Specialist in Augmentative & Alternative Communication, Speech-Language Pathologist
Mary Elizabeth (Emme) earned a Bachelor of Education degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Georgia and a Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Georgia State University.
Emme has experience in Fulton County School System providing language, speech sound, voice, and fluency therapy to elementary-aged students with Autism, intellectual disabilities, receptive/expressive language disorders, and speech sound disorders. Additionally, Emme has a background working with adolescents and adults with traumatic brain injuries providing language, cognition, voice, and swallowing therapy at Shepherd Center.
Emme has been in a similar private practice setting providing language, speech sound, and oral motor therapy to pediatric clients with Autism, Down Syndrome, and other speech/language disorders. Emme specializes in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and has experience working with software companies such as Dynavox, PRC, and Saltillo to obtain devices for children, as well as ongoing therapeutic use of a variety of devices.
Emme is trained in Meaningful Speech TM focused on child-led therapy, gestalt language processing, and the Natural Language Acquisition (NLA) framework, developed by Marge Blanc (2012).Emme also enjoys working with the adult population in the areas of accent modification, aphasia, and acquired apraxia of speech.