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.
Brooke is a speech-language pathologist who grew up Sandy, Utah. She graduated with her BS in Communication Disorders from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and worked as an registered behavioral technician (RBT) for over 2 years. She completed her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Idaho State University before moving with her husband to Charleston, SC in May 2018. She enjoys working with a range of client's including, but not limited to, kiddos with Autism, developmental disabilities, apraxia, articulation and phonological disorders, fluency disorders, expressive and receptive language delays, cerebral palsy, downs syndrome, and aphasia. She loves working with bilingual/dual-language learning kiddos and children in need of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), focusing on functional communication skills. Brooke received a certificate in Spanish for healthcare professionals from ISU which allows her to provide bilingual evaluation and treatment services. When she's not working, Brooke loves spending time with her husband, exploring Charleston, playing at the beach, and face-timing family members around the country.
Chrissy is a Speech Language Pathologist who grew up in Goose Creek, SC. She began working in the Union County School District after receiving her Bachelor's of Art Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Columbia College. While working in the school system she earned a Master's of Communication Disorders from the University of South Carolina. Chrissy joined the CPR team in September 2007 as a part-time employee and became a full time employee in June 2008. She has experience working with a wide range of clients including, but not limited to, children with: mild-severe expressive and receptive language delays, articulation disorders, apraxia, phonological disorders, mild-severe pragmatic difficulties, autism, fluency, auditory processing disorders, cerebral palsy, downs syndrome, TBI, and dysphasia. She loves using children's books in therapy and believes literacy is very important for the development of speech and language skills. Chrissy is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Board of SC. In her spare time Chrissy enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children, being at the beach or on the water, and reading.
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.
Jessica is a Maryland native who recently made Folly Beach home. She attended West Virginia University to earn a Bachelor's of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology. From there she decided to ditch the cold and head to North Carolina Central University where she earned a Master's of Science degree in Communication Disorders before making her way further down the coast to Charleston, SC.
Jessica completed a clinical rotation in Beijing, China where she developed a knowledge for how speech, language and pragmatics can be evaluated and treated across culture. She has experience working with children with expressive and receptive language delays, feeding issues, dysphasia, articulation disorders, TBI, Down's syndrome, pragmatic difficulties, hearing loss and autism spectrum disorder. Jessica loves all children and especially enjoys gaining rapport with them and their families, as she believes therapy is a team effort for all involved in a child's life.
Growing up with a mother who did daycare in their home, Jessica quickly gained the nurturing traits involved in working with children. Through various life experiences, Jessica always knew her purpose was to use her passion and benevolence to help others live life to their highest potential, and she is grateful to be able to implement those traits in her career as a speech-language pathologist with the Charleston Pediatric Rehab team every day!
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.