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About the CCST Staff:

Capitol City Speech Therapy staff provide strategies and techniques that parents and care-givers can incorporate at home. Staff members have extensive experience and receive on-going training in order to provide relevant and engaging services. Therapists may schedule patients in our Fuquay Varina or Raleigh offices or provide home-visits for patients.

Please contact our office to learn more!

 

Tracy Barnes Speech Language Pathologist

Tracy Barnes MS CCC-SLP, ITFS - Owner
West Virginia University, BS in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Society
Towson State University, MS in Speech Language Pathology
Received Ace award from ASHA since she received her license.
North Carolina Licensed
Member of ASHA (American Speech-Language and Hearing Association)
Infant Toddler Family Specialist
Triple P Level 3 Accredited
Triple P Level 3 Stepping Stones Accredited
DIR/Floortime Trained

Tracy’s experience includes providing Speech, Language and Swallowing services for people of all ages in a variety of settings such as a private practice, client homes, daycares, Head Start, Public Schools, TEACCH, Nursing Homes and a rural community hospital. She has provided therapy to individuals with Aphasia, Apraxia, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Stroke, TBI, Dysphagia for infants through adults, Head Neck Cancer Patients, Tracheostomies (voice and swallowing), Passy Muir Valves, Hearing impairment, Cochlear implant, Working with Auditory Neuropathy, Auditory brain stem implant, Cleft palate, CHARGE, Hydrocephalus, Voice disorders, Dysarthria, Speech and Language delays. She has a knowledge base for several therapeutic intervention strategies including Beckman Oral Motor Approach, Assistive Technology,  PRC devices/Unity, DynaVox, PODD, Auditory Verbal Therapy, Auditory Oral Therapy, ABA Verbal Behavior, entry level sign language, DIR/Floortime. Tracy has her CCC from ASHA and is licensed in North Carolina. Some career highlights include developing an on-site Speech, Language and Swallowing program at a rural North Carolina hospital that serviced children and adults in the surrounding communities.  Another was establishing Capitol City Speech Therapy. CCST provides therapy to adults and children in and around the Raleigh area. It was established in 2004. She also attends several continuing education programs each year to keep her evaluation and treatment skills current. Tracy is Infant Toddler certified and Triple P Accredited (Positive Parenting Program).

 


Office Staff

Veronica Beason
Billing Representative

Teresa Beyer
Billing Representative

 

Darlene Cruz

Darlene Cruz
Office Assistant

Alicia Crandall
Preschool Assistant

Kaleigh Baughn
Seasonal Office Assistant

Leah DeLitizia 
Office Assistant

Karinn Kenney
Office/Preschool Assistant

 

Speech Language Therapists and Educational & Behavioral Resource Therapists
Tracy Assante Speech Language Pathologist

Tracy Assante, MS CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
State University of New York at Stony Brook, BS in Biology with minors in Philosophy and Issues in Health and Society
Golden Key National Honors Society
Adelphi University, MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
North Carolina License in Speech Pathology
Member of ASHA (American Speech-Language Hearing Association)
ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology
North Carolina Teaching License

Tracy has experience providing therapy to preschool and school age children with speech and language disorders in the areas of articulation/phonology, auditory processing, fluency, voice, language, and pediatric feeding disorders using behavioral feeding intervention and techniques designed for reduction of oral aversion and hypersensitivity.  She has helped children transition from a feeding tube to purees and solids and from a bottle to an open cup. She has worked with children with apraxia, voice disorders, hearing impairment, Autism Spectrum Disorder, cognitive delays/deficits, Down syndrome, emotional/behavioral disorders, mixed developmental delays, Tetrasomy 18p, and auditory processing disorders. Tracy has experience evaluating and treating children in preschool programs, speech and hearing clinics, and the public schools. She has also worked with adults in acute care facilities and outpatient clinics, providing speech and language therapy to individuals with various cognitive and physical disabilities, including aphasia and Parkinson’s disease. She has experience conducting adult bedside evaluations and modified barium swallows and acute care pediatric feeding therapy and parent education. Tracy values the importance of collaboration and continued education in order to provide research based intervention that is individualized to meet the needs of each client and his or her family.


