Alicia White, MS, CCC-SLP
Founder and Owner
Alicia is a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association with a Certificate of Clinical Competency and is the founder and owner of Lifespan Therapy. She is an ACE award recipient for having completed extensive continuing education hours for skills development. Alicia is licensed to practice speech therapy in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Florida, and Minnesota. She received her graduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from East Carolina University where she also obtained her BS degree in Family and Community Services. Alicia has been providing services to adults and pediatrics since 2016 working in skilled nursing facilities and various school districts before starting her own private practice company, Lifespan Therapy, in 2021.
Alicia has treated individuals across the entire lifespan providing services to children from birth to age 18 and adults reaching 100 years of age. She has treated individuals with varying medical disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Cerebral Palsy, Dementia, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and is a certified Lingraphic Technology Specialist with Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices to further an individual's communication function. She has extensive training in cognitive skills, language development, and feeding therapy, and has been trained in orofacial myofunctional therapy (the Myo Method) and TOTS (Tethered Oral Tissues Speciality) to assist in working with individuals with tongue/lip ties and other orofacial myofunctional disorders. Alicia enjoys working with a variety of clientele to incorporate skills from multiple facets to provide the best quality care.
Alicia is an active board member with the Council of Aging and the LimbTech Foundation. Alicia resides in Fletcher with her husband and 2 children. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, visiting wineries/breweries, crafting, and spending time with her family.
Stacey Trantham, MS, CCC-SLP
Stacey is a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association with a Certificate of Clinical Competency and is licensed to practice speech therapy in North Carolina and Florida. She received her bachelor's degree in 2011 and her graduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Western Carolina University in 2015. She has treated individuals with varying medical disorders such as Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Cerebral Palsy, Dementia, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Working in a variety of settings, including long-term care, acute care, outpatient, schools, and private practice has given Stacey the ability to expand her knowledge to treat every aspect within the scope of Speech-Language Pathology. Stacey is Vitalstim certified to better assist during dysphagia treatment. She has extensive training in cognitive-communication skills, language development, and swallowing/feeding therapy. Stacey enjoys working with individuals across the entire lifespan, especially on language, reading, and swallowing/feeding treatment.
Stacey resides in Hendersonville with her husband and daughter. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, hiking with her family to local waterfalls, and traveling to Destin, Florida with her family to enjoy the beautiful white sand beaches and clear blue water. She has a dog named Scarlet who is an Italian Greyhound mixed with Whippet that she also enjoys playing fetch with and taking on walks.
Gaylyn Sort, MCD, CCC-SLP
Gaylyn is a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) certified by the American
Speech-Language-Hearing Association with a Certificate of Clinical Competency.
She received her bachelor’s degree in 2011 from the University of Montevallo and her graduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Auburn University in 2014. She has experience working in a variety of clinical settings including Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, Independent Living, Outpatient, and Home Health. In these settings, she has served adult populations with medical conditions including Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), Primary Progressive Aphasia, and Cerebral Palsy (CP) by providing therapy to improve cognitive-communication skills, speech and voice, language, and swallowing/feeding abilities. Gaylyn is passionate about serving individuals across the entire lifespan from pediatric to geriatric. Gaylyn resides in Fairview with her husband, daughter, and pet Chihuahua
mix, Chickpea. During her time off, she enjoys hiking, camping, and swimming in the
endless beautiful locations in Western Carolina, playing trivia at the local breweries,
reading, and spending time with her family.
Jamie Schneider, MS, CF-SLP
Jamie is a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) who is currently completing her clinical fellowship to become certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She received her undergraduate degree in Studio Art from Southern Adventist University in Tennessee and her graduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Western Carolina University. Jamie has experience working in a range of settings including schools, pediatric & adult outpatient clinic, acute care and long-term acute care. She has treated pediatric clients with a variety of disorders ranging from Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Down’s Syndrome, Language Delays, and Speech Sound Disorders. She has worked with adult clients with who suffer from dementia, stroke, and swallowing issues. She is a licensed LSVT Loud provider for those with Parkinson’s Disease. In the Fall of 2022, she enjoyed a semester at Lifespan Therapy as a student clinician. She is thrilled to continue with the company as a speech therapist.
Jamie enjoys making meaningful connections with her clients and learning new techniques to better serve them. Jamie resides in Fletcher with her husband and has two adult children both in college. In her free time, she and her husband can often be found hiking or running one of the many amazing trails in the area. Jamie likes to cook delicious food, enjoy time with friends and be outside either moving or making art.