Melissa Shepherd is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist. She graduated from Loyola Marymount University with an undergraduate degree in History. She received a Masters of Science Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Chapman University.
Melissa’s clinical experience has included working with adults affected by traumatic brain injury, stroke, and degenerative diseases, with therapies specializing in, voice, aphasia and apraxia. In addition, Melissa has experience working with children with a variety of speech and language impairments in both elementary school and high school settings. She has worked on articulation, expressive and receptive language, auditory comprehension and auditory processing skills, working memory, pragmatic language skills, and oral motor skills.
Melissa is trained in PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Musculature Phonetic Targets). She attended the Introduction to PROMPT Technique workshop and the Bridging Prompt Technique to Intervention workshop. In addition, Melissa is a Hanen certified speech language pathologist and has completed the It Takes Two to Talk program, empowering parents to become an active participant in their child’s speech and language program.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders