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 of Kid Connections.  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 disorders.  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.



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

Courtney Schwalbe, M.S., CCC-SLP

Courtney is a certified Speech Language Pathologist specializing in the treatment of children with speech and language needs.  Courtney has been practicing since 2015 in a variety of school-based and private practice settings.  She has gained valuable experience in parent education and coaching.  Courtney is PROMPT trained and enjoys using multiple intervention techniques to assist clients with their specific needs.  Courtney believes in targeting whole communication and ensuring that children excel in functional communication and intelligibility.

 

Courtney grew up in New England, but currently lives in Baltimore with her fiancé.  In her free time, Courtney enjoys running long distance and training for road races.

 



Amy Yost, M.S., CCC-SLP

Amy is a certified Speech Language Pathologist specializing in the treatment of pediatric speech/language delays, working with a team, and supporting families.  Amy has been practicing since 1996 in a variety of school-based and private practice settings.  She especially enjoys early intervention, as well as the middle school population.  She enjoys treating severe articulation, language, and fluency.

 

Amy lives in Gambrills with her husband and two daughters. 



Erica Eckel, M.S., CF-SLP

Erica is a certified Speech Language Pathologist who specializes in the birth to 5 year old population, but also loves working with school-aged children through high school.  She has significant experience working with a variety of children with complex needs.  Erica takes a whole child approach and is very mindful of the social-emotional, sensory-motor, and cognitive-linguistic factors that affect a child's day to day communication.

 

Erica lives in Baltimore.  She enjoys spending time outdoors and experiencing all that the city has to offer.