 

Lauren Blake, M.Ed. CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
North Carolina State University, B.A. Communication Disorders
University of Georgia, M.Ed. Speech-Language Pathology
ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence
North Carolina License to Practice Speech-Language Pathology
DIR/Floortime Trained
Triple P Level 2 Accredited

Lauren has worked with a variety of pediatric and adult populations, though her passion is helping young children. Lauren has experience with evaluating and treating language delays/disorders, articulation and phonology disorders, autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, developmental delays, fluency disorders, verbal apraxia, hearing impairments and ADD/ADHD. Working in the public schools has given her a deep understanding of the importance of early intervention as well as the language skills that are most crucial for success in the educational setting. Lauren has completed continuing education courses focused on high functioning autism, functional behavior assessment and intervention and DIR/Floortime. She has also had training in Auditory Verbal/Auditory Oral therapy for individuals hearing impairments including cochlear implants.  She also has experience using alternative methods of communication such as picture exchange and basic sign language and exposed to the Kaufman Approach for Apraxia.   Lauren strives to make therapy fun, engaging and functional so that patients and families can easily take ownership of their progress and integrate good communication in everyday life.

 
Heather Bubeck Educational and Behavioral Resource

Heather Bubeck, BS
Educational & Behavioral Resource Therapist
University of Montevallo, BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Triple P Level 3 Accredited

Heather’s experience includes being a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant, Speech Language Impaired Teacher, Behavior Modification, Augmentative Alternative Communication Devices, Transitioning, Social Skills Classes, ABA, and working with all ages of children from birth to 24 years of age. For the last several years she has been working at a cutting edge school for children and young adults on the Autism Spectrum, that is developing a $30 million dollar facility called the  El’s Center of Excellence. The El’s Center will be a world renowned facility serving as an elementary, middle and high school, hospital on site, a living facility, along with a store front with jobs for young adults and adults on the Autism Spectrum.  Prior to that, she has worked in the public school setting, and private tutoring.  Heather is driven by her passion to watch these incredible individuals that she works with grow and succeed. She has ran classes for these young adults and children teaching them social skills using many different techniques and strategies some those being the Social Detective Series, the P.E.E.R.S for teenagers with Aspergers, and also "Model Me" which specializes in friendship, conversation, bullying and other social interactions and held social groups with typical peers from a local school. As an Augmentative Alternative Communication Specialist, she also trained teachers and other staff the use of AAC devices. She developed and implemented techniques to teach students how to communicate using either a Dynavox or i-Pad, and have had a tremendous amount of success.  Heather is a resident in Fuquay-Varina with her husband and son.
 
Alyssa Dreyer SLP

Alyssa Dreyer, MA CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Central Michigan University, BS in Communication Disorders and MA in Speech-Language Pathology
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Member of ASHA (American Speech-Language and Hearing Association)
North Carolina Licensed

Alyssa has practiced speech therapy in a number of settings including public schools, homes, daycares, private schools, university clinics, and private practices. A majority of her experience has been with toddlers, preschoolers, and young school-aged children, but she has also provided services to students through high school. Alyssa has experience evaluating and treating a variety of communication disorders including: Down’s Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, expressive and receptive language disorders, phonological disorders, articulation difficulties, and fluency.

 
 

Jihan Hodges, M.S. CCC- SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MS in Speech Language Pathology
North Carolina License in Speech Pathology
Member of ASHA (American Speech-Language Hearing Association)
ASHA Certificate in Clinical Competence
Triple P Level 2 Accredited

Jihan has experience providing skilled intervention to clients ranging in age from infants to geriatrics in a variety of settings, including skilled nursing, short term rehab, hospital both in the acute and rehab settings, school, daycare, clinic, and home.  She has experience working with children from 6 months to 18 years with a variety of different diagnoses including autism spectrum disorders, cleft lip/palate, developmental delays, neurological disorders, failure to thrive, genetic disorders, Down Syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy to name a few.  

Jihan’s family is from Peru and Palestine. She grew up speaking Spanish, and English.  Jihan is proficient in Spanish and has experience providing services to non-English speaking individuals or individuals which English is a second language. 

