Leslie Lively, MCD, CCC-SLP


Leslie is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist who spent her undergraduate years at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Ragin’ Cajuns!). She attended LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans where she received her Masters of Communication Disorders and then completed her clinical fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Civitan-Sparks Clinics. She has since worked in a variety of settings with both adults and children including skilled nursing, private practice, and home-based early intervention. In recent years, her focus has been on early developing and school-aged language using a functional and fun approach. With younger children, Leslie empowers parents to create and elicit meaningful language in a variety of settings through education and demonstration. With older children, Leslie addresses reading and auditory comprehension using Linda-Mood Bell’s Visualizing and Verbalizing program and aids in writing skills using the program Step Up to Writing. Throughout her career, she has worked with populations presenting with diverse needs including: articulation/phonology disorders, autism, aphasia, childhood apraxia of speech, cognitive-linguistic dysfunction, dementia, Down Syndrome, dyslexia, dysphagia, executive functioning needs, fluency disorders, hearing impairments, oral-motor dysfunction, Parkinson’s Disease, and traumatic brain injury. Leslie holds a North Carolina license in Speech-Language Pathology as well as a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. Leslie has recently relocated to Holly Springs with her husband Bo and puppy Charlie. During her free time, she enjoys painting, drawing, cooking Cajun food, and exploring the Raleigh area.