Allied Health Professions

Providers

Adam Blancher, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Guice, Ph.D.
Pamela A. Kimbrough, M.Ed.
Nanette Massey, MOT
Mike McGill M.C.D., CCC-SLP
Barbara Peyton, M.A.
Patricia Turnage, M.D.
Michelle Yetman, Ph.D.


Adam Blancher

Adam Blancher, PhD

Assistant Professor, Clinical
Psychologist

Education and Post-Graduate Training
He received a Master of Arts degree (2009) and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology (2011) from Louisiana Tech University. He also holds a Master’s of Science degree in General Psychology with a Concentration in Psychometrics. He is fully licensed to practice psychology in the state of Louisiana. During his academic training and professional experiences, he received extensive training with individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders and other childhood mental illness.

Teaching Interests
His teaching interests include Abnormal Psychology and Mental Disorders with an emphasis on Neurodevelopmental Disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD as well as Statistics.

Research Interests
His research interests are in the fields of psychological assessment and diagnosis with an emphasis on Autism Spectrum Disorders. He also has interest in research with individuals with Cleft Lip and Palate and the role of the psychologist/mental health professional on multidisciplinary craniofacial teams.

Service
Mental health consultant to LSU Health/WK Cleft Palate Team (Woerner/Ghali)
SAHP Faculty Delegate Assembly President
LSU-Health Parking Committee Member
SAHP Grants and Research Committee Member
Co-Chairperson of the Board of Directors for Noel UMC Children’s Center


Elizabeth Guice

Elizabeth Guice, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Clinical
Marriage and Family Therapist

Education and Training
She received a Doctorate of Philosophy in Marriage and Family therapy from the University of Louisiana Monroe, A Masters in Human Growth and Development from the University of North Texas, and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Child Life and Family Studies from Louisiana Tech University. During her academic training she completed a Child Life Internship at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Teaching Interests
Her teaching interests include family systems, child development, play therapy, and workplace productivity.

Research Interests
Her research interests are in the fields of Human Growth and Development, Family Therapy, and Birth Order

Service
Director of Student Counseling
SAHP – Community Outreach Committee


Pam Kimbrough

Pamela A. Kimbrough, M.Ed.

Assistant Professor, Clinical
Director

Education and Post-Graduate Training
She holds both a Bachelor’s of Arts and Masters of Education degrees from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now University of Louisiana at Lafayette).

Teaching Interests
Her teaching interests include child development, early intervention, social-emotional foundations of early learning, and strategies to support the development of young children.

Research Interests
Her research interests include interdisciplinary professional development, early childhood systems building and policy, childhood obesity prevention, the impact of adverse childhood experiences, and the diagnosis and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorder.

Service
LSU Health Community Outreach Committee
Child Death Review and Fetal Infant Mortality Review Panel, Region 7, Office of Public Health
Bossier Parish Community College Advisory Board, Child Development Associate Degree
LA Bright Start Early Childhood Advisory Council, Inclusion Task Force
SmartStart Leadership Team, Caddo Schools Early Care and Education Project
Consultant, STEP Forward Early Childhood Network
Healthy Food in Schools subcommittee, LSU Agriculture Center
Region 7 LA Healthy Communities Coalition


Nanette Massey

Nanette Massey, MOT

Assistant Professor, Clinical
Occupational Therapist

Education and Post-Graduate Training
She received an Bachelor of Science degree (1979) in Education of the Deaf and Audiology from the University of Southern Mississippi. She holds a Master of Occupational Therapy degree (1982) from Texas Woman’s University. She is licensed to practice occupational therapy in the state of Louisiana. She has also achieved Specialty Certification in Low Vision from the American Occupational Therapy Association (2016), and Certified Low Vision Therapist credentialing from the Academy for Certification of Low Vision and Rehabilitation Professionals (2015).

In addition, she has completed training required to administer both the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, ADOS-2, and the Autism Diagnostic Interview, ADI-R. She has both advanced academic and clinical training with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Teaching Interests
Her teaching interests include Neurodevelopmental Disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorders and High Risk and Premature Infants as well as Low Vision and Hearing Impairments.

Research Interests
She has a research interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders. She also has an interest in research with individuals with low vision; as well as premature and high risk infants and the role of the occupational therapist on a multidisciplinary assessment team.

