New Bilingual Therapist
Ellie received her undergraduate and graduate degree from Saint Louis University. After completing her clinical fellowship in Houston, Texas, Ellie returned to St. Louis and continued speech therapy practice in various public, charter, and private schools within St. Louis City. Experienced in bilingual speech pathology, Ellie comes to the Walker Scottish Rite Clinic excited to oversee the KidTalk Spanish program and supervise graduate students. She enjoys working with young children and their families, and implements a family-centered, play-based approach to teaching speech and language skills.
Sr. Margaret Retires
Sr. Margaret joined the Clinic’s therapy team in 2003 and created a bilingual speech-language program after witnessing firsthand the gaping need for early intervention services for preschool age Spanish speaking children in St. Louis. Margaret’s story is built on compassion, advocacy, and service. Her legacy will be the lives she touched, the many children (and families) she impacted, and the speech-language pathologist graduate students she has mentored in their craft. In Margaret’s honor, a scholarship has been dedicated in her name, The Sr. Margaret Guzzardo Scholarship in Speech-Language Pathology.
New Outreach Location Opens in Arnold
The Crystal City Outreach clinic has moved to the Jefferson County Health Department in Arnold, MO. For more information or to schedule a child’s screening at this new site, please call the main Clinic number at 314.529.9200.
Amanda and Madison
“When my daughter was not talking like I knew she should be, I knew just where to go.” Amanda is a graduate of both the Walker Scottish Rite Clinic (’93) and Maryville University (’10). Her daughter Madison has completed KidTalk Language Group and is receiving individual therapy. Amanda is the Parent Ambassador for the KidTalk Celebration event on November 7.
When Sammy started at the Clinic in the summer of 2013, she had so much she wanted to share with others, but something was missing… her voice. At three and a half years old Sammy was only using about 50 words. This usually happy little girl began having tantrums out of frustration for not being understood. Through Sammy’s hard work and family involvement she went from producing simple words to saying short phrases in just a few short months. Sammy is continuing to increase her sentence length and we are seeing the happy and outgoing little girl all the time. Sammy has worked hard to find her voice!