Samara Shalom M.S. CCC-SLP has been a speech language pathologist for over eight years. The mother of three children of her own, Samara began servicing children in her private practice in 2013.
Samara is a graduate of the University of Illinois and the University of Arkansas Department of Medical Sciences. She is a member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and is licensed to provide speech and language services in the state of Maryland by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Samara’s interest in speech and language disorders began as a little girl, watching her Speech-Language Pathologist Mom. Later in life, Samara’s passion for helping others helped launch her career as a successful Speech-Language Pathologist. Samara has experience treating clients from a variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. She has effectively treated children and young adults with a wide variety of challenges, including:
- Hodson’s Approach to Phonological Processes (unintelligibility)
- Language delays and disorders
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Down syndrome
- Talk Tools Provider
- Cerebral Palsy
- Literacy (Reading, Writing, and Spelling difficulties)
- Accent modification
- Feeding/Oral Motor therapy
- Certified Fast ForWord Provider
Mrs. Sami believes that everyone who needs speech treatment should be able to get it, no matter what his or her socio-economic background. That’s why Samara is her client’s greatest advocate. Whether working with teachers to incorporate assistive technology in the classroom, or fighting insurance companies to get her clients the services they need, Samara leaves no stone unturned when it comes to advocating for her clients.
Samara sees each client as a world unto him or herself, and believes that her role reaches far beyond the confines of each treatment session. That’s why Samara devotes time to coaching parents, networking with other professionals, and providing in-service training to teachers.
“I received speech services as a child, because of middle-ear fluid. I remember it as a happy place to be, and I try to re-create that for my clients.”
-Samara Shalom, M.S. CCC-SLP
Emily Hoskins (Ms. Emily) is a certified Speech Language Pathologist. She received her undergraduate and graduate degree from Marywood University. Since graduating, she has worked in a variety of settings including a skilled nursing facility, private practice setting and school setting.
Ms. Emily loves working with children and creating a learning environment based around their interests and needs. She believes that collaboration with families and others working with the children promote carryover and overall improvement of a child’s communication skills.
Ms. Emily has been working with SpeechLeap since October, 2018 and has enjoyed treating and evaluating children in their most natural environment, whether it be there home, school or clinic setting. Special training includes PROMPT.