By the first grade roughly 5% of children will have a noticeable speech disorder
br> Between 6-8 MILLION people in the U.S. have some form of language impairment. With over a decade of experience and the best selection of therapists in the Charleston area, it's a guarantee that we are making a difference in children's lives. We currently have a team of fully qualified and experienced speech therapists who will be able to work closely with you and your child.
Aston is a Speech-Language Pathologist from Fort Smith, Arkansas. He earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Communication Sciences/Disorders from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas. Aston earned a Masters of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. During his time in college, Aston worked as a Rehabilitation Therapy Technician at a local hospital. Upon graduation, Aston moved to South Carolina to begin his Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) in Berkeley County School District. He enjoys working with a variety of disorders/diagnoses including: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), mild-severe receptive/expressive language delays, pragmatic language, Cerebral Palsy, and fluency disorders. When Aston is not working, he enjoys any and all outdoor activities and playing with his two yellow Labrador Retrievers, Mac and Molly.
Jennifer Joy is a Speech-Language Pathologist from Boston, Massachusetts. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago and holds a Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the George Washington University. She completed her Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) working in Berkeley County School District. Jennifer is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP), and is accredited by the South Carolina Professional Licensing Board. She has experience working with a wide range of clients, including children with mild-severe expressive and receptive language delays, articulation and phonological disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, autism spectrum disorder, pragmatic language disorders, fluency disorders, hearing loss, cochlear implants, cerebral palsy, Downs syndrome, traumatic brain injuries, and voice disorders. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys going to the beach, swimming, and exploring Charleston.
Kerry is a Speech-Language Pathologist from Syracuse, New York. She earned her bachelor of arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. She went on to complete her master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology at The George Washington University. Kerry has experience working with a variety of clients including, children with expressive-receptive language delays, articulation and phonological disorders, social communication disorders, fluency, childhood apraxia of speech and pediatric dysphagia. Outside of work, Kerry enjoys going to the beach, running and spending time with friends.
After Megan Gabriel received her B.S. in Communicative Disorders and Sciences with a minor in Spanish at The State University of New York - Geneseo, she worked as a speech therapist for 2 1/2 years at a residential treatment center that specialized in working with children with severe behavior and emotional needs. She then went on to earn her M.S. in Communicative Disorders at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.She completed her CFY and spent several years as a speech pathologist working with early intervention and preschool-aged children in Rochester, NY before trading in 8 months of snow for a life at the beach in Charleston in 2004. She has extensive knowledge in the areas of fluency, early language development, articulation, apraxia, and treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. On the weekends you can catch Megan playing rugby, traveling, or at the beach.
Shannon is a Speech Language Pathologist originally from West Deptford, New Jersey. She earned her Bachelor's of Science degree in Exercise Science from the University of South Carolina. She went on to earn her Masters of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from South Carolina State University. After graduation, Shannon stayed in Columbia, South Carolina to complete her Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) at Pediatric Therapy Associates. Shannon has enjoyed working with a variety of clients including clients with mixed language disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, feeding difficulties, fluency, and social communication disorders. In her spare time Shannon enjoys watching Netflix, going out to eat with friends, and going to the beach.
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Taylor, originally from Rock Hill, SC, completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina. She then attended South Carolina State University and received her Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Taylor has a passion for feeding/swallowing disorders, working with children who are deaf and/or hard of hearing, and creating a fun environment for children to learn and grow. She is a published research author and has presented research at national conferences. Outside of work, she enjoys horseback riding, spending time with her dog, traveling, and going to the beach.