Additional Services

On-site Services

Tamara Lapsley M.S. CCC-SLP: Speech and Language Pathologist

Tamara Lapsley graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1982 with a B.A. in Psychology and in 1984 from UNC with an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology. She worked for 4 years with the Davie County Public Schools as a speech-language pathologist with students in grades K-12. In 1988, she moved to Charlotte, NC where she worked for almost 5 years at Charlotte Rehabilitation Hospital. There she gained experience in working with children and adults with a variety of communication disorders including cleft-lip and palate, hearing impairment, stroke, stuttering, language disorders, and traumatic brain injury. She also served as the Clinic Coordinator for their Cleft-Lip/Palate and Craniofacial teams. In 1993 she moved to Raleigh, NC with her husband and worked for Wake Medical Center’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinics in Raleigh and at Western Wake Hospital. Since 1997 she has been raising her own children and also working privately with preschoolers and students who have speech-language deficits. In addition, she substitutes at St. David’s School in Raleigh for the speech-language pathologist on their Academic Support Team.

Tamara Lapsley may be contacted directly at

Her fees are not billed through the Heartwood office.


Kate Boddicker, MS, CCC-SLP: Speech and Language Therapist

Kate Boddicker is the owner and lead therapist at Carolina Speech & Language, which offers on-site, one-on-one speech and language therapy in Apex, North Carolina and surrounding areas. Kate provides articulation/phonological, fluency and language therapy to preschool and school-aged children. By traveling to her clients’ homes, local daycare centers, preschools, or private schools, Kate provides a familiar, comfortable, and convenient setting for the child to excel. CS&L is committed to helping children succeed by working closely with families to incorporate speech and language skills into everyday settings. CS&L is in network with several insurance companies.

Kate Boddicker may be contacted directly at

Her fees are not billed through the Heartwood office.


Amy Beth Knowlton: Reading Tutor

Amy Beth Knowlton graduated from East Carolina University in 1996 with a B.S. in Special Education. She has been teaching for over twenty years in various roles but especially loves teaching children to read and write. Amy Beth uses Orton-Gillingham to provide intensive, one-on-one tutoring to help her students with reading, spelling and writing. These approaches integrate seamlessly with the Montessori philosophy and curriculum by using visual, auditory and kinesthetic-tactile learning pathways simultaneously to fully involve each student in the learning experience. Amy Beth is married and raising her two children ages 11 and 14. She loves exercising and spending time outdoors, and when the weather is nice you can often find her boating at Lake Jordan.

Amy Beth Knowlton may be contacted directly at

Her fees are not billed through the Heartwood office.


Counseling Services


Occupational Therapists


Reference Resources

Heartwood will not reopen for the 2021-2022 school year.

We regret to inform you that Heartwood will not reopen for the 2021-2022 school year.

If you have any questions/concerns, please email