the assessment and treatment of individuals with developmental disabilities in their natural environments. Her professional energy has been spent in training paraprofessionals and families to maximize carryover of treatment plans. Heidi’s specialty training in AAC and Autism Spectrum Disorder treatments is enhanced with a consistent team approach to meet the client’s needs. She received her M.S. in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and is certified by ASHA as well as licensed in several states as a speech pathologist and audiologist.
Nancy Massey is the co-director of TEAM Autism Memphis and Owner/Director of Germantown Speech Language & Learning Clinic. She received her M.A. degree in Speech – Language Pathology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Nancy is certified by the American Speech – Language -Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensed by the State of Tennessee. Nancy has a lengthy clinical background as well as having received many hours of continuing education. She has extensive experience in the areas of Language/Auditory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). Nancy is a PROMPT Certified Clinician. She began her PROMPT training in 2007 and completed her certification from the PROMPT Institute. She also is an Interactive Metronome provider as well being Compton P-ESL certified. Nancy is a Cogmed provider.
Elise is a licensed Occupational Therapist. She received a Masters in Occupational Therapy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. Her clinical experience includes child and adolescent psycho-social therapy, inpatient rehab and inpatient adult services. Elise’s work settings have included: early intervention, school systems and post-acute and long-term care. Her work with pediatrics covers a variety of diagnosis including a special interest in children diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorders and Autism.
Courtney Marquez is Team Autism’s the office manager. She manages all non-clinical aspects of Team Autism and is available to provide information regarding payment, insurance, and appointment scheduling. Courtney is a graduate of the University of Memphis with a degree in Paralegal Studies. She is also a certified medical coder.