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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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Grace Barr

I discovered my passion for working with people who have communication challenges as an undergraduate at Western Washington University. I completed my Bachelor’s there in
Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2018. I continued my journey to becoming a speech language pathologist at Western, and I graduated with a Master’s of the Arts in Speech Language Pathology in June of 2020. I am thrilled to continue to help people of all ages and abilities communicate as a part of the team at Clear Speech.

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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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Kristen Engels

Hello! I’m happy to introduce myself as one of the Clinical Fellow Speech-Language Pathologists at Clear Speech. I began my university studies as a Vocal Performance Music major but soon discovered that I loved music, and the voice, but did not want to pursue a career in music as a performer. I ended up getting my Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Linguistics and eventually my Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Western Washington University. Being an SLP allows me to have a career in which I can combine my knowledge and love of the voice and language to help others communicate. It has been so rewarding thus far and I am looking forward to a life-long journey of growing in this field. I am both a Speech-Language Pathologist and a mother of two kids, ages 8 and 6. My daughters have shaped me, not only as a person, but also as a therapist, and I am very grateful for that.

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Katelynn Gordon PT, DPT

Hello! I am delighted to introduce myself as a Pediatric Physical Therapist at Clear Speech. I graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND, where I first came to run cross country and track. Seven years later I still love running but found a passion much bigger, working with kids and helping them discover their potential.

I specialized my education in PT school to focus on Pediatrics and have experience in Neuro-Development Treatment, Postural Restoration, Myofascial Release, Aquatic Therapy, and am certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment. I have had the pleasure to work with infants and kids with cerebral palsy, complex neurological/orthopedic impairments, spina bifida, torticollis and plagiocephaly, autism spectrum, Down’s syndrome, SMA, and young athletes with orthopedic injuries.

I am excited to rapidly grow and foster my skills within the Clear Speech team to best serve the children and families around the Everett community. A fun nerd is how I would describe myself. My favorite part about working with kids is sparking their playful and wonder-filled spirits while helping them discover their abilities. In my free time I love to experience this beautiful world by running, cross country skiing, hiking, reading, and listening to music.

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Jenna Lisenby, MSPT, DPT

Hello! My name is Jenna.

I am so grateful to have a job that I absolutely love, working with children and their families as a physical therapist. I have had the pleasure of working in the Everett community for almost 20 years in various pediatric settings.

My practice philosophy is to provide exceptional and comprehensive evidence-based care through parent and child engagement. I believe assessing individual needs and providing education is the key to a successful therapeutic outcome. I enjoy supporting the child and family with their goals towards greater mobility and independence. Over the years, I have specialized in working with infants and toddlers as well as children with sports related injuries. I have additional training in the following areas:

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Julia McMichales

My name is Julia McMichael and I’m a Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist. I received my Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Washington State University- Spokane in 2020. I have an innate passion and love for serving children with developmental disabilities and their families. Helping children to communicate and eat is incredibly rewarding. I love making a difference in a child’s life!

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Testimonials

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

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

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

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.

Kevin 
Kevin

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

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

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!

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Anonymous

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.

Anonymous  
Anonymous

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.

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Location: 3602 Everett Ave
Everett, WA 98201

Telephone: (425) 785-3342

Fax: (425) 259-6317