Why do families choose Speech Therapy Zone?
When parents contact me for our initial discovery call, they have expressed concerns about their child's communication. During our conversations, parents are comfortable discussing their child's unique needs. Once we get started with therapy, parent education is emphasized during or following each session to discuss progress and strategies for ongoing practice between sessions. I also provide ongoing coaching sessions for families wishing to continue the parent coaching experience once their child "graduates" therapy. I partner with families who are eager to engage with me to help their child's communication skills grow!
Roshonda Nicole Epps MS, CCC-SLP
Roshonda is the founder and speech-language pathologist at Speech Therapy Zone based in Charlotte, NC. She has over 10 years of experience partnering with children and their families. Roshonda has clinical experience in a variety of settings including the hospitals and public schools before starting her private practice in 2016. Roshonda specializes in early-intervention, providing routines-based intervention strategies and coaching to parents and caregivers. Roshonda has a passion for meeting families where they are along their journey and empowering them with the tools and resources to address communication barriers that impact development. She provides solutions that are seamlessly woven into the child's natural environment. As a life long learner, Roshonda is dedicated to a growth mindset and continuing education. Roshonda has a passion for early speech and language development. She also has a special interest in connecting with children who stutter and addresses the whole child, including the socio-emotional concerns that frequently co-occur with stuttering. Roshonda's holistic, individualized approach is paramount to helping children and families thrive to reach their highest communication potential. Roshonda is a heart-centered therapist here to guide and support you and your child so they can reach their full potential. She is proud to partner with you to help your child LEARN, GROW AND THRIVE!
QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Masters of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Rockhurst University
American Speech Language Hearing Association- Certificate of Clinical Competence
North Carolina Board of Speech Language Pathology
Georgia Board of Examiners in Speech Language Pathology
ASHA S.T.E.P mentor program and reviewer for the ASHA Minority Student Leadership Program (MSLP) in 2018
In 2019, served as recruitment team presenter for the NBASLH Cares Initiative.
Trained in It Takes Two to Talk® — The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delays
Talk Tools: Feeding Therapy-A Sensory Motor Approach
The Pittsburgh AAC Language Seminar Series (PALSS); Minspeak/AAC Training Teaching Tuning In: Practical Strategies to Promote Theory of Mind for verbal children on the Autism Spectrum
Mindfulness Practices for Speech-Language Therapy; Advanced Activities Based Mindfulness for Kids
Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
Yoga for speech and language