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We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.

KristY Davies

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Kristy is a certified and licensed Speech Language Pathologist with over 10 years of experience in schools, early intervention, and assisting clients privately. She obtained a Master’s degree in Speech Language Hearing Science from LaSalle University and her doctorate in Speech Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University.  She is a Masters level Signing Time instructor and has adjunct taught American Sign Language classes at Rowan College of Burlington County. 

Kristy has a strong enthusiasm for sharing her knowledge with others and has presented at venues such as the Pennsylvania Speech-Language and Hearing Convention, Pittsburgh AAC Language Seminar Series 2015 & 2017, ATIA 2016 and Closing the Gap 2017. She continues to this day to present at various local and national conferences/conventions and workshops.

Kristy is also Hanen certified and a LAMP professional and continues to seek out various professional development opportunities gaining a large knowledge base in Deafness, Cortical Vision Impairment, autism, and alternative access using AAC. 

In her spare time, she loves bike rides with her family of five, finding new adventures and doing yoga.

Email: kristy@speechlanguageassociates.com

RAchel Petrin

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Rachel earned her Bachelor’s degree in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology from Bloomsburg University and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  After graduation, Rachel volunteered in Haiti where she worked with children with developmental disabilities and adults with traumatic brain injuries and strokes in an outpatient setting. She has her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and currently holds a speech-language pathology license in New Jersey. Before joining Speech Language Associates, Rachel worked in public and private education for 3 years, specializing in children with complex communication needs. She has experience working with children and adults who have various diagnoses, including but not limited to: Autism, hearing loss, learning impairments, cognitive impairments, and neurological impairments. She eagerly keeps abreast of the latest advances in AAC and has attended numerous seminars in the areas of Augmentative and Alternative Communication and hearing loss.  Additionally, she has presented on AAC parent training support for families to help implement communication devices in their homes locally and nationally at conferences such as Closing the Gap.  Rachel’s education and experiences help her to deliver the most positive outcomes possible for her clients.  

Outside of work, Rachel volunteers with Small Steps in Speech as a committee member.  You will also find Rachel, her husband, and their baby girl going on walks with their Alaskan Malamute, biking, kayaking, exploring, and working out together at CrossFit.  

Email: rachel@speechlanguageassociates.com

Nicole Amisano

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Nicole earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Special Education, as well as her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Seton Hall University. She is an ASHA (American Speech-Language Hearing Association) certified and New Jersey licensed speech language pathologist who specializes in Augmentative Alternative Communication. Nicole has a passion for working with children and loves being able to give those in need a voice through AAC.  Nicole enjoys working with children and adolescence targeting their needs in articulation, expressive language, receptive language, and overall communication skills. Nicole has been trained in Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) approach and Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). She is well versed in the use of various augmentative and alternative communication devices (e.g. Saltillo NovaChat, Prentke Romich Company Accent, PRC PriO, and iPad based applications such as Proloquo2Go, GoTalkNow, LAMP Words for Life, Speak For Yourself, TouchChat WordPower.

Email: nicolea@speechlanguageassociates.com

Brie

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Nicole

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