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Carol Lorioux Loup

I am the owner and a therapist at Clear Speech. I earned a Masters Degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences from Wichita State University in 1982. After working for the Wyandotte County public schools in Kansas, the Head Start Program for King, County, and the Auburn school district I earned a certificate in Neurodevelopmental Treatment.

With fifteen years in the public schools under my belt I was welcomed into private practice at Children’s Therapy of Woodinville (CTW). Through working with the talented staff at CTW, I was introduced to sensory processing, in-depth oral motor therapies, and feeding intervention. In 2000 I opened a private practice in Everett, Washington specializing in treating children in a natural environment.

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Alex Garcia

Hello! My name is Alexandra, but everybody calls me Alex. I am from Cali, a beautiful city in Colombia, South America. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest Since 2009 and since that time I’ve been working with little children. I feel blessed and privileged to be surrounded by the energy and enthusiasm of children throughout my day. I met Lorioux while I was taking care of beautiful twins who were born prematurely. I was amazed at her human quality, her positivity and energy as she treats children who have difficulties eating, learning, speaking, and my passion has always been helping those in need. Now it is a pleasure and honor to be part of the team at Clear Speech Inc.

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Melissa Aar

Hi, I’m Melissa and I’m proud to be the only clinician at Clear Speech born and raised here in Washington! I went to Snohomish High School (go Panthers!) and the University of Washington (go Huskies!) to earn my Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature. I moved to New York City right after graduation and spent 4 years working as a middle school English and Social Studies teacher while earning my Masters in Teaching. I then backpacked for a year through Central America before moving back to Seattle to nanny, teach preschool, and earn a post-baccalaureate degreee in Communication Sciences and Disorders. But my adventures spent traveling had not quite finished, as I moved to Australia to earn my Master of Speech Pathology at the University of Melbourne. After graduating, I visited Malaysia, India, England, and Scotland before eventually returning home to the Pacific Northwest and beginning my career at this clinic. I love living in Seattle, and spend my spare time playing trombone, running, doing yoga, attending live theater, reading feminist literature, and singing karaoke. My clinical passions include treating literacy, fluency disorders, alternative and augmentative communication, and using music as a therapy tool. My dreams are to eventually run a performing arts program for children with disabilities and to one day open a bar and restaurant tailored to customers with communication and swallowing difficulties. I look forward to meeting you and working with your child to help them achieve their goals!

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Amruta Thatte

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, the new Pediatric Physical Therapist at CLEARSPEECH INC. I was born and raised in India, and did my Bachelors in Physiotherapy (BPT) from the Maharaja Sayaji Rao University of Baroda in 2011. After completion, I worked as a physical therapist under Dr. Spoorthy Prabhu at SUKRUT Pediatric Out-patient Rehabilitation clinic in Vadodara, India.

During my tenure of 6 years with Dr. Prabhu, I completed my NDT Pediatrics certification and then training in Sensory Integration in 2014 sponsored by University of Southern California and Western psychological services. I have experience working with kids aged 8 weeks premature to 21 years of age with diplegia, quadriplegia, dystonia, Down’s syndrome, hydrocephalus, spina bifida, genetic disorders, pre and post -surgery/Botox, autism spectrum and other sensory modulation disorders. I have published two articles with the online NDTA journal emphasizing the team effort needed to help kids achieve their maximum potential.

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Kristin Edward

I joined the Clear Speech team after working in the banking industry for fifteen years. Change sometimes can seem like a difficult thing, however working at Clear Speech has been the most rewarding career move! I enjoy coming “home”. It’s a wonderful feeling knowing I am part of something greater, especially when it benefits our patients, families, colleagues, and the community at large.

In my free time you will find me in the mountains. My son and I enjoy hiking, camping, cooking, gardening, and spending an afternoon digging at the beach. Every day I learn something new through my child’s eyes, currently dinosaurs! Working at Clear Speech allows me an opportunity to participate directly in my son’s education. I have always lived in the Everett/Mukilteo area and truly enjoy what the Pacific Northwest has to offer. We have the water, the mountains, and all of Mother Nature’s beauty surrounding us. I now have the work life balance that affords participation in both free time and a career that makes a difference in peoples lives.

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Kelsey Wornick

Hello! My name is Kelsey. I went to the University of Arizona and earned my bachelor’s degree in education. Teaching kids has been one of my greatest passions!

I am excited to be on the Clear Speech Inc. team. It’s inviting environment paired with the high quality of care they give children match my own personal goals. Once, I saw the love and attention that was given to my own son who was a patient here- I knew that working here would be a great fit.

I am from sunny Arizona and couldn’t be happier to be in the Pacific Northwest. I love everything outdoors and so do my two little boys. When I’m not at work, I am enjoying playing outside with my sons, going to the library, and playing games with my husband.

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My name is Brianna and I am one of the Speech Language Pathologist Assistants at Clear Speech. I grew up in Snohomish Wa and went to school at Snohomish High School and then Everett Community College for my associates degree. I continued my education in Spokane Wa at Eastern Washington University’s Health campus for my bachelors in Communications disorders and sciences. I have loved working here with the variety of kids we receive each day. This job is so rewarding and it is amazing to watch each child grow in their abilities. In the future I hope to go to Grad school out of state and get my masters degree in Speech Language Pathology. I want to work in all settings in this filed including hospitals, schools, and maybe even nursing homes.

