Sheran Landers Benton, M.A., CCC-SLP
A native of Louisiana, Sheran co-founded Access to Better Communication in 1996. Sheran earned her Master of Science in Communication Disorders from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. As Co-Owner of Access to Better Communication, Sheran is dedicated to being present and involved in the day-to-day activities and operations of the practice to ensure that our clinic is always striving to provide the best speech pathology services to each and every family in our community. Sheran has been practicing in the field of speech-language pathology right here in Baton Rouge since 1984.
She holds special interest in the areas of stuttering, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and social skills development. Sheran is a certified member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She has been certified as a fluency specialist by the ASHA Fluency Special Interest Division and has presented numerous professional seminars and workshops in the area of stuttering treatment. She completed the Stuttering Therapy Workshop for Fluency Specialists hosted by the Stuttering Foundation of America and Northwestern University. In August 2006, Sheran completed certification training in Relationship Development Intervention (RDI®), a family oriented program for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Asperger’s Syndrome (AS), and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD). Sheran has completed training in the area of Social Thinking® at the Social Thinking Clinic in San Jose, California. Sheran has worked in the public school, university, home health, rehabilitation, and inpatient and outpatient hospital settings. Sheran was a clinical instructor at the Louisiana State University Department of Communication Disorders for six years with emphasis in general diagnostics and fluency treatment. She is a member of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the ASHA Fluency Special Interest Division, National Stuttering Association, Louisiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association (LSHA), Autism Society of America (ASA) and Baton Rouge Area Speech-Language Pathologists (BRASLP).
Sheran and her husband, Steve, share a family of six adult children and five grandchildren. When she is not working, Sheran enjoys spending time with family, playing tennis, bicycling, running, and recharging in the Rocky Mountains.