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.
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 husband. In her free time, Courtney enjoys running long distance and training for road races.
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. Amy enjoys walking her dog, reading, experiencing the outdoors, and spending time with her family at the Eastern Shore.
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 and is PROMPT trained. 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.
Sarah 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 is 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.