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Amy Barker
M.S. CCC-SLP

Amy’s passion for education and working with children led her to pursue a career as a Speech Language Pathologist. She is state licensed and nationally certified by the American Speech and Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She received her Bachelor’s degree from University of Portland in Oregon and her Master’s from Florida Atlantic University. Amy lives in the St. Petersburg area and has worked as a school-based therapist in Pinellas County for five years. She has experience working with Pre-K and elementary age students with articulation/phonological disorders, expressive and receptive language disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and developmental delays. Her experience includes the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children with Speech and Language delays.

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Raynell Clark
M.A,CCC-SLP
Raynell is a Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in the State of Florida. She has the honor of being a Life Member of the  American Speech Hearing Association for 25 consecutive years.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Wayne State University, and her Master’s Degree from Eastern Michigan University.  She has gained a wide range of experience and knowledge working in hospitals, private therapy, home health care, skilled nursing facilities and schools. Raynell has a passion for learning and working with all types of communication disorders, which helps her to stay current, active, interested, and inspired to increase the communication capability and outcomes for her clients. She is a literacy volunteer tutor, and an avid Salsa dancer! 
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Brittany Cobb
M.S. CCC-SLP

Brittany is a state licensed Speech-Language-Pathologist and nationally certified by the American-Speech-Language-Hearing-Association. She received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of South Florida and her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University. Brittany has gained a wide range of experience from worked in the hospitals, school system and in the private therapy setting. She has had the opportunity to work with children with articulation/phonological disorders, language disorders, fluency disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, pragmatic deficits and developmental delays as well as providing early intervention for speech and language delays.

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Kristin Cummings
M.S. CCC-SLP

Kristin is an ASHA certified and licensed speech language pathologist in the St. Petersburg area. She got her Bachelor’s degree from The University of Central Florida and her Master’s degree from The University of South Florida. Kristin has worked as both a school based and private therapist with primarily Pre-K and elementary age students. Kristin’s areas of expertise include articulation and language disorders in young children. When Kristin is not in front of a client to remediate their Speech and Language delays, she is creating fun, adaptive tools to aid her caseload in achieving their goals. She sells her products through online stores and from her innovative Blog: Simply Speech kcummingsslp.blogspot.com

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Molly Davis
Reading Specialist

Molly Davis has been teaching reading and theater to elementary and middle school kids for the past 20 years. She has a Masters in teaching theater and storytelling and enjoys combining both of these passions to reach her most challenged readers. With her daughter’s diagnosis of Dyslexia, Molly sought out training in the Orton-Gillingham method and now utilizes this philosophy in her work as a Reading Specialist. Using multi-sensory techniques, straight forward phonics instruction and decoding strategies, she helps students achieve that “aha” moment with their reading.

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Elodie Diaz
Head Director M.S. CCC-SLP

Pictured with her son Luke and daughter Shae, Elodie earned her Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and her Master’s degree from the University of South Florida in 1998.   She is nationally certified by ASHA (American Speech and Language Hearing Association) and certified by the State of Florida. She has gained experience assessing and treating patients across all age groups in a variety of settings comprised of education centers, rehabilitation hospitals, and nursing homes. She has spent most of her time in the educational setting diagnosing and treating articulation/phonological/ motor speech delays and disorders, and receptive/expressive language disorders. She is not only passionate about working with her patients, but also embraces the opportunity to collaborate with parents, caregivers and teachers to provide the best possible outcomes for her clients.

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Shelley Forgas
M.S. CCC-SLP

Shelley is a state-licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and nationally certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).  She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of South Florida and her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Florida.  Shelley possesses extensive experience in the screening, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of preschool and school-age children with various communication disorders.  She has had the opportunity to work with individuals exhibiting a wide range of disabilities including articulation disorders, language processing disorders, autism spectrum disorder, down syndrome, apraxia of speech, and learning disabilities.  Her areas of interest include: articulation/phonological disorders, receptive and expressive language delays, pragmatic language, and developmental delays.

