Who We Are

Shanna Klump, M.S., CCC-SLP specializes in Hanen, PROMPT, Apraxia, Down Syndrome, and Autism.

Shanna Klump, M.S., CCC-SLP

Shanna is the founder and CEO of Kid Connections Therapy.  She is a certified Speech Language Pathologist specializing in assessment and treatment with the pediatric population.

 

Shanna has been practicing since 2007 in both the public school and private practice settings and has a strong background in the treatment of children with a variety of speech and language disorders, including childhood apraxia of speech, articulation and phonological delays, language delays, and language disorders.  She has worked with children diagnosed with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Shanna is certified to provide the Hanen It Takes Two to Talk program for parents.  She is also Bridging trained in PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets).

 

Shanna lives in Annapolis with her husband.  In her free time, she enjoys trying new restaurants, cooking, and exploring the outdoors by hiking, paddle boarding, or boating.





Sarah Haker, M.S., CCC-SLP

Sarah is our Clinical Co-Director.  She is a certified Speech Language Pathologist specializing in the treatment of children with speech and language needs.  Sarah has been practicing since 2014 in private practice and subacute rehabilitation settings.  She has gained valuable experience specific to oral motor, feeding, and play development.  She has received training in treating orofacial myofunctional disorders, meaning that she is knowledgeable regarding techniques to promote optimal oral coordination and control needed for adequate feeding and speech skills.  She also believes in utilizing play based interventions to develop speech and language skills.

 

Sarah grew up in Towson, Maryland and currently lives in Baltimore.  She enjoys spending time outside, traveling, and exploring local restaurants.

 



Jessica Krishnamoorthy, M.S., CCC-SLP

Jessica is our Clinical Co-Director.  She a certified Speech Language Pathologist with experience working with children of all ages, and specializing in the treatment of early childhood speech and language disorders.  She has been practicing since 2007 in various settings, including public schools, the Infants and Toddlers Program of Prince George's County, and private practice.  Jessica enjoys taking an individualized "whole child" approach, using a child's strengths in other developmental areas to support growth in communication skills, and incorporating a child's family into treatment.  She has treated children with a variety of diagnosed conditions, such as Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

 

Jessica lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and son. She enjoys knitting, traveling the world, and spending time with friends and family.

 




Amira Crockett, M.A., CCC-SLP

Amira is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist specializing in the treatment of children with a variety of speech and language needs. Amira has been practicing since 2015 and obtained most of her experience in the Montgomery County Public School system where she gained valuable experience working with children with severe to profound developmental and language delays. Amira has significant experience treating children who are minimally verbal and nonverbal using a multi-modal communication approach. She has also worked with children using a variety of different low and high-tech Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) systems, teaching core vocabulary. In addition to her strong background in AAC, Amira has treated many children with articulation and phonological disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Stuttering.

 

Amira lives in Annapolis with her husband. She enjoys going to the beach, exercising, trying new restaurants, and singing karaoke.



Gabrielle Giangrasso, M.A., CF-SLP

Gabrielle is a recent graduate of Temple University’s SLP master’s program and a speech language pathology clinical fellow. She has experience providing services in the acute care, school, and private practice settings.  Gabrielle has experience working with clients with articulation, motor speech, language (including AAC), and fluency disorders. She values the strong parent-clinician collaboration made possible in private practice.

 

Gabrielle grew up in Philadelphia and currently lives in Baltimore.  She enjoys running, hiking, cooking, and listening to podcasts.



Erin Dix, M.S., CCC-SLP

Erin is a certified Speech Language Pathologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of children with speech and language needs. Erin has been practicing since 2019 in school-based settings. She has experience working with children of all ages. She especially enjoys working with children on fluency, social skills, and speech sounds. 


Erin lives in Arnold with her fiancé and two cats. She enjoys traveling, shopping, and cooking.

 



Micailah Ryan, MPH

Micailah is our Health Administrative Specialist.  She has 5 years of administrative experience, particularly in international development and health.  She has experience in project and office management through implementing Maternal Child Health and Nutrition Projects targeting mothers and children under 5 years in the Philippines and Myanmar.  She has earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Environmental Science, and has a Masters in Public Health.  In South Africa, she worked at a rural school teaching mathematics and English, and more recently, has worked as an online English teacher.  The combination of her experience in both health and education has given her the desire to pursue a career in Speech-Language Pathology.

 

Micailah grew up in South Africa but is now living with her American husband (whom she met in South Africa) in Annapolis.  In her free time, Micailah loves to be active by running, hiking, playing squash and field hockey, or kayaking.  She also loves learning about different cultures, particularly through cuisine.

 



Rhianna Allen

Rhianna is our Medical Office Manager.  She joins us after taking a hiatus to concentrate on family and volunteer work.  Her work experience is varied and includes doing background checks for the medical community and property management.  Her favorite volunteer position so far was with an organization that raises funds for scholarships for military dependents.  All of Rhianna's work experience has helped her build exemplary customer service skills. 

 

Rhianna is originally from New Mexico, but has lived in many places across the U.S. from Hawaii to the DMV.  She enjoys reading, museums, and exploring all of the hidden gems that this area has to offer.

 



Leah Rose, M.S., CCC-SLP

Leah is a certified Speech Language Pathologist who enjoys supporting individuals with diverse needs by enhancing the development of their speech and language skills.

Leah has worked primarily in private practice settings throughout her career. She has experience working with individuals throughout the lifespan. Her areas of interest include early intervention, orofacial myofunctional therapy and literacy intervention. She is committed to creating engaging and developmentally appropriate learning experiences that utilize each client’s unique strengths in order to promote the acquisition and generation of new skills across various environments. 

 

Leah lives in Baltimore with her husband. She enjoys reading, cooking, swimming, and doing yoga.  



Isabelle Filiciello, M.S. CCC-SLP

Isabelle is a certified Speech Language Pathologist specializing in the treatment of children with speech and language needs.

 

Isabelle has been practicing since 2017 in both the New Jersey public school system and private practice setting. She has gained valuable training in the areas of expressive/receptive language disorders, feeding, articulation and phonological disorders, orofacial myofunctional disorders, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Isabelle is PROMPT level 2 (Bridging) trained, has received certification in Augmentative and Alternative Communication through Stockton University, SOS (sequential oral sensory) feeding approach trained, and on track to qualification in orofacial myofunctional therapy. She believes in a collaborative whole-child approach to create an engaging language-based environment that helps her friends find their voice.

 

Isabelle grew up in New Jersey and recently moved to Odenton with her husband and dog. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, listening to music and dancing, reading and cuddling with her pup.  



Leah Sloman, MEdia and Communications Marketing Manager

Leah is a passionate about people and expressing herself through content creation and creativity. She values connection and communication and finds great value in utilizing technology a mode to connect people and unify communities with similar interests through digital communications.

In her free time, you will find her running up a mountain, doing yoga, ocean paddling or spending quality time with the special people in her life. There is always time for a coffee with a friend or family member. 



Ej Felipe,  virtual assistant

EJ has 10 years of experience in the healthcare insurance industry. He assists clients with preauthorizations, member benefits and claims.

He loves playing basketball, going to the gym, and spending most of his time with his son.



Ryleigh Sutton, Medical Receptionist

Ryleigh is a junior at Towson University. She is a French and pre-Speech and Language Pathology major.  Ryleigh's strengths are in building a sense of support and community.  She enjoys helping others through empathetic listening and her strong problem-solving skills.

 

When Ryleigh is not working at Kid Connections Therapy, he likes to go to coffee shops & do crafts.