She has experience evaluating and treating adults with acquired brain injuries due to TBIs, strokes, and anoxic brain injuries as well as other neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, brain tumors, and dementia. She has worked with adults with cognitive-linguistic deficits, aphasia, dysphagia, voice disorders, and dementia.
Jihan has a knowledge base of several therapeutic interventions including ABA approach, TEACCH, entry level sign language, oral swabbing programs to increase or reduce sensory responses, and oral motor training techniques for dysphagia and dysarthria. She completed a continuing education course to be certified in Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) and received continued education and training after the course. She has pursued continuing education courses focused on language therapy interventions, supporting aging in place: strategies for people with mild cognitive deficits, and dysphagia including ethical issues in dysphagia management, cranial nerves and dysphagia,and sensory approach to dysphagia treatment. Jihan enjoys collaborating with other SLPs and professionals as well as working closely with parents, caregivers, and educators to maximize efficiency of therapy.

 
Jessica Kelly CBRS

Jessica Kelly BA SLP/A, MA, CBRS, ITFS
Speech-Language Pathologist
Loyola College in Maryland, BA in Speech-Language Pathology / Audiology, ITFS
Dean’s List, All-Academic Athletic Team, Cum Laude
Chestnut Hill College, MA in Holistic Spirituality
Sign Language Training: Montgomery County Community College, Wake Technical Community College – American Sign Language, Gallaudet University and Private Tutoring ASL
Certified Presenter in the Sign2Me® Presenters’ Network
Infant Toddler Family Specialist
Triple P Level 2 Accredited

Jessica is the owner of Signs of Learning, a company which teaches American Sign Language to babies, young children and their care givers. She has been a nanny / care giver and taught the children and parents ASL. Her experience also includes working at a non-profit organization which offers social and spiritual support to adults with physical disabilities. Jessica has volunteered at numerous camps, non-profits and other religious and academic organizations.

 
 

Amanda Kennedy BS, CBRS-ITFS
CBRS Therapist
Meredith College, BS in Child Development
Infant Toddler Family Specialist

Amanda has over 10 years of experience working with infants and toddlers in a variety of settings. She specializes in working with children born premature, medically fragile, small for gestational age and with genetic abnormalities such as Down Syndrome and has a passion for working with children with developmental delays and visual impairments. Amanda believes the family plays an essential role in each child’s success and enjoys assisting parents/caregivers in facilitating their child’s development through playful activities and daily routines. She works closely with everyone on the early intervention team as she feels this results in the best possible outcomes for the child and family. Amanda’s experience includes supporting children in the following areas of development; Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Cognitive, Speech/Communication, and Social/Emotional.

Amanda’s enthusiasm for progressing each child toward his/her specific goals is evident in each therapy session, along with her appreciation of the unique personalities, gifts, and interests of each infant/toddler she works with. She understands that caring for a child with special needs brings unique blessings and challenges and looks forward to  sharing her experience, knowledge, support, and compassion with your family.  Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family, spoiling her two cats, shopping, and traveling.

 
Patti Leveille CBRS

Patricia Leveille BS, CBRS, ITFS
CBRS Therapist and B-K Certified Teacher
Meredith College, Raleigh, NC, BS in Child Development
Infant Toddler Family Specialist
University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Birth Kindergarten Teaching License
Member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children

Patti has a passion for teaching young children and has built her career focusing on children with special needs.  Patti has her bachelor’s degree in Child Development and has her Birth – Kindergarten teaching certification through the state of North Carolina.  Her work experience includes four years as an infant toddler teacher at the SAS Montessori School, four years as owner of her own preschool serving children three to five years old, and she has been a Community Based Rehabilitation Specialist since 2011 serving the infant to three populations. She has interned with Wake County Preschool Services as a pre-K special education teacher and has spent many hours in classrooms across the county working with teachers to help them modify their curriculum and teaching styles to accommodate children of varying abilities.  

Patti uses her current professional knowledge of child development and special education, during therapy sessions and is constantly researching new methods of instruction.  Patti has worked extensively with children on the autism spectrum. She has attended workshops and seminars at TEACCH, The Carolina Center for ABA, The Autism Society of North Carolina, Hand Writing Without Tears, The NC Association for the Education of Young Children, and Project Enlightenment so that she may better serve the children and families she works with.  Patti also has experience with children who have Downs Syndrome, premature infants, and children with global delays.  Her passion is teaching young children of all developmental levels and highlighting their strengths to aid in their developmental progression.  Patti uses creativity in her sessions to engage the children and uses play schemes to teach concepts necessary for achieving IFSP and IEP goals.  Her focus during interactions is play and using materials in creative was to encourage fun and learning.

