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.
Michelle Lewis, Speech Language Pathologist – Michelle is from Fort Lauderdale Florida. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from University of Central Florida and her master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University, both in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is licensed by the State of Florida and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
During her professional career, Michelle has developed a special interest in early intervention and the importance of early experiences, as well as the importance of working with families to help their children reach their goals. For the past nine years, she has worked for Early Steps, Florida’s Early Intervention Program, working with families of children birth to 36 months old who have or are at-risk for developmental disabilities or delays.
Michelle has had the opportunity to work with children with developmental delays, feeding/oral motor challenges and disorders, conductive and sensorineural hearing loss, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, apraxia, cleft lip/palate, medically fragile children, language-based literacy disorders, fluency disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, as well as a variety of other congenital and genetic disorders. She has received specialized training in feeding assessment/intervention, childhood apraxia of speech, autism spectrum disorder, The Floortime Method, and The Beckman Oral Motor Assessment.
Michelle has certifications in The Hanen “It Takes Two to Talk” Program, SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory), Feeding Approach and The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS). Currently, she is working on her certification in the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), which is a behavioral therapy for children with autism between the ages of 12-48 months.
Michelle lives in Sarasota with her husband, Scott, and their rescue dogs, Macy and Luna, and their rescue cat, Leo. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time at the beach and kayaking in various Florida Springs. Rainbow River is her favorite!