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.
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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.
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.
Megan is a Speech-Language Pathologist originally from Savannah, Georgia. She attended Valdosta State University in Valdosta, GA, and graduated in 2010 with her Master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She then spent 8 ½ years in Greenville, SC before moving back to the coast in January 2019 to join the team at Charleston Pediatric Rehabilitation. Throughout her career, she has worked with geriatrics and pediatrics in various settings serving a wide variety of disorders and diagnoses, including: expressive and receptive language delays, articulation/phonological disorders, apraxia of speech, pragmatic difficulties, fluency/stuttering disorders, and medical and behavioral feeding disorders. She especially loves working with Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) and helping to give non-verbal children a voice, but she takes great joy in seeing any of her clients achieve milestones and reach their goals!
In her spare time, Megan enjoys exploring all the delicious restaurants in her new city, cooking and baking, making crafty projects, and traveling with her boyfriend and two shih-tzu's (China & Wasabi).