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Katie Gurley
M.S. CCC-SLP

Katie is a state licensed Speech Language Pathologist and is certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association. She received her bachelors degree from the University of Central Florida, and masters degree from Oklahoma State University. She has worked with Pinellas Count Schools for 3 years. Katie has experience working with both adults and children. She has worked in the private clinic setting, as well as outpatient rehabilitation settings. She enjoys working with all walks of life, but finds working with children the most rewarding. Katie has experience working with articulation disorders, receptive and expressive language delays, early intervention, and stuttering.

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Jeanette Jacques
MA,CCC-SLP

Jeanette believes laughing and learning go hand-in-hand, whether it’s working with children or adults. She has worked “just about everywhere!” in 30 years of experience including a pre-K classroom, a school for the Deaf, pediatric and adult home care, hospitals and rehab centers. ASHA certified and Florida state licensed, she is eager to “always keep learning.” Her latest continuing education credit was for Dr.Shari Robertson’s presentation “How to become a change agent for better readers with early collaborative partnerships.” Jeanette received her BS and Masters degrees in speech pathology from Eastern Michigan University and looks forward to meeting you and your child!

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Brandi Jessop
M.S. CCC-SLP

Brandi is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist in the State of Florida and nationally certified by the American Speech and Language Association (ASHA). She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of South Florida. Brandi has gained experience working with children and adults in the school, rehabilitation, and acute hospital settings. She has a passion for diagnosing and treating children with speech and language delays, particularly in the area of social language. Her areas of expertise also include: receptive and expressive language delays, fluency disorders, Autism, and Downs Syndrome. Brandi enjoys collaborating with client’s caregivers and other therapists to ensure the most successful outcomes in therapy.

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Sharon Le
M.S. CCC-SLP

Sharon is a state licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and certified by the American Speech-Language Association (ASHA). She has worked in Pinellas County for eight years. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida and her Master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University.  Although she has experience with both the adult and pediatric populations, her passion and expertise is with children. Her expertise stems from working in both the school system (K-12) and private therapy setting. She has worked with a variety of children with speech and language needs including, but not limited to, Apraxia, Autism, Articulation Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication.

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Erin Smith
SLP

Erin Smith chose to become a Speech-Language Pathologist after observing her nephew’s SLP change his life by enhancing his communicative abilities. Every aspect of his life improved with her help; his interactions with friends, school work, as well as his confidence and quality of life. Erin decided that she wanted to dedicate her career to helping people with communication disorders.

She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of South Florida. She has gained a wide range of experiences working in hospitals, private therapy settings, and skilled nursing facilities. She has treated a wide array of communication disorders and has she has developed an interest in working with children who have articulation/phonological disorders, receptive and expressive language delays, feeding issues, pragmatic language delays, and developmental delays.

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Sarianna Stokes
M.S. CCC-SLP

Sarianna is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist in Florida and certified by the American Speech and Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She attended the University of South Florida where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology.  Her externships in the Pinellas County school system and Easter Seals of Sarasota enabled her to work with a wide range of clients.  She has a passion for children and has gained a wide range of experience from working in both the school system and private therapy settings.  Areas of experience include: Speech Impairment, Language impairment, Autism, a variety of syndromes (ex. Down syndrome), Cerebral Palsy, and Intellectual disability.

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Chelsy Trimble
M.S. CCC-SLP

Chelsy was born and raised in Seminole, Florida.  She is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist who received her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree from the University of South Florida.  She has gained vast experience working as a speech-language pathologist in schools and private settings.  Chelsy has a love for children and has had the opportunity to work with a variety of populations and disorders.  She specializes in language development, autism, social skills, and augmentative communication.  Chelsy is licensed by the board of Florida and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Language Hearing Association.

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Tania Vargas
M.S. CCC-SLP

Tania Vargas received her Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and her Master’s degree from the University of South Florida. Her passion to become a Speech and Language Pathologist ensued from her deep passion for children. Tania has extensive experience in various areas of Pediatric Speech and Language disorders including Stuttering, Hyper-nasality, Articulation disorders, Phonological disorders, Developmental Delays, Receptive and Expressive delays, and Augmentative Communication. She has worked with children with Autism and other children with varying exception abilities. Tania’s clinical experience is a result of working in the public schools for six years and in the private setting for five years.