Hi, my name is Melanie and I am a certified Speech-Language Pathologist with over 15 years experience working in public schools. Currently I am the Lead SLP in my county. My school assignment is working with 4th and 5th grade students but I have worked with all school age ranges from pre-K to graduation. The students on my roster have disabilities in the areas of severely mentally impaired (SMI), mild mentally impaired (MMI), autism spectrum disorders (ASD), behavior/emotional disorders (BD), learning disabilities (LD), and various communication disorders. I have known since I was 13 years old that I had a passion for helping others communicate better when I saw a SLP help my cousin, who was born with Down Syndrome, use sign language to communicate after her vocal cord was paralyzed during surgery. The impact that was felt by our family as this little 6 month old girl was expressing what she needed will never be forgotten. This page is dedicated to the students that I learn from everyday, the therapist that inspire me to do my best, and the faculty that supports me.
The information provided on this website is to be used as helpful information for Speech-Language Pathologists as support in therapy. This information is my opinion and only my opinion unless otherwise stated.
This website should be used to support speech-language pathologist in therapy and should NEVER be used as a substitute to speech-language therapy from a licensed speech-language pathologist. If you are a parent, caregiver, or teacher concerned about a child’s speech, language, or hearing; please contact your local school’s special education department or ASHA.com for available resources in your area.