Kelley McCarthy, M.S., CCC-SLP
A native of Metairie, Louisiana, Kelley joined the ABC family in July 2019. Kelley earned her Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication Disorders from Louisiana State University. She is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, and is currently working toward her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA).
Kelley has received training in a variety of clinical settings including an early childhood intervention center, pediatric private practice, elementary school, and at the renowned Callier Center for Communication Disorders. She has gained experience working with children with expressive and receptive language disorders, articulation and phonology disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), developmental delays, and feeding and swallowing difficulties. Kelley has special interests in early language development and early feeding and swallowing difficulties.
Kelley enjoys being a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist because she loves the opportunity to help children communicate effectively in their environment. Kelley's bright smile and bubbly personality, along with her cheerfulness and patience ensure a positive experience for all children. She believes in creating an encouraging and fun environment during therapy so children will be motivated and excited to achieve their goals.
When she is not at work, Kelley enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, bringing her dog to the park, and trying new restaurants.