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Tracy Rippetoe Herbin, M.A., CCC-SLP

Team Leader

Screening Coordinator

Tracy joined the ABC team in 2010. She received a Master of Arts in Communication Disorders (MCD) from Louisiana State University where she obtained clinical training in university, school, and hospital settings and completed an internship at the Baton Rouge Scottish Rite Center. Tracy completed her Clinical Fellowship Year at Access to Better Communication under the supervision of Lisa Suire, one of ABC’s founders. Tracy holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) through the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).


Tracy provides assessment and treatment services to children from the toddler age through high school with a variety of impairments including: Autism Spectrum Disorders, articulation deficits, developmental delays, reading-language difficulties, dyslexia, and expressive and receptive language delays. Tracy has a special interest in early language development and children diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome.


Tracy serves as the Screening Coordinator for Access to Better Communication as she initiates and schedules speech-language and hearing screenings at preschools, private and parochial schools, and daycare centers throughout the Baton Rouge and surrounding areas.   Tracy  is also one of two

Team Leaders at ABC.  She provides clinical leadership to our entire SLP staff by facilitating new learning opportunities, staffing about our patients' needs, and supervising Clinical Fellows.


Tracy’s radiant smile and positive nature are apparent as soon as she welcomes her children into their sessions. Her gentle demeanor and positive outlook lend themselves to coaching children toward success. Tracy emphasizes making each session a positive and fun experience for the children, so that they feel like they have come to visit and have fun.


Tracy resides in Baton Rouge and has family in Lafayette, her hometown. When she is not at work or being a mother to her precious son, Andrew, and daughter, Abigail. Tracy enjoys painting, bicycling, and cooking.

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