Therapists

Melissa

Mallori

Emily D.

Mary

Rebecca

Alexa

Gina

Kerry

Lisa

Christine

Gabi

Brittney

Office Locations

Waterford Lakes

Payment Information

Florida Speech is an independently owned and operated private speech language pathology network serving the Greater Orlando Area.

We at Florida Speech offer therapy in our office and in the clients' natural communication environment (ie: home, daycare, school), and with a family-centered approach. All therapy sessions include therapist feedback, encouragement, and strategies for parental/caregiver follow-up during the non-treatment times. All treatment sessions are one-on-one contact to specifically focus on individual goals and optimize client speech and language development.

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Melissa is a Nationally and State of Florida licensed and certified Medical Speech-Language Pathologist.

She was awarded her Bachelor of Science (1999), Master's of Arts (2001), Certificate of Medical Speech and Language Pathology (2004) and PhD in Education specializing in Language and Literacy (2012) from the University of Central Florida.

Melissa began her clinical work in the Spring of 1999 at the UCF Communicative Disorders Clinic. She then worked within the Orange County Public School system during the 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 school years. In 2001, Melissa started her career as private practitioner. She also serves as a professional learning facilitator leading continuing education workshops and is an adjunct instructor at the University of Central Florida.

Melissa specializes in the areas of:

  • Language Disorders
  • Literacy Disorders
  • Speech (Articulation) Disorders
  • Developmental Delays (ie: Down Syndrome)
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders/ Pervasive Developmental Disorders (ASD/PDD)
  • Oral Motor Treatment
  • Early Intervention for speech and language delays (children 0-3)
  • Speech and Language treatment for intellectually disabled children, adolescents, and adults
  • Cleft Lip and/or Cleft Palate
  • Tongue Thrust Therapy

Melissa also offers specialized consulting services for Speech-Language Pathologists, Teachers, School Administrators and other professionals. Services include:

  • Private practice consulting for speech-language pathologists (outside of the Central Florida area)
  • Consulting with speech-language pathologists and teachers on how to effectively collaborate to enhance student success
  • Consulting services for clinical education programs
  • Professional development services for educators on the language foundation of literacy
  • Professional development services for educators regarding the language underpinnings of disciplinary literacy
  • Professional development services for effective engagement and motivation of students
  • Professional development services for use of effective strategies to increase language and literacy skills for students

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Mallori is a Nationally and State of Florida licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist.

She was awarded her Bachelor of Science (1999) and Master's of Arts (2001) from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Fl.

Mallori began her clinical work in the Spring of 1999 at the UCF Communicative Disorders Clinic. She worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist with the Orange County Public School system from 2000-2003. Mallori started her career as a private practitioner in 2003.

Mallori specializes in the areas of:

  • Child Speech (Articulation) and Language Disorders
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Oral Motor Treatment
  • Phonological Disorder Treatment
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders/ Pervasive Developmental Disorders (ASD/PDD)
  • Early Intervention for Speech and Language Delays (children 0-3)
  • Developmental Disorders (i.e.: Down Syndrome)
  • Fluency Disorders (Stuttering)
  • Speech and Language Treatment for intellectually disabled children, adolescents, and adults

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Emily D. is a Nationally and State of Florida licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist.

She was awarded her Bachelor of Science (2000) and Master's of Arts (2002) from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Fl.

Emily worked at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children & Women from 1999 to 2001 in the Audiology department where she administered hearing screenings to infants in the well baby and neonatal intensive care units prior to hospital discharge. She began her speech and language clinical work in the Spring of 1999 at the UCF Communicative Disorders Clinic. Emily started her career as a private practitioner in August 2002.

Emily specializes in the areas of:

  • Early Intervention for speech and language delays
  • Child Speech (Articulation) and Language Disorders
  • Developmental Delays (ie: Down Syndrome)
  • Fluency Disorders (Stuttering)
  • Speech and Language Treatment for intellectually disabled children, adolescents, and adults
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Oral Motor Treatment

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Mary is a Nationally and State of Florida licensed and certified Speech Language Pathologist. She was awarded her Bachelor of Arts (1991) from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, and her Master s of Arts from the University of Central Florida (1995), in Orlando, FL.

Mary began working as a Speech Language Pathologist in January of 1996, completing her clinical fellowship while working in private practice in Rockledge, FL. She worked at United Cerebral Palsy of Central Florida from 1998 through 2005. Mary joined Florida Speech in March of 2008.

Mary specializes in the areas of:

  • Early Intervention for Speech and Language Delays (children 0-3)
  • Child Speech (articulation) and Language Disorders
  • Developmental Disorders (i.e.: Down Syndrome)
  • Childhood/Developmental Verbal Apraxia
  • Phonological Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders/Pervasive Developmental Disorders(ASD/PDD)
  • Oral Motor Treatment
  • Pre-Literacy Skills

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Rebecca is a Florida licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her Bachelor of Science in 2011 in Communication Sciences and Disorders at University of Central Florida. In December 2014 she received her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Central Florida. Rebecca is also PROMPT Level 1 Trained (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets).

Rebecca began her clinical work in the Summer of 2013 at the University of Central Florida Communication Disorder Clinic. She completed internship experiences at Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs and at Florida Speech. Rebecca joined Florida Speech in January 2015.

Rebecca specializes in the areas of:

  • Early Intervention for Speech & Language Delays (Children Birth-3)
  • Child Speech (Articulation) Disorder & Language Disorders
  • Reading and Writing Disorders
  • Childhood/Developmental Apraxia of Speech
  • Pragmatics/Social Skills
  • Developmental Delays

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Alexa is a nationally and State of Florida licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She was awarded her Bachelor of Science degree (2013) and Masterís of Arts degree (2015) in Communication Sciences and Disorders, from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.

