Elissa and Lydia make up Living the Speech Life. Together we have a combined 40+ years of experience as school-based SLPs, including leadership and supervision experience. We are also the authors of "IEP Goal Writing for School Based Speech-Language Pathologists: Utilizing State Standards" published by Plural Publishing.
We are both big believers in curriculum-based therapy and collaborating with classroom teachers.
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Lydia has a masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology as well as her Educational Specialist degree. She is ASHA certified with her CCC's and holds teaching certification in the field of speech-language pathology in the state of Georgia. Elissa has a masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She is also ASHA certified with her CCC's and holds both Georgia teaching certification and state license in speech-language pathology.
Besides being published authors with Plural Publishing, we have both presented locally and nationally on topics including goal writing, collaboration between SLPs and classroom teachers, RtI and evaluation and best practices in articulation and language therapy, among other topics. We have worked in the school system throughout our careers as both practicing SLPs, lead SLPs and administrative roles. Follow us on Instagram @livingthespeechlife and on our blog at www.livingthespeechlife.com
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