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Speech & Language Pathologists

Julie Windham, CCC-SLP

Erin Dixon, CCC-SLP

Kendelle Myers, CCC-SLP

A Speech & Language Pathologist (SLP) is a professional educated in the study of human communication, its development and its disorders. By evaluating the speech and language skills of children and adults, the SLP determines if communication problems exist and decides the best way to treat these problems. A Speech & Language Pathologist has a master's or doctoral degree and must hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and/or license from the state. For more information, visit the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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anneblowSpeech and language therapy is an extensive field that treats a wide range of conditions and diagnoses. Some of the disorders treated include:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Atypical, immature muscle movement patterns affecting breathing, eating and speaking
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech (a motor speech disorder)
  • Cognitive-communication disorders (difficulty with thinking skills including perception, memory, awareness, reasoning, judgment and imagination)
  • Speech Sound Disorders: Articulation and Phonological Processes (making sounds or sound patterns)
  • Stuttering and Voice
  • Language-Based Learning Disabilities
  • Selective Mutism
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury or Right Hemisphere Brain Injury
  • Cleft Palate
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Tongue tied
  • Down Syndrome
  • Hearing Loss
  • Learning Disabilities


Some of the symptoms of speech and language disorders include:

  • feedjakefunTrouble being understood
  • Difficulty producing sounds in syllables or saying words correctly
  • Nonverbal at age 2
  • Limited pretend play
  • Difficulty understanding or processing language (written or verbal)
  • Difficulty following directions
  • Problems with attention, memory or problem solving
  • Overuse of jargon; scripting
  • Challenge with organization of ideas, school issues
  • Difficulty putting words together; limited vocabulary or inconsistent word use
  • Inability to use language socially
  • Hearing loss or chronic ear infections
  • Problems with pitch, volume or quality of voice
  • Difficulty engaging or interacting
  • Stuttering/disfluency
  • Difficulty swallowing or is a very messy eater; food ends up outside mouth

Our Speech & Language Pathologists specialize in:

  • bobtwisterEnhancing language and communication
  • Socialization/interaction
  • Auditory Processing disorders
  • Oral and Verbal Apraxia/dyspraxia of speech
  • Oral-motor skills for speech
  • Tongue thrust
  • Feeding and swallowing abilities
  • Play skills; early problem solving
  • Memory and attention
  • Articulation and speech intelligibility
  • Fluency/Stuttering
  • Voice disturbances
  • Language organization and problem solving


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