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Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology at MUSC Children's Health is a part of the Evelyn Trammell Institute for Voice and Swallowing. The Institute specializes in therapeutic diagnosis intervention for speech, language, voice, resonance, feeding, and swallowing deficits.

To provide the optimal care for children with complex medical conditions, the speech-language pathology team consults frequently with pediatric specialists in otolaryngology (ENT), pulmonology, developmental pediatrics, neurology, gastroenterology, occupational therapy and physical therapy.

Services We Offer

  • Assistive technology communication evaluation
  • Evaluation/treatment of speech, language and communication disorders
  • Evaluation/treatment of feeding and swallowing disorders
  • Flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing
  • Modified barium swallow study (MBSS)
  • Nasal endoscopic evaluation
  • Velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) evaluation

Speech-Language Conditions We Treat

  • Apraxia of speech (developmental and acquired)
  • Articulation/phonological disorders
  • Auditory processing disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Cardiac disorders
  • Cleft lip/palate
  • Cognitive-communication impairment
  • Congenital and genetic conditions (Down syndrome, spina bifida)
  • Developmental delay
  • Feeding and swallowing disorders, including feeding tube dependent
  • Fluency disorders (stuttering)
  • Hearing impairment, including patients with hearing aids and cochlear implants
  • Neurological disorders linked to traumatic brain injury (TBI), cerebral palsy, stroke, seizures and spinal cord injury
  • Pragmatic/social language disorder
  • Premature birth
  • Specific language impairment
  • Tracheostomy/ventilator dependency
  • Velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI)
  • Voice disorders

    Locations

    Therapy Center (Pediatric)

    4480 Leeds Place West
    North Charleston, SC 29405

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    East Cooper Medical Pavilion

    1600 Midtown Avenue
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

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    Our Speech-Language Pathologists

    Diane Andrews, M.S., CCC-SLP Clinical Manager, Evelyn Trammell Institute for Voice and Swallowing
    Degree: MS, Speech-Language Pathology
    University: Loyola University Maryland
    Clinical Fellowship: Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program
    Clinical Certification/Licensure: Speech-Language Pathology

    Clinical Interests:

    • Evaluation and management of pediatric articulation and language disorders
    • Evaluation and management of pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders
    • Specific population: Down syndrome

    Lauren Berg, MS, CCC-SLP
    Degree: MS, Speech-Language Pathology
    University: Florida State University
    Clinical Fellowship: Berkeley County School District
    Clinical Certification/Licensure: Speech-Language Pathology

    Clinical Interests:

    • Evaluation and management of pediatric language and cognitive-communication disorders
    • Evaluation and management of pediatric articulation and phonological disorders
    • Augmentative and alternative communication
    • Specific populations include autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, specific language impairment, and language delay

    Lynsey Hatch, MS, CCC-SLP
    Degree: MS, Speech-Language Pathology
    University: University of Memphis
    Clinical Fellowship: UAB Civitan Sparks Clinic
    Clinical Certification/Licensure: Speech-Language Pathology

    Clinical Interests:

    • Evaluation and management of pediatric language and cognitive-communication disorders
    • Evaluation and management of pediatric articulation and phonological disorders
    • Evaluation and management of pediatric fluency disorders
    • Evaluation and management of childhood apraxia of speech
    • Evaluation and management of reading/literacy disorders
    • Augmentative and alternative communication
    • Specific populations include autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and genetic disorders, central auditory processing disorders, language-based reading impairments, and developmental delays

    Heather McGhee, MS, CCC-SLP
    Degree: MS, Speech-Language Pathology
    University: Florida State University
    Clinical Fellowship: Charleston County School District
    Clinical Certification/Licensure: Speech-Language Pathology

    Clinical Interests:

    • Evaluation and management of pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders
    • Evaluation and management of pediatric communication and language disorders
    • Augmentative and alternative communication
    • Evaluation and management of tracheostomy and ventilator dependence
    • Specific populations include craniofacial anomalies, preterm infants, pediatric airway disorders, and pediatric cardiac defects

    Keeley McKelvey, MS, CCC-SLP
    Degree: MS, Speech-Language Pathology
    University: Vanderbilt University
    Clinical Fellowship: Spartanburg County School District 4
    Clinical Certification/Licensure: Speech-Language Pathology

    Clinical Interests:

    • Evaluation and management of pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders
    • Evaluation and management of pediatric language disorders
    • Specific populations include hearing impaired, craniofacial anomalies, feeding tube dependent, tracheostomy and ventilator dependent

    Melissa Montiel, MS, CCC-SLP
    Degree: MS, Speech-Language Pathology
    University: Medical University of South Carolina
    Clinical Fellowship: Private Practice Greenville/Medical University of South Carolina
    Clinical Certification/Licensure: Speech-Language Pathology

    Clinical Interests:

    • Evaluation and management of pediatric and adult fluency disorders
    • Evaluation and management of pediatric articulation disorders
    • Evaluation and management of pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders
    • Evaluation and management of craniofacial anomalies
    • Specific populations include craniofacial anomalies, velopharyngeal insufficiency, and feeding tube dependent

    Nevitte Morris, MS, CCC-SLP
    Degree: MS, Speech-Language Pathology
    University: University of South Carolina
    Clinical Certification/Licensure: Speech-Language Pathology; Auditory-Verbal Therapist

    Clinical Interests:

    • Evaluation and management of pediatric articulation and language disorders
    • Specific populations include hearing impaired and cochlear implant candidates and recipients