Exceptional Development Family Treatment Center has a team of professional, dedicated specialists and employees. It is our goal to ensure your family is well accommodated. You can count on our many years of experience, our highly trained team and exquisite professional service.
Rhonda Crenshaw, MEd., CCC-SLP
Rhonda Crenshaw is principal therapist and Founder/CEO for Exceptional Development, Inc., who services primarily pediatric populations for various disabilities and disorders in the Greater Memphis Area. She consults regularly with early childhood educators and parents of children who may have speech and language developmental delays. Rhonda has provided developmental Speech, Language and Hearing screenings for Shelby County and Porter Leath Headstart Programs. She administers parent training as well as early childhood educator trainings and certifies participants from the Hanen Language Development, protocol. Prior to her current responsibilities, Rhonda has practiced Speech Pathology since 1995 in the adult Mental Retardation and Developmental Disability, Early Intervention, Schools and Skilled Nursing populations.
A native of Warren, Arkansas, Rhonda now lives with four of her seven children and husband in Cordova, Tennessee. Rhonda was selected to present in the 2008 Regional Spring Conference Sponsored by the Memphis Association for the Education of Young Children and Memphis/Shelby County Children and Youth Council. She also is a member of the Memphis Chapter of Dress for Success professional Women’s Group and volunteers as a mentor for the organization. Rhonda is a certified Support trainer for the state of Tennessee for Early Childhood Educators. You may email Rhonda here.
Jacqueline K. Bryson, OTR/L
Registered Occupational Therapist
Jacqueline Bryson joins the Exceptional Development staff as its occupational therapist. Jacqueline holds a B.S. in Occupational Therapy and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Alabama and has taken advanced courses at Alabama A&M University. Having worked in occupational therapy for over 20 years, she is licensed in both Tennessee and Alabama. Jacqueline started out at the Scottsboro City School System in Scottsboro, Ala., and has held positions with HealthSouth, United Cerebral Palsy Center of Huntsville, DeSoto County Schools and The Med. She is also a clinical instructor for students in The University of Tennessee occupational therapy program.
Courtney P. Farmer, M.A. CF-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical Fellow
Courtney Farmer received her B.A. in Psycology and M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Memphis. She has experience working with children of various ages and disorders in group and individual settings. Additionally, Courtney has received specialized training for working with individuals with Autism and aasociated pervasive developmental disorders. Prior to receving her M.A., she provided in-home ABA therapy to children for a number of years. Courtney is currently completeing her clinical fellowship year with EDFTC.
Rashan J. White, OTD; Lead OT
Occupational Therapist, Kid Yoga Instructor
Rashan White joins the EDFTC team as its lead Occupational Therapist. Rashan holds a Bachelor's of science in Psychology from UT Chattanooga and her doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Belmont University. Her certifications include, TLP Provider, Kid Yoga, Physical Agent Modalities and Brain Injury Specialist. Rashan is currently an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) since 2007. Working with both adults and children gained her key positionsas an In-Patient Occupational Therapist at Health South Rehabilitation Hospital in Memphis, TN, Supervisor of long term care Occupational Therapy, and Early Intervention Occupational Therapist at Special Kids and Families, also in Memphis. Rashan also does school based Occupational Therapyin the Memphis City School System.