Michelle Needle, M.Ed.,CCC-SLP is the clinical director at Greater Atlanta Speech and Language Clinics. Michelle graduated with a Master’s Degree from Georgia State University in 2004 and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Georgia in 2002. Michelle is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with her certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association.
Michelle has previously worked in the Cobb and Cherokee school systems and has over 18 years of experience working with children in the private practice setting. Michelle has been at Greater Atlanta Speech and Language Clinics since 2001 and became the Assistant Director in 2014 and Clinical Director in 2020. Michelle has extensive experience treating children who present with language based learning disabilities, language and/or auditory processing deficits, and executive function deficits. Michelle is certified in iLs (Integrated Listening Systems) and the Interactive Language Program.
Michelle also specializes in providing therapy to children with phonological disorders, oral motor deficits, and Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Michelle is level 2 trained in PROMPT (PROMPTS for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) and trained in Nancy Kaufman’s K-SLP (Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol for Childhood Apraxia of Speech). Michelle has received extensive training in orofacial myology and myofunctional (tongue thrust) disorders using the methods of Sandra Holtzman. Michelle has trained using DIRFloortime® Strategies and parent coaching models for early intervention.
When not spending time in the clinic, Michelle enjoys podcasts and documentaries, puzzles, and Pilates as well as watching her three daughters dance and son play soccer.