Alexa began her clinical work in Spring of 2014 at the University of Central Florida Communication Disorders Clinic. Her internship experiences include Nemours Brightstart early literacy program, pediatric private practice setting, Aphasia House, and skilled nursing facility with an emphasis on geriatric cognitive and swallowing disorders.

Alexa specializes in the areas of:

  • Early intervention for Speech and Language Delays (children 0-3)
  • Pragmatics/Social Skills
  • Child Speech Sound Disorders: Articulation and Phonological Processes
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders/Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders
  • Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Cognitive Communication Disorders (Dementia, TBI)

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Gina is a Nationally and State of Florida licensed and certified Speech Language Pathologist. She was awarded her Bachelor of Arts (2000) and her Master's of Arts from the University of Central Florida (2005), in Orlando, FL.

Gina began her clinical work at the University of Central Florida in the spring of 2000. She started working as a Speech Language Pathologist for Seminole County Public Schools in 2002. Gina began her career as a private practitioner in 2011 and joined Florida Speech in 2013. Currently, she works for both the Seminole County Public school system and Florida Speech.

Gina specializes in the areas of:

  • Child Speech (Articulation & Phonology) and Language Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders/ Pervasive Developmental Disorders (ASD/PDD)
  • Early Intervention for Speech and Language Delays (children 0-3)
  • Developmental Disorders (i.e.: Down Syndrome)
  • Phonological Disorder Treatment
  • Oral Motor Treatment
  • Pragmatics /social skills
  • Pre-literacy skills/Phonemic awareness

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Kerry is a Nationally and State of Florida licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She received both her Bachelor of Science degree in 2013 in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her Master of Arts degree in December of 2015 from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida.

Kerry began her clinical work in summer of 2014 at the University of Central Florida Communication Disorders Clinic. In addition, she completed internship experiences at Florida Speech and Florida Hospital Orlando in the Neuro Acute Care unit in Orlando, Florida.

Kerry specializes in the areas of:

  • Speech (Articulation) Disorders
  • Language Disorders
  • Phonological Disorder Treatment
  • Early Intervention for Speech and Language Delays
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Cognitive Communicative Disorders (Traumatic Brain Injury, Dementia, Right-Hemisphere Brain Damage)
  • Stroke
  • Pragmatics/Social Skills
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders/ Pervasive Developmental Disorders (ASD/PDD)

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Lisa S. is a Nationally and State of Florida licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She was awarded her Bachelor of Arts (2000) and Master's of Art (2005) for the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Fl.

Lisa began her clinical work in the spring of 2003 at the University of Central Florida Communicative Disorders Clinic. She has also volunteered with multiple Speech -Language Pathologists who worked for the Orange and Seminole County Public Schools in Orlando and Winter Springs, Fl. She started her career as a private practitioner in 2005.

Lisa specializes in the areas of:

  • Child Speech (Articulation) and Language Disorders
  • Oral Motor Treatment
  • Developmental Delays (ie: Down Syndrome)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders/Pervasive Developmental Disorders (ASD/PDD)
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Early Intervention for Speech & Language Delays
  • Speech and Language Treatment for intellectually disabled children, adolescents, and adults
  • Dysphagia (Swallowing Disorders)
  • Communicative/Cognitive Disorders (Traumatic Brain Injury, Dementia, Right-Hemisphere Brain Damage)

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Christine is a Nationally and State of Florida licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She was awarded her Bachelor of Science (1997) and Master of Arts (1999) from the University of Central Florida. Christine began her clinical work in the Spring of 1997 at the UCF Communicative Disorders Clinic. She started her career as a private practitioner in the Orlando area from 1999-2007. She then worked at UCP of Central Florida from 2007-2011 and within the Orange County Public School system from 2011-2019. Christine joined Florida Speech in June of 2019.

Christine specializes in the areas of:

  • Early Intervention for speech and language delays (children 0-3)
  • Language Disorders
  • Speech (Articulation and Phonological) Disorders
  • Childhood/Developmental Apraxia of Speech
  • Developmental Delays (ie: Down Syndrome)
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders/ Pervasive Developmental Disorders (ASD/PDD)
  • Oral Motor Treatment
  • Speech and Language treatment for intellectually disabled children and adolescents
  • Pragmatics/Social Skill deficits
  • Reading/Writing disorders
  • Auditory Processing disorder

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Gabi S. is a state licensed Speech Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow. She received her bachelorís degree at the University of Central Florida in 2019 in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She graduated with her Masters of Arts in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Central Florida in December 2021.

Gabi began her clinical work in the Spring of 2019 at the University of Central Florida Communication Clinic. She completed internship experience at a private pediatric private practice and Seminole County Public Schools.

Gabi specializes in the areas of:

  • Language Disorders
  • Speech Disorders
  • Phonological Disorders
  • Fluency
  • Pragmatics/Social Skills

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Brittney is a nationally and State of Florida licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She was awarded her Bachelor of Science degree (2016) and Masterís of Arts degree (2018) in Communication Sciences and Disorders, from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.

Brittney began her clinical work in Spring of 2016 at the University of Central Florida Communication Disorders Clinic. In addition, she completed internships at Florida Speech and Neurorestorative in Avalon Park where she treated clients with aphasia, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury.

Brittney specializes in the areas of:

  • Early intervention for Speech and Language Delays (children 0-3)
  • Pragmatics/Social Skills
  • Child Speech Sound Disorders: Articulation and Phonological Processes
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders/Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders
  • Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Cognitive Communication Disorders (Dementia, TBI)

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