Speech Therapists

    Margaret Crawford

    M.Ed., CCC-SLP

    Margaret received her Master’s of Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of Georgia. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology granted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a Georgia Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist.

    She currently works with both children and adults in the private practice, acute care, and inpatient rehab settings. Her areas of expertise include:
    • articulation/phonological disorders
    • early language development
    • receptive/expressive language disorders
    • motor speech disorders (apraxia, dysarthria)
    • fluency disorders
    • cognitive-communication disorders
    • voice disorders
    • aphasia
    • adult swallowing disorders
    Margaret has experience working with a diverse population of children and adults with Autism, developmental delays, genetic syndromes, learning disabilities, neurological disorders, and brain injuries.
    Margaret has been with RightStart Therapy since November 2018. In her free time, she likes to spend time with family, friends, and her dog. She also enjoys being outdoors, traveling, and exercising. Margaret is passionate about continuing her education in all areas of speech-language pathology to better serve her patients.
    • Location: Snellville location

      L. Ansley Crisler

      M.Ed., CCC-SLP, Certified in VitalStim

      Ansley is a speech-language pathologist (SLP) who received both her Bachelor of Science and Master’s in Education degrees from the University of Georgia (UGA). She has served the Athens community since 2004 by working in private practice, schools, as well as in multiple healthcare settings (including inpatient rehabilitation at St. Mary’s Hospital and Outpatient Pediatrics at Piedmont Athens Regional). Most recently, Ansley returned to her alma mater to work as a Clinical Assistant Professor and Supervisor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at UGA. Ansley joined RightStart Therapy Services in 2020, and she is excited to apply her varied experience working with all ages and multiple abilities.

      Ansley holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCCs) through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed by the Georgia State Board of Examiners for Speech- Language Pathology. Ansley is Certified in VitalStim, which utilizes neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) to improve the swallowing ability of individuals with dysphagia/feeding disorders. Her other areas of interest include articulation and phonological disorders, motor speech disorders (apraxia/dysarthria), receptive/expressive language disorders, aphasia, and cognitive- communication disorders.

      Ansley lives in Athens with her husband, two daughters, and pets. She enjoys music, photography, traveling, fitness/nutrition coaching, and spending time with her loved ones.

      • Location: Athens location

        Ashley Galletta

        M.A., CCC-SLP and Clinical Manager of RightStart-Athens

        Ashley has been a speech-language pathologist for over 10 years. She received her bachelor’s degree from Emerson College in Boston, and her master’s degree from San Diego State University. She is originally from Massachusetts. Ashley has experience in a variety of settings including pediatric private practice, hospitals, home health, skilled nursing facilities and schools. Ashley is the clinical manager at our RightStart Therapy Athens location.

        Ashley holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is licensed by the Georgia Board of Examiners. Ashley is certified in AmpCare’s Effective Swallowing Protocol (ESP) which utilizes neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) to create a more effective and effortful swallow exercise. Her special interests include feeding and swallowing, alternative and augmentative communication and pragmatic language disorders.

        When Ashley is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and two dogs. She likes running, yoga, hiking, cooking and reading.

        • Location: Athens location

          Lindsay Price

          M.Ed., CCC-SLP

          Lindsay is a certified licensed speech-language pathologist and joined RightStart Therapy in 2020. She received her Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of Georgia in 2019.

          Lindsay holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is licensed by the Georgia State Board of Examiners for Speech-language Pathology. She has previous clinical experience in pediatric outpatient rehabilitation, acute care treating geriatric patients with aphasia and dysphagia, and in public schools serving various communication needs.

          Lindsay currently works as a speech-language pathologist in a public elementary school in Athens while also treating patients at RightStart Therapy. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising and traveling with friends and family.

          • Location: Athens Location