Patti has personal experience working with children on the autism spectrum.  Her son, Jack, was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at four years old and her nephew was diagnosed with autism at three years old.  Patti’s personal experience as a teacher and the mother of a child with special needs make her a true asset to the family.  Patti values and respects the partnership between service providers and the family.  She understands the importance of advocating for the child and approaches each new partnership with respect and sensitivity. 

 
Jacqueline Lowe SLP

Jacqueline Lowe, MS CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Appalachian State University, BS in Communication Disorders
Appalachian State University, MS in Speech-Language Pathology
North Carolina License in Speech Pathology
ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology

Jacqueline has experience providing skilled intervention to clients ranging in age from preschool to geriatric in a variety of settings, including skilled nursing, hospital, outpatient rehabilitation, school, daycare, and home. Jacqueline has worked with clients and their families to target goals in the areas of articulation/phonology, expressive/receptive language, voice, fluency, social/pragmatics, and swallowing. She has worked with children with apraxia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, cognitive/developmental delays and auditory processing disorders. In her clinical practicum, she has worked with adults suffering from TIA/stroke, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and cognitive/developmental delays. During her academic and professional career, she has utilized skilled interventions such as Prompts for Restructuring Oral and Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT), Kaufman approach, Cycles Approach, Basic Sign Language, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and Sensory Integration Therapy. She has worked with clients and their families in education and use of both static and dynamic AAC devices, including Dynovox, GoTalk, Tobii, and Accent. She is passionate about creating individualized treatment plans and goals that are functional and meaningful for the client and their family. Jacqueline has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and is licensed in North Carolina.

 
AnnMarie Marchese Speech Language Pathologist

AnnMarie Marchese MS CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
The University of Rhode Island, BS  in Communicative Disorders
The University of Rhode Island, MS in Speech-Language Pathology
North Carolina Licensed
Member of ASHA (American Speech-Language and Hearing Association)
DIR/Floortime Trained

AnnMarie has experience working with both children and adults with communicative disorders.   With children, she has many years of experience evaluating and treating  language delays, articulation/phonological disorders, apraxia, dysarthria, fluency disorders, voice disorders, oral-motor deficiencies and dysphagia.  The following are some medical diagnoses with which she has experience:  Autism, PDD/NOS, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, brain injury, C.H.A.R.G.E. Syndrome, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Mental Retardation and Shaken Baby Syndrome.  She also has experience working with adults who have speech, language or swallowing impairments resulting from a stroke, brain injury, anoxic episode, voice disorder, and fluency disorder.  She has also worked closely with skilled nursing facility staff and residents to develop functional maintenance programs to help people with memory problems and safe swallowing programs to compensate for dysphagia.

 
  Brooke Massey, MA, SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
West Virginia University, BS in Speech Language Pathology
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, MA in Speech Language Pathology
 
 

Mary Parente M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

State University of New York at New Paltz, BA and MS in Communication Disorders Graduated Magna Cum Laude
North Carolina License in Speech Pathology
New York License in Speech Pathology Member of ASHA (American Speech-Language Hearing Association)
ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology
Trained in the following:
PROMPT Level One
SOS Approach to Feeding: Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders Linda Mood Bell’s Visualizing and Verbalizing for language and reading comprehension Lively Letters: a reading program for phonics and literacy skills Social Thinking by Michelle Garcia Winner for social development Rainbow Kids Yoga

Mary Parente is a Speech Language Pathologist who has 16 years of valuable experience. Throughout the years, Mary has aided in the success of children with variety of needs/disorders (ie- Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Apraxia of Speech, Feeding delays, Oral Motor delays, Cleft Palate, Fluency/Stuttering disorders, Language Delays, Non-Verbal Children in need of Augmentative Communication).Her experience has included: providing therapy in Early Intervention, preschool, elementary school settings and home settings, creating classes for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the NY Transit Museum, teaching classes at New York University regarding Autism Spectrum Disorders and social development, teaching social groups and running children’s Yoga Classes.
Mary Parente is trained to help your child find success in MANY areas of speech and language needs: Articulation/Apraxia (speech sounds/motor development), Language Development, Preliteracy and Literacy skill, Reading and language Comprehension (helping your child to understand things that are spoken/read), Oral Motor development, Fluency, Feeding and Social Development.

