Michelle Smith M.S., CCC-SLP - Spectra Therapies + Evaluations
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Michelle Smith M.S., CCC-SLP

OVERVIEW

With over 20 years of experience working with people of all ages in hospital, school, home health, and private clinic settings, Michelle has extensive experience in prevention, assessment, and treatment of children, teenagers, and adults with articulation, language, fluency, cognitive, and swallowing disorders.  Skilled at working with anxiety, stress, and perspective taking.  She has specialized in middle and high school social skills development and training, including instruction for parents, teachers, and district therapists.  Michelle is passionate about taking a holistic approach to therapy, truly understanding where families and clients are coming from, allowing a deeper connection and bridge to overall healing.

 

EDUCATION

May 1995                    MASTER OF SCIENCE IN COMMUNICATION DISORDERS

The University of Texas at Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders

 

May 1993                   BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY

The University of Texas at Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders

CERTIFICATION             Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

 

STATE LICENSES           Texas, Missouri, Arkansas

 

EXPERIENCE

Private Clinic                        Mountain Home, Arkansas

Strong connection with families, training on increasing communication skills, especially with early Autism, Sensory Processing, fluency, and CAS (Childhood Apraxia of Speech).

 

Schools

McKinney Independent School District

Long-term sub, K-12, district wide.  Specialized in middle and high school social skills development and training, including job preparedness, making friends, dealing with teasing/bullying, getting along with peers, and classwork focus.  Phonological processes and Childhood Apraxia of Speech at elementary level.  Worked with Downs Syndrome, ASD, and students with other, multiple health impairments at elementary and high school level.

 

Frisco Independent School District

Long-term sub, Pre-K-12, district wide.  Specialized in social therapy, parent, therapist, and teacher training.  Traveled to different campuses to train SLPs on social skills therapy.  Worked closely with teachers in self-contained classrooms at middle and high school level to educate on sensory processing awareness, cognitive processing time, and goal setting.

 

Allen Independent School District

District wide coverage, multiple campuses.  Created social skills group at Allen High School.  Collaborated with teachers to increase social skills in the classroom and community for students with ASD

 

Hospitals

Baxter County Regional Hospital, Mountain Home, Arkansas

Memory, cognitive, swallowing therapy & education with Rehab patients

 

Medical City McKinney

Worked on Acute, Rehab, and Outpatient Center conducting adult therapy and evaluations for cognitive, communication, memory, and swallowing disorders

 

Columbia Hospital at Medical City Dallas

Completed Clinical Fellowship year after Masters degree.  Cognitive, communication, memory, and swallowing therapy on Acute, Rehab, and Outpatients.  Participated in Rhizotomy Clinic; rehab after surgery for Cerebral Palsy patients.  Supervised student intern, led Dysphagia Group therapy, and conducted hearing screens on infants in the NICU and Newborn Nursery

 

Skilled Nursing                  Richardson, TX

Swallowing, cognitive, and communication therapy.  Developed and implemented Rehab Dining program for geriatric patients at skilled nursing facility.

 

Home Health                    Collin and Dallas County, TX

Adult population, connected with families to provide increased functional self-care skills. Olsten Home Health, HealthSouth, Therapeutic Innovations.

 

 

Contact us today at 972-985-1100 or click button for online intake