Who We Are

Our Mission

The Advanced Institute for Development and Learning is a 501  (c)(3) non-profit organization that supports the physical, emotional, and psychological growth and development of children with special needs and their families. We support development and learning with the provision of clinical therapeutic services such as pediatric speech and feeding as well as family support systems and education.

Our Vision

Our vision is to provide children with special needs such as Autism, sensory processing disorders, feeding disorders, genetic disorders, developmental delays and mental health challenges with the most innovative and advanced therapeutic assessments, treatment, education and support available.

Our Values

  • Family support
  • Equipping caregivers with the resources they need
  • Team and community partner collaboration
  • Enhancing the quality of life of our clients and their families
  • Excellence in support and education
  • Innovation and research-driven therapeutic assessments and techniques

Our People

Autumn Henning, MS, CCC-SLP

07d42d3TOTSlogojpg Autumn joined AID-L in January 2015. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with her Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders. She is certified in Vital Stim and Safe Crisis Management and has taken more than a dozen professional courses on pediatric feeding.

Autumn is a recognized provider by Ankyloglossia Bodyworkers and has been a guest presenter for “Creating a Care Plan for Tongue-ties.” She has developed and teaches her ASHA accredited CEU course on tethered oral tissues for professionals across the country.  She has previously worked in the school system as well as in ABA and outpatient clinics including an intensive feeding program. She lives in Greer with her husband, Zachary, her daughter, Makena and their three cats.

Afhton Stetzer, MS, CCC-SLP

AfhtonTOTSlogojpgAfhton graduated from the University of Kentucky with her Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders. She specializes in speech and language treatment, with interest in the areas of Autism and pragmatics. She is originally from Roswell, Georgia and joined AID-L in May 2015. Afhton has completed Tethered Oral Tissues Specialty Training that involves evaluating and educating families on the impact of tongue and lip ties on oral function.

Erica Zollman, MEd, CCC-SLP

ZollmanTOTSlogojpgErica joined AID-L in March of 2016. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication sciences and disorders from the University of Georgia. Erica’s experience as an SLP includes diagnosing and treating a broad range of communication disorders in adults and children across a variety of settings, including public schools, medical facilities, and in private practice.

Throughout her career, Erica has provided numerous professional development courses for parents, SLPs, audiologists, special education teachers, and administrators. Erica has completed Tethered Oral Tissues Specialty Training that involves evaluating and educating families on the impact of tongue and lip ties on oral function.

Heather Romanow, MS, CCC-SLP

DSC02133TOTSlogojpgHeather joined AID-L in February of 2017. She received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Marywood University in Scranton, PA. Heather’s experience as an SLP includes diagnosing and treating a broad range of communication disorders in early intervention, school-age children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric populations across a variety of settings, including: public schools, medical facilities, a skilled nursing facility, and in private practice.

Throughout her career, Heather has received instruction specific to the following areas: ASL, AAC Devices, Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants, Articulation  Disorders, Language Disorders, Fluency Disorders, Strokes, Traumatic Brain Injury, Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, and Dysphagia. Heather has completed Tethered Oral Tissues Specialty Training that involves evaluating and educating families on the impact of tongue and lip ties on oral function.

Perrin White, MSP, CCC-SLP

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Perrin joined AID-L in April of 2017. She received her bachelor’s in Corporate Communication at Southern Methodist University and her Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of South Carolina. Perrin’s experience as a SLP includes diagnosing and treating a broad range of communication disorders in children across a variety of settings, including public schools, home environments, and private practice. She currently lives in Greenville, SC and serves clients at our Haywood Road branch.

Elizabeth Ezzo, MS, CCC-SLP

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Elizabeth joined AID-L in June of 2017. Originally from Palm City, Florida, Elizabeth earned her Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University, then moved to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to pursue her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology. Elizabeth’s experience includes involvement in several research studies regarding early Autism detection and parent facilitated intervention.

During her clinical fellowship, Elizabeth conducted comprehensive evaluations for children with a variety of complex medical histories and disorders. Her interests include providing speech therapy services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and language disorders. She currently lives in Greenville, SC.

Kalyn Keller, BS

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Originally from Rock Hill, SC, Kalyn graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology in December 2015.  She is currently pursuing a Master of Health Administration degree at South University. She joined the AID-L family in April 2017 as Intake Coordinator.  Kalyn is a mother of twins and she has a passion for helping people.

Jennifer Hunter 

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Originally from Fort Mill, South Carolina, Jennifer graduated from USC Lancaster in May 2016 with an Associate of Science degree and is currently a junior at USC Upstate to receive her Bachelor degree in Exercise Science. She joined the AID-L family in November 2016 as the Clinic Technician. Jennifer’s goal is to attend graduate school to earn her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy.

Zachary Henning, PhD

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Zachary joined AID-L in January 2015. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech (Bachelor’s), Radford (Master’s), and the University of Kentucky (Doctorate) with degrees in Corporate Communication, Public Relations, and Organizational Behavior. He has previously worked as a professor teaching courses in conflict, team communication, training, and interpersonal communication among others. He has also spent over a decade providing communication plans and training programs for small businesses. He currently lives in Greer with his wife, Autumn, his daughter, Makena, and their three cats.

 Our Facility

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The 5,000 square foot facility was designed with you in mind. We have two waiting rooms with trains, books, and toys for the kids and comfortable couches, lounge chairs and coffee or tea for the adults.  We strive to have the most current equipment and treatment supplies.

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Our treatment rooms have LED lighting and we have the ability to dim the lights for those that have sensory needs.  We have several types of swings, a rock wall and other equipment to help make treatment an enjoyable experience.

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We love giving tours! If you would like to see our facility and meet our therapists, we would be more than happy to arrange a visit!