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Meet Lynn

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Lynn Smallwood, M.A., CCC-SLP

Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist

I am a caring Christian, mom, wife, and speech therapist. As a parent, I know what it’s like to want the absolute best for your child. And as a speech therapist, I have spent a decade learning, practicing, and refining my knowledge to deliver the best for them.

I started Speak Life Speech Therapy to improve access to quality and individualized speech therapy services. I take the time to get to know each child I work with, understand their interests and challenges, and build a therapeutic relationship.

I always follow the child’s lead and incorporate their interests into my sessions because I know that children learn best when they are engaged and motivated. I also love to talk with parents about life outside of speech therapy and learn about each child’s academic, extracurricular, and social experiences. 

 

I have been practicing for over 10 years, serving children in early intervention, the local schools, and private practice. I earned my master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Cincinnati and have since received specialized training in motor speech approaches such as DTTC and ReST; structured literacy programs such as Lively Letters, Smarter Intervention, and Reading Simplified; and myofunctional therapy, in my journey to becoming an IAOM Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM). 

 

In my spare time, I love to read, travel, get involved at church, attend professional trainings, and enjoy moments with family and friends. I look forward to getting to know you and your child! 

Advanced Trainings

Professional Certifications & Awards: 

  • Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC)

  • Rapid Syllable Transition Treatment (ReST)

  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) 

  • The Pittsburgh AAC Language Seminar Series (PALSS) 

  • Proloquo2go for AAC

  • Structured Literacy and Dyslexia Approaches

  • Lively Letters Multi-Sensory Reading Program

  • Reading Simplified System

  • Ascend Smarter Intervention

  • Response to Intervention (RTI) 

  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI)

  • Mental Health

  • PAX Behavior

  • IMSE Orton Gillingham

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP)

  • Dyslexia Awareness Certificate

  • Sensory Enrichment Therapy Certificate

  • ASHA ACE Continuing Education Award