About Me

Hello and welcome to Simply Speech! I feel like I have gotten to know so many of you through blogging so I figured I would give you all a little peek into my life!
This is me :) 
I was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida.... and I am still here today! I knew I wanted to be a speech language pathologist since high school. A good friend of the family had a son who was diagnosed with Apraxia. I went to his therapy sessions and fell in love. At that moment being an SLP trumped wanting to be a teacher. The rest is history! I went to undergrad at The University of Central Florida (where I was an ADPi <>) and completed graduate school at The University of South Florida. 
My husband, Kevin, is also from St. Petersburg and hosts the night show for a local radio station.  We got married in 2010 and had our beautiful little Kenzie in 2012.
Currently, I work as a private therapist for TheraChoice in St. Petersburg, FL. I love my job and could not imagine doing anything else. Blogging has become a HUGE part of my life. I started blogging in August of 2011. I had just found Pinterest and so many great therapy ideas were linked back to teaching blogs. I was inspired to start a speech blog to share ideas with other therapists. I hope you enjoy Simply Speech and can find some great therapy ideas and inspiration... after all, that is why it's here!


  1. I am so glad I found your blog via Pinterest! And Go Bulls!!! (I went to USF for undergrad...class of 2010 :) )

  2. Hi. I have followed your Simply Speech posts on Facebook for some time. I really enjoy your updates and ideas for therapy. Although I am retired SLP, I loved working with children in public schools (30+ years). I miss therapy and hope to start a private practice for articulation disorders in my hometown with children who need extra practice or may not receive any services. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions or articles/publications you may have run across that would be helpful. Thanks and keep up those wonderful blogs! Mary Ann Thomas, MA, CCC-SP