Mary believes in utilizing a therapeutic approach that addresses the whole child and his/her needs. She does this by using a multitude of therapy techniques, creative and motivating activities, and providing tons of positive feedback. The best therapy should be fun AND provide opportunity for success during EVERY session! She believes the best therapy includes working with a team of professionals who all have a different "key" to your child’s development. However, as the parent, you are the most integral part of the team, as you know your child the best. Therefore, communication amongst team members is ongoing and essential!

 
Meredith Paul Speech Language Pathologist

Meredith Paul, MS, CF-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Alpha Sigma Pi Honors Fraternity: National Honors Society of Leadership and Success
Appalachian State University, MS in Speech-Language Pathology

Meredith has experience working in a variety of settings including: schools, private practices, university clinics, and hospitals. Meredith has treated pediatric patients with articulation/phonological disorders, expressive/receptive language delays, fluency disorders, tongue thrusts, lisps, Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), auditory rehabilitation, social communication, developmental delays, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Meredith has worked with adults in acute-care with cognitive-linguistic deficits, aphasia, dementia, stroke, and swallowing disorders. She has performed Modified Barium Swallow Studies (MBSS), as well as bed side swallow studies. She has been exposed to several treatment techniques such as Hodson’s Cycles Approach, Kauffman Speech Praxis Program (KSPP), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), basic sign language, Seeing Stars, Visualizing and Verbalizing, Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program for Reading, Spelling, and Speech (LiPS), and utilizes these strategies in therapy when needed. She stresses the importance of caregivers and families involvement in therapy activities outside of the therapy room, as they are with the client the majority of the time. Meredith meets her clients where they are at. She provides client specific therapy to provide the best care for clients to reach their individualized goals.

 
Nora Roehm

Nora Roehm, M.Ed. ITFS
CBRS Therapist
Loyola University of Chicago, BS in Applied Psychology
Erikson Institute, MS in Early Childhood Development
Specialized study in Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health
2014 Direct Care Professional of the Year Award recepient from ARC of Wake County
Infant Toddler Family Specialist
Triple P Level 3 Accredited
Triple P Level 3 Stepping Stones

She has experience with a vast array of children with special needs, including Autism, Apraxia, Down Syndrome, emotional/behavioral disorders, Prematurity, dysphagia, Cerebral Palsy, PVL, Chiari, Sensory Processing Disorders, Spina Bifida, Muscular Dystrophy, Cystic Fibrosis, Cleft Palate, speech disorders, childhood mental health issues and genetic disorders (Hurler's Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Noonan's Syndrome, Fragile X, Cri du Chat, Angelman Syndrome, Klippel Feil Syndrome, Prader Willi, Dandy Walker, agenesis of the corpus collosum), that has taken her around the world. However, she has been working in the Raleigh area since 1999. Nora works with children at their home, child care center, or in any community setting that is part of a child's day. She works closely with parents to help them learn what they can do every day to ensure their child reaches his/her full potential.

In addition to being a Developmental Therapist, Nora is also a family advocate and Inclusion Specialist. She works with programs in the community (child care, preschool, dance, etc.) to educate them about children with special needs and how they can fully participate in their local programs. She helps others to see all that a child can do even if their body doesn't work like everyone else. Her post graduate training has focused on Sensory Processing and Early Childhood Mental Heath issues. However she continues to expand her knowledge base with training in brain research, the role of nutrition in development, how domestic violence/trauma affects development, behavior management, autism spectrum disorders, & genetic disorders. She has presented workshops on child development & inclusion at National Smart Start conferences & National Association for the Education of Young Children conferences as well as at child care centers around the Raleigh area.

Nora has experienced the the world of special needs from both a personal & professional perspective. Her brother has a cognitive impairment and she has two nephews with Muscular Dystrophy. She lives in Cary with her husband and son.

