Speak Well Solutions was created by Yvette McCoy, MS CCC-SLP, BCS-S in 2005 to fill a need for adult and pediatric speech therapy services in St Mary’s county. In 2005 Speak Well Solutions was the only private practice speech therapy service available to adults. We desired to serve children and families who would benefit from speech therapy to succeed at their highest potential in school. Our mission is to provide quality client-focused care. This means we encourage parents (or family members) to attend and participate in therapy sessions. We know that our clients will have greater success if therapy continues at home. We believe parents should be a participant in their child’s care. Our speech therapists have a limited number of clients on their caseload. This gives them time to provide the personalized care your family deserves. To personalize speech therapy services, we only place clients in groups if it is specific to their goals. For example, a client working on social skills may be placed in a group for some of their speech therapy. Otherwise, we offer all individual sessions to optimize our client’s time in therapy. We are proud to serve the many military families in our community by accepting Tricare insurance. Your family will easily relate to several of our therapists who are members of military families themselves. Contact us today to find out how we can serve your family.
Yvette McCoy is the owner of Speak Well Solutions. She specializes in adult communication disorders and swallowing disorders. She has extensive training in assessment of swallowing disorders and holds the designation of Board Certified Swallowing Specialist (BCS-S) The American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders describes A speech-language pathologist who is a Board Certified Specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders as an individual who “Maintains exceptional, high-level skills and clinical experience in the evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders. A BCS-S speech-language pathologist has chosen to specialize in this area.,that is, they devote a significant amount of their clinical practice and continuing education to diagnosing and treating this complex disorder. Because of this dedication and training, a BCS-S speech-language pathologist has learned the latest, state-of-the art clinical approaches and can most effectively and efficiently evaluate and treat individuals with swallowing disorders. A BCS-S specialist has studied extensively and remains current on research in the field of swallowing and swallowing disorders. The BCS-S specialist provides appropriate, evidence-based treatment techniques to address the swallowing problem(s) of each individual, based upon the comprehensive swallowing assessment” For more information regarding swallowing disorders please visit http://www.swallowingdisorders.org/ She has training in the area of FEES (Fiberoptic Endoscopic Examination of Swallowing) and MBSImP (Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile). She also has training in accent reduction and is certified by the Institute of Language and Phonology. She also provides treatment for motor speech disorders and child language disorders. She is a former military wife and mother of three. She has received six ACE awards (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association for outstanding continuing education. Yvette earned a master’s degree in speech pathology from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.
Gwendolyn Jenkins specializes in speech therapy for children including expertise in the areas of child language disorders, autism, and special needs. She is a Baltimore native and a mother of two. Gwen earned a master’s degree in hearing and speech science from Vanderbilt University and a master’s degree in special education (mild-moderate disabilities) from John Hopkins University.
Veronica Parsons specializes in swallowing disorders (including in the geriatric population) and pediatric articulation and language disorders. She has completed FEES (Fiberoptic Endoscopic Examination of Swallowing) and VitalStim Therapy training. She is a St. Mary’s county native and mother of two. Veronica earned a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Maryland at College Park.
Jill G. Robinson specializes in early Intervention, apraxia, fluency, articulation and phonological disorders, receptive and expressive language delays as well as autism intervention. Her pediatric experience includes public schools, home health settings, and private outpatient clinics. She is a military wife and mother of 4 children. Jill earned a master’s degree in speech pathology from James Madison University.
Erin O’Neil specializes in treating adults with neurological disorders. She has experience working with adults and children in the hospital, out-patient, and skilled nursing facility settings. Erin enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and son. She earned a master’s degree from Gallaudet University.
Elizabeth Peeler has extensive experience treating children through high school with diagnosis including expressive/receptive language disorders, autism, articulation and phonological disorders, AD/HD, learning disabilities and intellectual disabilities. She is a mother of two. Elizabeth earned a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Loyola College of Maryland.
All of Speak Well Solutions’ therapists are certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association as well as licensed by the state of Maryland.