Specialized Education and Trainings
- Certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
- Pennsylvania Speech Language Pathology License
- PA School Speech & Language Pathologist PK-12 Certified
- Beckman Oral Motor Protocol Trained Therapist
- PROMPT Trained Therapist
- Basic DIRFloortime Provider
Harrisburg, PA Speech Therapist
My passion for helping children and young adults improve their speech and language began at a young age, when I began to shadow experienced Speech and Language Pathologists in the field. I admired the dedication and passion those Speech and Language Pathologists demonstrated towards their clients and the instant gratification from children being able to produce new words each day. With my immense amount of compassion towards others, patience, persistence, resourcefulness and adaptability, I knew this would be the perfect career choice!
I am a Pennsylvania-licensed Speech and Language Pathologist with vast experience with the pediatric population. Along with my private practice, I also work for the Pennsylvania Early Intervention (EI) Birth-3 program, servicing children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Down syndrome, several other syndromes and disorders, apraxia, dysarthria, feeding and swallowing disorders, expressive and receptive language delays, and augmentative and alternative communication needs. Prior to EI, I received experience with school-aged children, creating and implementing treatment plans for children with ASD and other syndromes/disorders, articulation, phonology, and motor speech disorders, language delays and disorders, fluency disorders, cognitive-communication disorders, and pre-literacy and literacy delays.
I was born and raised in Mechanicsburg, and am happy to continue to service this area that I have grown to love! I now live just outside of Mechanicsburg with my husband, our son, and our two wonderful dogs, Charlee (English Bulldog) and Wilson (Retriever/Shepherd). When I am not seeing patients, I love to spend time with my family, travel, watch sports, and further my education and skill-set at an SLP.
Pittsburgh, PA Speech Therapist
Jessica is a passionate Speech and Language Pathologist with over 15 years of experience helping individuals from birth to 21 years old improve their communication skills. Originally from West Virginia,
Jessica graduated from Bethany College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. After working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum during a summer camp, she became determined to help
individuals increase their communication skills to functionally and effectively communicate. She went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Communication Science Disorders from the University of Pittsburgh and successfully earned her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) to become an American Speech and Language Hearing Association (ASHA) approved Speech and Language Pathologist.
As an SLP, Jessica gained experience working in an outpatient facility with children ages birth to 21 with various communication disorders and diagnoses, including Articulation Disorders, Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders, Pragmatic Language Disorders, Selective Mutism, Apraxia, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down Syndrome, Prader Willi Syndrome and more. She gained experience with Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) utilizing a whole-communication approach including both low-tech and high-tech speech generating devices (SGD) to help increase each child’s functional communication skills to effectively communicate. Jessica went on to be the lead SLP in her local school district’s Autistic Support/Life Skills classrooms for 10+ years providing therapy both in-person as well as fully remote. Most recently, Jessica has served in a supervisory role providing training, guidance, and support to SLP therapists across various school districts in the Pittsburgh area.
Outside of being a Pennsylvania certified Speech and Language Pathologist, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband, twin boys and daughter near Pittsburgh PA. She loves traveling, creating healthy food options for her family, and is an avid indoor cyclist. Additionally, Jessica is a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor, and loves helping others achieve their personal goals.
Pittsburgh, PA Speech Therapist
Stephanie has discovered her interest in becoming a speech-language pathologist at a very early age. She is passionate in helping individuals from birth to 21 years old find their voice and improve their overall communication skills. Stephanie is originally from Ford City, Pennsylvania and currently resides in Sharpsville, Pennsylvania with her husband and two dogs. Stephanie graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Masters Degree in Communication Science Disorders. Stephanie has also successfully earned her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) to become an American Speech and Language Hearing Association (ASHA) approved Speech and Language Pathologist.
Stephanie has been working for MidWestern Intermediate Unit IV since 2019 as an Itinerant Early Intervention Speech Therapist. She has serviced the 3-5 year old population for almost three years now while also having the opportunity to work with school-aged students both in-person and virtually. Servicing the 3-5 year old population has allowed Stephanie to strengthen her creative mindset when planning and delivering speech sessions.
Stephanie has gained experience with various communication disorders and diagnoses, including articulation disorders, phonological processing disorders, Fluency Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Apraxia, Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders, Developmental Delays and more! Stephanie has also gained experience with Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) utilizing both low-tech and high-tech devices to help children effectively communicate and has helped multiple families apply and receive high-tech communication devices through Variety. Stephanie continues to service the 3-5 year old population for MidWestern Intermediate Unit IV.
