Mary Beth Sallee
Hart C o. News-Herald
To love, to guide, to encourage, and to know that everyone deserves to have a voice – that is the calling of a speech language pathologist.
Brittany Wright is the speech language pathologist (SLP) and owner of All Smiles Therapy, a speech therapy clinic located in Munfordville. Brittany established the business in the early summer of 2021. She and her staff offer services within the scope of speech language pathology including therapies for speech sound production, language, feeding, phonological disorders, autism spectrum disorders, developmental delay, and others.
Becoming an SLP wasn’t a goal of Brittany’s, but rather what she described as “fate”.
“I was in my senior year of completing my undergraduate degree in English, with full intentions of applying to law school, when I registered for a linguistics course to fulfill an elective requirement,” Brittany said. “It was in this course that I fell in love with linguistics and speech science. I began to research careers that utilized these areas of study, and the rest is history.”
“As far as becoming a business owner, I have always dreamed of having my own business,” she continued. “I worked as a speech language pathologist in the school setting for several years. Although I loved my job as a school-based SLP, I saw a need in our community and I knew that opening a business to fill that need was something I needed to do.”
For Brittany, seeing each child’s growth from week to week is a rewarding experience, and to see a child graduate from speech therapy is “an amazing feeling”.
“There is no rush like that feeling when a skill clicks for the first time,” she said. “…One of my favorite parts about owning my own business is the relationship I’m able to build with my patients. Each and every one of them become like family to me, so watching them graduate is bittersweet. I am overjoyed with their accomplishment but sad that they won’t be on my schedule anymore.”
Brittany and All Smiles Therapy have been a lifeline for many in Hart County and surrounding areas. Because of her ability to transform the lives of children and families, Brittany was chosen as the Hart County News-Herald’s Hometown Hero for the month of July. She received several nominations for the honor.
“I wanted to nominate Brittany Wright for Hometown Hero,” Sarah Crain wrote. “She is my daughters speech therapist and has helped her speech improve so much. She is always so kind and patient with her also. I am so thankful that she opened her practice in Munfordville. I feel our community is very lucky to have her. I know so many others that she has helped and that feel the same way.”
“I would like to nominate Brittany Wright at All Smiles for Hometown Hero,” shared Lara Lea Alvey. “I think her office has been a great addition to our little community. Brittany has been tremendous help for my son who has a speech delay. She goes above and beyond for his appointments and is always accommodating to any needs we have. My son and I love Ms. Brittany, and we are so thankful for her and her service to the community.”
“Brittany goes above and beyond for all of her clients,” said Alyssa Summers Bryant. “She makes a time in parents’ life that can be hard, easier. She makes us feel like family. My son has autism and has went from saying two to three words to talking sentences in less than a year. After my son’s diagnosis, Brittany reassured me multiple times she would do everything in her power to help my son prosper and she has. Munfordville is blessed to have her therapy services and even more blessed to have such an amazing therapist like Brittany.”
Amanda Rosser wrote, “We love Brittany so so much. She has been such a wonderful resource for our family and really cares about everyone.”
“She has opened a new and flourishing business that was much needed in our community,” Leigh Ann Scott said of Brittany. “The business is growing, and our children are learning and growing as a result of her dedication. She is very humble but so deserves this.”
Brittany stated that she is extremely humbled and grateful to be nominated for Hometown Hero.
“I was honestly caught really off guard,” Brittany said. “I definitely don’t think of myself as a hero, but it feels so nice to be recognized for doing the job I love…To those in the community that have supported me and this business, I would like to give the most sincere and heartfelt thank you. You have not only helped me to make my personal dreams come true, but you have helped to support a service that is needed within our community.”
On behalf of Jobe Publishing, the Hart County News-Herald is honored to recognize Brittany Wright as a Hometown Hero. Her encouragement, kindness, and uplifting spirit are a lifeline to many children and families within the community.