Lisa Suire, M.A., CCC-SLP
Lisa is the co-founder of Access to Better Communication, which was established in 1996. Lisa earned her Master of Arts degree in Communication Disorders from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and has been practicing in the field of speech-language pathology in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas since 1984. With over 30 years of experience in diagnostics and treatment of communication disorders, Lisa has obtained experience in public school, rehabilitation, early education, and private settings. She is a former member of the Head Start Health Advisory Committee for the East Baton Rouge Parish Head Start program and served as a consultant to the program. Lisa holds special pediatric interests in the areas of early intervention and parent education, articulation disorders with oral-motor components, childhood apraxia of speech, social communication, early literacy, and reading-language disorders, including dyslexia. Lisa completed a post-graduate course on Diagnosing Dyslexia through the University of San Diego. She has participated in training and is highly experienced in the Barton Reading and Spelling System, an Orton-Gillingham influenced program designed for students with reading disabilities, namely dyslexia. Additionally, Lisa has received training in the Speech-EZ® Apraxia Program designed for children diagnosed with childhood apraxia of speech and severe phonological disorders.
Lisa is licensed through the Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (LBESPA) and certified through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Lisa maintains memberships in ASHA, Louisiana Speech and Hearing Association (LSHA), International Dyslexia Association (IDA), and the Louisiana Branch of the International Dyslexia (LaBIDA). Lisa’s gentle personality and delight in children affords her a natural ability to connect with children of all ages. She incorporates her enthusiasm and creativity into her therapy, which results in a positive and fun learning environment. Lisa views each child as a unique individual and tailors her therapy approach to the specific needs and personalities of her students.
On a personal note, Lisa is a native of Louisiana and currently resides in the Baton Rouge area with her husband, Riis. Her daughter, Kerry, is a recent graduate of LSU and hopes to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine. Lisa enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, hiking, relaxing at the beach, and being an avid LSU Tiger fan!