EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Brittni smiling in the Sensory Gym

Madison Simpson, MS, CF-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Part of the Emerge Family since 2021

Madison has experience and training in:

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Core Vocabulary
  • Social thinking strategies
  • Articulation and language therapy techniques
  • Early learning foundations through UNC TEACCH Autism Program
  • Working with children with ASD, Down Syndrome, articulation/phonological disorders, fluency disorders, developmental delays, and sensory processing differences
Brittni Winslow, executive director of Emerge Pediatric Therapy, as a infant, wearing a yellow sweat shirt while sucking on her thumb

Madison is a North Carolina native and a second generation speech-language pathologist who comes from a long line of educators, therapists, and early childhood practitioners. She knew from an early age that working with children was her life’s calling! Madison completed her undergraduate degree at Meredith College where she double majored in psychology and child development. During her time there, she traveled abroad in Denmark and Turkey, studying childrens education in a multicultural context and the neuroscience of social development. Madison completed her Master’s of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology at UNC-Chapel Hill where she was a recipient of a grant to prepare clinicians to serve children with autism with high intensity needs and their families. In her previous clinical experiences, Madison had opportunities to support children in school, clinic, and telepractice settings, working closely with related disciplines and collaborating with caregivers. Madison has a passion for family-centered and play-based approaches to therapy and is thrilled to join the Emerge team! In her spare time, Madison enjoys spending time with her husband and her very spoiled cat, Hammy, as well as reading and swimming. She is looking forward to collaborating with families and advocating for each child in support of their individual needs.