 
 

Robin Schlemovitz, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Syracuse University, NY, BS in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Rutgers University, MS in Speech-Language Pathology
Member of the national board in speech, the American Speech, Hearing, and Language Association
Member of the North Carolina Speech and Hearing Association
North Carolina Licensed

Robin has over 15 years of experience specializing in speech and language evaluations and therapy for children.  She has worked with young children and their families, across a wide variety of populations and disorders. Robin specializes in autism, delayed speech and language, articulation and phonological disorders, apraxia, cleft palate, hearing disorders, and Down Syndrome. In addition, she has experience in teaching social language for children who have autism, PDD, ADHD, or for those that have the vocabulary but do not know how to communicate effectively with their peers or adults. Robin also has experience working with twins and triplets who have delayed speech and language.

Robin is very skilled at getting young children to talk. She uses a variety of strategies including the Kaufman and Hanen programs, oral-motor exercises, and the Greenspan approach.Robin uses a multi-sensory approach and believes strongly in giving the family activities to do at home to help their child learn. She believes that learning can be fun and focuses on motivating the child to communicate with creative ideas and positive reinforcement.

Although not fluent in Spanish, Robin has been successful in providing speech therapy to children from Spanish speaking families. She teaches in Spanish and English using materials such as toys, books, and picture cards in both languages.

Robin was a consultant at the Jeffrey Dworkin Early Intervention Center (West Orange, N.J.) for five years where as a member of the intervention team she was responsible for diagnosing and providing speech therapy for infants with major medical concerns under the age of three. 

Robin has worked with teachers, doctors, and child study team members including physical and occupational therapists to provide a comprehensive speech therapy program for each child. She has given educational training workshops for teachers and parents so that both teachers and parents have a better understanding of strategies that they can use in the classroom or home to encourage speech and language.
 
Jill Schwadron speech therapist

Jill Schwadron, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Washington University, St. Louis, MO, BA in Psychology
East Carolina University, MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
NC License in Speech Pathology
ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology

Jill has experience working with children with a variety of communication disorders, such as receptive and expressive language delays, autism spectrum disorder, articulation delays, phonological delays, Down Syndrome , Apraxia and Stuttering. She also has experience with feeding challenges including oral-pharyngeal dysphagia and sensory-based feeding dysfunctions.   Jill has pediatric experience within the natural setting (home/daycare) as well as within a clinic setting. She has also worked with adults in skilled nursing facilities and hospitals, providing feeding and swallowing care and speech and language therapy to individuals dealing with strokes, dementia and other difficulties.  She has experience conducting adult bedside evaluations and modified barium swallow studies.  While Jill has worked with a variety of clients, ranging in age from less than 1 year to 101 years, she has a passion for working with children, with special interest in treating clients with language delays. In her personal life, Jill enjoys playing with her three children, husband, and puppy, Lunabelle, who hopes to one day become a therapy dog! Jill is licensed by the state of North Carolina.

 
Elizabeth Soboeiro, speech therapist

Elizabeth Soboeiro, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, MS in Speech and Hearing Science
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, BA in Interdisciplinary Studies
NC License: # 3164
CCC awarded by the American Speech Language Hearing Association
Triple P Accredited

Elizabeth Soboeiro has worked as a speech language pathologist in a variety of private practices, a rehab hospital, nursing homes and public schools in North Carolina and Massachusetts.   She enjoys working with children of all ages as well as adults, but especially toddlers and preschool aged children.  Elizabeth has experience with children with disorders of apraxia, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, hearing impairment and their resulting communication disorders. She uses a combination of phonological and articulation approaches, including the Kaufman approach to impact children's phonemic development.  She has found a naturalistic child centered learning approach to increase chikdren's opportunities for functional communication through environmental adaptation and scaffolding. Elizabeth  was able to team with teachers at a school for dyslexic children,  while providing language and pragmatic therapy.  In addition, she has worked with children and adults with dysphagia and other feeding disorders resulting from motor and cognitive impairments.  

Her professional interests include apraxia and early literacy.  She is a member of ASHA’s Language and Learning Special Interest Group, and has recently completed SIG 1’s continuing education on multilinguistic assessment and spelling.  Also, she has taken advantage of training for programming and use of the Dynavox device as well as feeding strategies,, approaches for visual learning strategies for children with Asperger’s and learning disability.  She has completed training in the Hanen approach to early language learning.  Elizabeth believes that communication is an essential right for people of all ages and abilities.  Working with parents, teachers and other caregivers provides the best way to benefit each individual.  In addition, Elizabeth has enjoyed teaching a class on normal communication at Cape Fear Tech and gathering data for testing and remediation materials.  

