OWNER & DIRECTOR
I am a certified speech-language pathologist (SLP) with over a decade of clinical experience. I believe my responsibility as a therapist is to care for the entire life experience of my clients to the best of my ability and training. This often requires thinking outside the box and delving into new territories of scientific understanding.
Communication is not an island of discrete skills. Therefore, I have sought out additional training in related areas to broaden my skill sets and better meet my clients’ needs. For example, I was honored to receive training in the Orton-Gillingham approach to literacy instruction . I am a member of the International Dyslexia Association and provide individual and small group services for children and adults. I have continued education in mindfulness and Reiki strategies. My interest in alternative and complimentary treatments informs my traditional speech therapy work and inspires me to embrace the wide variety of therapeutic approaches that exist.
My therapy approach puts functional skills first for my clients. My promise to each and every person I work with is to honor your needs, dreams, worries, questions, and victories. Through collaboration with clients, caregivers, and other service providers, I supply my clients with the tools they need to thrive as communicators and fulfilled, empowered human beings. It is my great honor and joy to do so.
Meg is a Madison native who has worked in the community through early intervention, public schools, outpatient rehabilitation, and private practice. Meg believes that developing an authentic connection with each individual is the key to promoting their strengths and supporting their challenge areas. Collaborating with clients, families, and other service providers to achieve small successes empowers all of us to be our best. Through building confidence along the way, functional outcomes can be visualized and motivation can guide clients to their larger goals. Meg is a certified yoga instructor and considers the power of mindfulness in all things. She brings this to therapy and strives to help clients develop a positive self-concept, pride in their accomplishments, and a love for learning in all areas of life.
Tasha has focused primarily on pediatric therapy over a large age range from early intervention through high school in the clinic, school, and home health settings. She also has experience working with geriatric clients for a variety of language, cognition, and swallowing difficulties in the outpatient and home health settings. Tasha is PROMPT Trained, Hanen Trained, and ABA Trained. Her areas of interest and specialty include fluency disorders, motor speech disorders, and oral motor difficulties. She also has extensive experience working clients of a variety of ages with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Amy holds a Master’s Degree in Communicative Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is licensed in Wisconsin and California as a speech-language pathologist and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. She has over 20 years of clinical experience as an SLP and has provided speech-language therapy services to individuals ages 2 to adult in a variety of settings, including school, community, and home-based programs, as well as online speech-language therapy. She has provided evaluation and intervention to individuals who exhibit a wide range of disorders including articulation/phonology, receptive and expressive language, social/pragmatic, voice, fluency/stuttering, autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, Down syndrome, and ADD/ADHD. Amy has particular special interest and extensive experience in fluency/stuttering intervention, language disorders, and in working with children and adults on the autism spectrum (including those who are non-verbal) to help them develop their social language skills, as well as assisting with the selection and implementation of most appropriate augmentative and alternate communication systems. Another strong interest area of Amy’s is working with teens and adults to help improve their presentation/public speaking skills, interviewing skills, and overall speech intelligibility in their professional, educational, and/or social communities.
Barrie holds a Master’s Degree in Reading and Literacy Studies and holds a Wisconsin Reading Specialist license. Her 20 years of experience has included roles as a classroom teacher, professional developer, literacy coach, and reading interventionist. No matter her role, she is always committed to improving the literacy and learning lives of students by making learning more accessible for all. Barrie believes creating meaningful relationships to be a central tenet for success with learners. Everyone approaches learning in their own unique way; she enjoys discovering each child’s learning potential through a strength based, multimodal approach and uses her knowledge of literacy to support students in reaching their individual goals. The ideal environment she strives to create is one where students feel supported and respected, and where all involved are excited and passionate about learning.