Outside of being a Speech Language Pathologist, Stephanie is the Head Volleyball Coach for Sharon High School's Varsity Program. She is going into her third year of coaching. Stephanie was hired as the head of the program in 2019 and not only coaches the varsity program, but coaches the middle school program in the spring as well. Stephanie has been working to provide volleyball opportunities for the youth population for the district. She has run 3 youth clinics for children K-6 to introduce fundamental skills for volleyball. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs, Asher and Emmitt. She enjoys spending time with her family and three sisters residing in Ford City, PA. She also loves to travel, craft and attend craft shows, watch sports and go to the gym.
Wexford, PA Speech Therapist
Jen is a lead Speech Language Pathologist with a love for serving the pediatric population. Her career has focused on the early language stimulation years of birth to five. Previous work experience includes the early intervention, preschool, and outpatient settings. She currently holds a leadership role as a pediatric outpatient department head of the parent-child training program which emphasizes parent coaching and collaborative treatment techniques. Additionally, Jen runs a social skills group for the middle school population. Jen’s experience spans from working with clients from birth to 26 years of age and includes a vast number of specialties such as articulation, language development, childhood apraxia of speech, stuttering, Augmentative and Alternative (AAC) use, and more.
Jen is a Pittsburgh native and graduated with her Masters degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Jen, once a recipient of speech services herself, finds great joy in helping children and their families with their speech and language needs. In her spare time, Jen is an avid traveler and has been to 47 states as well as various countries. She also enjoys crafting, attending concerts, and holding game nights.
Pittsburgh, PA Speech Therapist
Jenae is currently a teletherapy speech-language pathologist for the elementary and middle school pediatric population. Before becoming an SLP, Jenae worked 1:1 with emotional support students as a registered behavioral health technician where she utilized Functional Communication Training (FCT) and worked with children with high communication needs. Jenae has had the opportunity to use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) in person and virtually while incorporating total communication for those with speech sound disorders, cleft palate, dysarthria, down syndrome, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
As a school-based therapist, she collaborates with families, teachers, and supporting professionals to plan and implement speech and language intervention by providing 1:1, group, and push-in services. Jenae has gained experience working with students with Early Language Delays, Fluency Disorders, Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders, Developmental Delays, etc. She has found creative, interactive ways to implement play-based therapy virtually while targeting communication and speech sound disorders. Areas of special interest include stuttering, early language, and social skills to support students’ daily interactions, relationships, and quality of life.
Jenae currently resides in Pittsburgh, Pa, and graduated from Geneva College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Thiel College.
Harrisburg, Speech Therapist
Elizabeth has been working with toddlers through college-aged students for four decades. She has provided therapy in a variety of settings in Alaska and Pennsylvania. Her goal is to discover your family's interests and strengths in order to provide a creative, fun, responsive environment for everyone involved in your child's growth.
Areas of specialization and special interests include play therapy for children with autism, genetic disorders, and developmental disorders and delays. She has extensive experience in treating articulation, phonological processing disorders, apraxia, language, reading and writing difficulties that interfere with the learning process, and stuttering.
Elizabeth is a Pennsylvania licensed speech-language pathologist and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She earned her BS in Communication Disorders and her MS in Speech-Language Pathology from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.
Harrisburg, Speech Therapist
I realized that I wanted to be a speech therapist when I was in elementary school and received speech services myself. I loved my speech therapist, Mrs. Murray,and how she helped me with my /r/ sound; and I said from that day forth that I
wanted to be “just like her”. I initially took a different path when I started college and majored in Elementary Education for a year, until I discovered there was a speech path program where I was, and changed my major, which changed my life into one of the best decisions I could have ever made! I have been working in this field for over twenty years with just about every population, from pediatric to geriatric. I have provided therapy in many different settings in Florida and Pennsylvania.
Born and raised in northwestern PA, I graduated with my undergrad and graduate degrees from Clarion University of PA.
I love working with kids and their families in order to help parents and caregivers help their children every day with their child’s speech and language needs. I have experience working with children with autism, social and emotional disorders, and other developmental disorders and delays. I believe in utilizing a whole, or total communication approach, and that each child has unique and individual needs. I have worked with various Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems, and I am experienced with feeding and swallowing disorders.
I am a Pennsylvania licensed speech-language pathologist and hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. I live outside of Harrisburg and I love spending time with my two sons and my family, as well as being outside in the sunshine!