Melanie Schwartz is a licensed and ASHA (American-Speech-Language and Hearing Association) certified speech language pathologist (CCC-SLP). She grew up in Dresher, Pennsylvania and received her Bachelor’s degree at Penn State University in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Melanie obtained her Master’s Degree at Rush University in Chicago, Illinois and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2022 after completing an externship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Since graduating, Melanie works in Early Intervention in a complex needs preschool classroom at the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit (MCIU) and with school-aged children at a charter school in West Philadelphia servicing students with speech, language, and articulation impairments. At the MCIU, Melanie works with children ages 3-5 with multiple disabilities, including rare genetic disorders, Cerebral Palsy, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Melanie has a passion for providing therapy using augmentative and alternative (AAC) technology with her students. In addition, Melanie has completed training in Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) for children with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). Melanie strives to help children find their voice using all forms of total communication. In her free time, Melanie enjoys practicing yoga, spending time at the beach with her family and friends, and cooking with fresh vegetables and herbs from her garden.