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Before I came to Clear Speech therapy my child was not speaking. No
sentences or anything. Life was challenging not just for me but for my
child as well. I noticed my child is now saying more sentences, has
improved eye connection, and is a better listener. I would recommend to
another family that it is very important to get your child into speech
therapy as soon as you can because it’s like a tool, not only for your
child, but it also helps the parent work with your child on speech and
learning to communicate.

Deborah H 
Deborah H

Prior to speech therapy at Clear Speech, it was hard for my child to communicate. He also was combative and frustrated. He now is able to speak in sentences and describe what it is if I didn’t understand the first time. He also has more confidence. Lucas is no longer combative. With any child that has delayed speech, you should seek speech therapy and any help before school will be a huge benefit.


My son could not say his “g” and “k” sounds. Melisa Aar has been so fantastic with my son. He is able to say all his sounds now and is more confident when he talks to people. The therapists are so personable here and we would give Miss Melissa 5 stars for being so awesome!

Christina B 
Christina B

We were looking for supplemental speech for articulation concerns during the summer. Not only did we get help in articulation, but help with his Sensory Processing Disorder. The Safe and Sound Protocol helped in ways I didn’t realize were available through speech therapy. My son’s speech is more intelligible and many of his sensory phobias have dissipated. Clear Speech is great at addressing the child’s needs in the usual ways as well as introducing the newest most innovative therapy treatments available.


Both of my kids had speech delays and would get frustrated due to their lack of language development. Now I can carry on full conversations. They both are a lot more focused! They love coming to their sessions and have had progress in their behavior and attitudes! I would highly recommend Clear Speech to any family needing speech services. The progress I’ve seen in both my children has been amazing since we started coming here! The therapists are so friendly and professional!


Prior to getting therapy at Clear Speech, I noticed my kids had a hard time telling me and others what they needed. They would become very frustrated so most days they had tantrums, they would hit, and when unfamiliar were around they would be very quiet and interact. Our day-to day routines have improved significantly since starting speech therapy. When they couldn’t communicate, we spent hours each day managing their frustrations and trying to understand their needs. Now we can move through our day with little to no frustration. When frustrations do happen, they can use their words to solve the problem. Clear Speech has been a great experience for all three of my children. I recommend to families who need speech therapy to get started as early as possible. Commit to the therapy process and soon you will be able to better connect with your kiddo and hear what they need!

Skye C 
Skye C

My daughter’s pediatrician recommended speech therapy services for our two
year old. Although was able to follow directions and understand others, she
wasn’t speaking as much as she should have been. After started services, he
speech has gotten clearer and she seems much more confident talking,
communicating, and identifying. her breath control has gotten better as
well as her tolerance to having her face touched. After the Safe and Sound
Protocol, she has gotten much more patient, willing to share, and follow
directions. Her melt downs from not getting her way are at a minimal as
well as she takes more to time to understand why something is the way it is.

Samantha M 
Samantha M

My son has a limited amount of words, was hard to understand when he did
speak, and was sensitive to loud sounds. After starting therapy I can
understand him better, he rarely covers his ears for loud sounds, and has a
larger vocabulary. The most important advice I can give is to follow your
instincts. Our pediatrician did not think my son had a delay, therefore we
did not pursue therapy in a timely fashion. I wish I would have followed my
gut sooner.


When we first joined Clear Speech we had been using the birth to 3 program. Maddie was making some progress but she was still so delayed. Because of her new therapist, Michelle, Maddie has discovered her voice. She is still delayed but able to communicate so much more. Our son, Camden, also has Apraxia and he is becoming better since working with Michelle. It has improved so much. Maddie and Cam are both able to communicate more with us which has greatly helped our day to day lives. We now have tools as parents to help with the two of them and the stress has gone down. Don’t hesitate to seek out speech services. It is never too early to at least have your child evaluated. Once a line of communication is opened between you and your child, it is like a whole new world.

Ana D 
Ana D

Before going to Clear Speech, my son didn’t understand language receptively nor could he express his feelings in words. He was getting frustrated very easily. Now, our son can understand and has started talking to us about how he feels and what he wants. This makes our daily life a lot easier and less stressful.

Kim T 
Kim T

My son, Zach, began speech therapy in 2015 with great success. His annunciation became clearer and more understandable in just a year. Once he graduated from speech therapy, he continued on with writing comprehension to further his language understanding. Now, a middle schooler, his writing has improved to grade level and in some cases above level. Thank you Clear Speech therapists! Because we needed help with annunciation and writing, I would recommend their SLPs to any parents whose child could benefit. With their 1:1 ratio, kids get faster results than the SLPs within the school districts as their ratios are higher and sessions are shorter.

Jenni A 
Jenni A

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Location: 3602 Everett Ave
Everett, WA 98201

Telephone: (425) 252-9908

Fax: (425) 259-6317