Service
Occupational therapy consultant to LSU Health / University Health Pediatric Specialty Clinic/ High RiskTeam (Dr. Scott Walls)
Occupational therapy consultant to the Louisiana Association for the Blind, Low Vision Rehabilitation Center
Occupational Therapist/Clinical Specialist for the Centra-Sight Implantable Microscopic Telescope Team – Shreveport (Dr. Christopher Shelby/Dr. John Luka)
SAHP Community Outreach Committee
Board Member, Living Donor Kidney Transplant Program; WK and Harris-Methodist Hospital
Parent Advisory Board, Autism Speaks


Mike McGill

Mike McGill, M.C.D., CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor, Clinical
Speech-Language Pathologist

Education and Training
He received a Bachelor of Arts in History (1986) and a Master’s Communication Disorders – LSUMC School of Allied Health Professions (1997). He is fully licensed to practice speech-language pathology in the state of Louisiana. Prior to completing his Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders, Mike was a special educator in the public schools. He has received the honor as Fellow of the Louisiana Speech-language Hearing Association.

Teaching Interests
His teaching interests include child speech and language development, early intervention and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Research Interests
His research interests are in the fields of speech and language development with an emphasis on early intervention and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Service
Early Steps (early intervention) provider

Services in the following capacities for LSUHSC School of Allied Health Professions:
Faculty Delegate Assembly, Secretary
Alumni Affairs Committee, Chair
General Education Committee, Chair
Infection Control Committee
CABOSA volunteer coach


Peyton, Barbara

Barbara Peyton, M.A.

Clinical Instructor
Educational Diagnostician

Education and Post-Graduate Training
Bachelor of Arts - LSU Shreveport (1977)
Master of Arts - Louisiana Tech (1980)
Louisiana Teaching Certificate - Areas of Certification include Elementary Grades; Socially Maladjusted and Emotionally Disturbed; Learning Disabled; Educational Consultant; Supervisor of Student Teaching; Assessment Teacher; Mild/Moderate (1-12); Educational Diagnostician

Teaching Interests
She worked for the Caddo Parish School Board for 33 years in the following capacities: Special Education Classroom Teacher; Educational Diagnostician with the Pupil Appraisal Department; IEP Coordinator with the Special Education Instruction Department.

Service
Louisiana Retired Teacher's Association
Caddo Retired Teacher's Association


Patricia Turnage

Patricia Turnage, M.D.

Pediatrician

Education and Training
She has a Medical Degree LSUHSC–S as well as a pediatric residency LSUHSC-S

Teaching Interests
Her teaching interests include general pediatrics and children with disabilities including autism spectrum disorders. She is actively involved in providing clinical education to pediatric residents

Research Interests
Her research interests include autism spectrum disorders.


Michelle Yetman

Michelle Yetman, PhD

Assistant Professor, Clinical
Clinical Psychologist

Education and Post-Graduate Training
Dr. Yetman received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Gallaudet University in 2000. During her training she completed an externship in Pediatric Psychology at the Hospital for Sick Children and Children’s National Medical Center, both located in Washington, D.C. She completed her APA approved Clinical Internship at the University of Maryland Medical Center, in Baltimore, Maryland. She received specialized training in the diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorders at the Center for the Atypical Child and Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital. Dr. Yetman is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who is a member of both the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Louisiana Psychological Association (LPA).

Teaching Interests
Teaching interests include the early identification and diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorders. Dr. Yetman is also interested in the promotion of early intervention programs.

Research Interests
Dr. Yetman is interested in the early identification of autistic spectrum disorder and early intervention. She is especially interested in empowering parents in the diagnosis and evaluation process. She regularly participates in collaboration with other departments regarding autistic spectrum disorder research. Additionally Dr. Yetman is interested in the impact of chronic sleep deprivation on children with behavioral disorders, such as ADHD.

National Service/Recognition
Dr. Yetman contributes regularly in print, radio and television, including a regular spot on KLSA’s “Parenting First” segment in order to promote community awareness on mental health issues and parenting topics
Consulting psychologist for the Montessori School for Shreveport\.
Executive Board Member - LSU Health Women’s Club
Patient Care Committee Member
Faculty Mentorship Committee