Melissa White, MA, CCC-SLP
Melissa is a speech-language pathologist who provides speech/language evaluations and therapy, and assists with social skills groups. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Oklahoma and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Iowa. Melissa has experience working with diverse clients in the home, clinic, and school setting, and currently works as a school-based speech-language pathologist in a local school district. She enjoys collaborating with all members of a child’s team to support academic and communication goals.
Melissa tailors evaluations and therapy services to each individual client. She conducts comprehensive, individualized evaluations to identify a child’s strengths and needs and develop a treatment plan. She works with children of all ages to support speech and language skills, including in the areas of: speech-sound production, language (vocabulary, sentence structures, grammar, social language skills), literacy, and fluency.
As a speech-language pathologist, Melissa recognizes the relationship between literacy and language skills. She integrates literacy concepts in speech/language therapy to help children develop the skills they need to understand what they hear and read. Melissa is also trained in Orton-Gillingham methods for reading instruction.
Melissa is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and the Arizona branch of the International Dyslexia Association.