Pam Plank, Speech Language Pathologist – Pam graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, She went on to receive her Master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University in Speech Language Pathology. Pam has practiced as an SLP in Sarasota since 1994 in both school and clinical settings. She has presented at several workshops in the state including Weekend with the Experts in a collaborative project with USF. She has also presented at the Assistive Technology Industry Association’s (ATIA) national conference in Orlando on Core Fusion a collaboration of core vocabulary, activity specific vocabulary and light technology. She has extensive experience working with children of all ages, including those with severe and profound disabilities. In 2009 she was named “Teacher of the Year” at Oak Park School and received honorable mention for the district’s elementary schools.
Pam continues to improve her knowledge and skill level through continuing education and is passionate about providing quality therapy and educational programming to all children in need. Pam has received training in PROMPT, Picture Exchange Communication Systems, Proloquo2go, Sensory Processing, Behavioral Interventions, and Autism Spectrum disorders. She is a member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.
Brandylyn French, Speech Language Pathologist – Brandy graduated from the University of South Florida in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. After four years of teaching first grade, she went on to receive her master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from her alma mater. Brandy has practiced as an SLP in Sarasota County Schools since 2012 and joined Sertoma Kids part time in November 2018. She has experience working with children with a wide range of disabilities. When she is not working with children, she enjoys spending time with her two young sons, playing together with them in the backyard or taking them to new places to explore.
Brandy attends many conferences, workshops and webinars each year to continue to improve her knowledge and skill level and is passionate about providing quality therapy and educational programming to all children. Brandy has received training in Picture Exchange Communication Systems and has helped mentor other school-based SLPs. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) and is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Hilary Mitchell, Speech Language Pathologist – Hilary Mitchell grew up in Montana and moved to Florida in 2015. She earned a B.S. in Elementary Education and a minor in Reading from Montana State University. Hilary proudly brings classroom teaching experience to her clients along with advanced educational expertise in the areas of phonological awareness and early literacy. Due to her passion for the field of literacy, she secured a M.S. in Communication Disorders from Washington State University in 2008. Her career in speech-language pathology has now spanned more than 14 years and she has developed a busy practice at Sertoma Kids in Sarasota.