Megan is a speech and language pathologist (SLP) certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensed to practice in the state of North Carolina. In 2018, she earned a Bachelor’s in Communication Science and Disorders with a minor in Child Development at Florida State University (FSU). In 2020, she received a Master’s in Communication Disorders at North Carolina Central University (NCCU). Megan moved to North Carolina from Florida to attend graduate school. Following graduate school, she worked in Cary, NC as a pediatric SLP in a sensory integration (SI) clinic.
Megan has experience working with individuals of all ages and with the following diagnoses: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Down Syndrome, receptive and/or expressive language disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, articulation disorders, phonological disorders, fluency disorders, cognitive disorders, feeding/swallowing disorders, and social-pragmatic communication disorders. Megan has had many experiences working and co-treating with OTs, as well as conducting therapy sessions in Sensory Integration (SI) tx gyms. This has provided her with a whole new perspective and she has learned A LOT about child-led therapy in this setting!
In addition, Megan has a passion for animals. She did a research paper in graduate school on the benefits of Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) and is planning to take some classes and learn more about this area in the near future. She got a puppy in Dec., Goose (a mini long haired dachshund- pictured above), and given parent permission, has brought him into some of her speech therapy sessions. She has seen AMAZING results (increase in participation and language…etc.)
Megan currently resides in downtown Raleigh with her two cats (Donald and Daisy) and dog (Goose.) She has plans to move to Durham in the near future with her partner! She enjoys spending her free time with her pets, family/friends, thrift shopping, traveling, going to concerts/shows, and cooking (and eating!). Megan is very excited to grow as a clinician at Benefit Therapy Services and learn how to best serve her new community.