 
 

Elsbeth Steuck, MS CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA in Communication Studies and Linguistics
East Carolina University, MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
North Carolina License in Speech Pathology
Member of ASHA (American Speech-Language Hearing Association)
ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology

Elsbeth has experience treating both children and adults.  As for children, she has worked with a variety of disorders including articulation, apraxia, language, fluency, voice, dysphagia, and feeding. Elsbeth has worked with adults in outpatient and acute care with cognitive-linguistic deficits, aphasia, dysphagia, fluency disorders, voice disorders, and dementia.  Examples of diagnoses she has treated are Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Cleft Palate, Alzheimer’s Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, and Stroke.  She has performed Modified Barium Swallow Studies, bedside swallow evaluations, VitalStim® therapy, and Myofascial Release treatment.  Elsbeth has also received continuing education in Beckman Oral-Motor Protocol, PROMPT, It Takes Two To Talk®, ABA, and LSVT LOUD®.  She understands the importance of collaborating with family and other disciplines in order to provide the best continuum of care.  Elsbeth is driven by the courage and motivation seen in the patients and families with which she works.  She resides in Fuquay-Varina with her husband Chad and three dogs.

 
Carolyn Calabrese Speech Therapist

Carolyn Sweeney, MS CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
New York University, BS in Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Minor in Spanish
Boston University, MS in Speech-Language Pathology
DIR/Floortime Trained
Triple P Level 2 Accredited
Bilingual SLP (Spanish/English)

Carolyn has experience working with individuals across the lifespan, from children ages 0-3, school age, adolescents, and adults through ages 75+. She has experience in evaluation and treatment of the following areas: receptive/expressive language delays, speech sound disorders, fluency, social communication, executive functioning, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), adult and pediatric dysphagia (swallowing and feeding disorders), voice and resonance disorders, and motor speech disorders. Carolyn has run a social group for school age children with social/pragmatic delays using the Michelle Garcia Winner 'Social Thinking' curriculum.  She has worked with individuals with a variety of diagnoses, including Autism, Down Syndrome, Developmental Delay, Hearing Impairment, acquired brain injuries (due to stroke or a motor vehicle accident).  Carolyn is fluent in Spanish and provides bilingual services when needed. She has completed continuing education training in assessment and treatment for executive function skills in school age children, as well as the DIR/Floortime approach (for Autism). She is an accredited Level 2 provider of the Triple P program. Carolyn enjoys working with individuals of all ages and involving the families and caregivers in treatment in order to achieve the best results.

 
Amanda Werbil Speech Therapist

Amanda Werbil, M.Ed. CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
North Carolina State University, BA in Psychology North Carolina Central University, M.Ed. in Speech-Language Pathology North Carolina License in Speech Pathology
Member of ASHA (American Speech-Language Hearing Association)
ASHA Certificate in Clinical Competence

Amanda has experience working in a variety of settings, including schools, preschools, private practices, and patient homes. She has experience working with a variety of age groups from pediatrics to adults. Amanda has treated pediatric patients with articulation/phonology disorders, expressive/receptive language delays, fluency disorders, Verbal Apraxia and Dyspraxia, autism, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy. She has experience using a variety of treatment techniques including: Kaufman approach, entry-level sign language, TEACCH methods, picture exchange, and LAMP approach for assistive technology devices. She enjoys working with assistive technology and has experience with low and high tech devices to reach communication goals. She has attended continuing education conferences for the Kaufman approach for Apraxia, DynaVox and PRC devices, LAMP, and attends the FRIENDS (The National Association for Young People Who Stutter) conference annually.  Her experiences with the adult population include aphasia, TBI, stuttering, voice disorders, dysarthria, and use of AAC devices. She is dedicated to providing personalized therapy in order to achieve communication goals. Amanda is licensed by the board of North Carolina and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association.

Main Office: 141 N. Main Street Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526.
Raleigh Location: 1520 Glenwood Ave #201 Raleigh NC 27608

2017