Michelle E. Garcia, MS CCC-SLP, BCS-CL is a New Mexico licensed, bilingual (English/ASL), speech-language pathologist with over eight years of specialty clinical experience. She holds a current Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and Board Certification in Child Language and Language Disorders (BCS-CL). She is a member of the New Mexico Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NMSHA) and holds a Level III license from the Public Education Department (PED) as well as telepractice certification from the American Telepractice Association (ATA).
Michelle has worked extensively with both pediatric and special needs adult populations. She is experienced in the assessment and treatment of a variety of communication disorders and cognitive disabilities. These include working with individuals with hearing loss, challenging behaviors, and special needs children and adults. Michelle has a passion for helping individuals achieve clearer communication and independence in their lives. Michelle received her BA in Psychology and MS in Communication Disorders with an emphasis in pediatrics from Arizona State University. She loves spending time in the great outdoors with her husband and son.
Areas of focus:
·Language development including vocabulary, grammar, appropriate social communication, and cognition
·Listening and spoken language (LSL) skills including aural re/habilitation
·American Sign Language (ASL) development
·Special needs including Down syndrome, Autism spectrum disorders, and individuals who rely on alternative forms of communication (communication devices, ASL, etc.)
·Positive behavior management