Meet Our Speech-Language Pathologists



Krista M. Hadeed, MS, CCC-SLP, is a Florida state licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, holding a certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida with a Bachelor's Degree in Linguistics and a minor in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). Krista obtained her Master's of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University, graduating with highest honors. Specializing in pediatric evaluation and treatment, she strives to provide the best evidence-based interventions in a warm, caring environment.

Krista has practiced in a variety of clinical settings, including hospitals, outpatient facilities, private clinics, homes, and schools. She has been honored to present at both the American Speech and Hearing Association and the Florida Association for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (FLASHA) professional conferences.

She strongly believes in the benefit of a multidisciplinary team approach to intervention and is dedicated to working with families. Krista has a special passion for working with nonverbal and emergent communicators, facilitating the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication to help these children find their voice!

Recent Professional Development and Training

  • Current member of the Mentorship in AAC (MAAC) Project

  • Rapid Syllable Transition Treatment (ReST) training for Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)

  • Up, Up, and Away! A Spotlight Presentation in Augmentative and Alternative Communication - Presenter, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I., 2018

  • The PLAY Project 2-day Intensive Workshop attendee

  • CoughDrop AAC: Modeling AAC in the Home - guest blogger

  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech: The K-SLP Methods and Behavioral Strategies to Build Successful Vocal Communication Seminar attendee

  • Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) 2018 Conference attendee

  • PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) Training - PROMPT Trained clinician

  • ASHA 2016 co-presenter: AAC Therapy in the Upper Grades: Aligning Activities With Evidence-Based Intervention Strategies (by Carole Zangari, Krista Hadeed, Diana Soybelman, Nicole Corey Rodriguez and Danielle Malvin)

  • ASHA 2016 co-presenter: Designing Effective Intervention for Middle & High School Students Who Use AAC (by Carole Zangari, Krista Hadeed, Diana Soybelman, Nicole Corey Rodriguez and Danielle Malvin)

  • FLASHA 2015 co-presenter: Understanding Speech and Language Characteristics in Children with syndromes (by Tambi Braun, Melissa Alder, Cassandra Melendez, and Krista Hadeed)




Sara Patch, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a Florida State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, holding a Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Communications Sciences and Disorders (CSD). Sara then graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a Master’s of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology.

She has experience in treating clients with a variety of diagnoses, including but not limited to Autism Spectrum Disorder, aphasia, speech and language delays, and speech sound disorders. She has provided quality care in private clinic, hospital, outpatient clinic, and school settings.

Sara is dedicated to the success of her clients and their families. If you’ve met Miss Sara, you know that she puts her whole heart into everything she does. She believes that everyone’s method of communication is different and she is determined to help her clients find their voice through the communication style that works best for them!


Meet Leo!

Leo the Golden Retriever is training to become a certified therapy dog. He loves socks, treats, and getting hugs! Leo and Miss Krista are both learning together and we are loving every minute of it!

Humans and animals have always shared a beautiful bond! Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) includes an animal as part of the goal-directed intervention process. While the research is still emerging on this new modality, we are learning more about the positive effects that animals have on children, such as building confidence, reducing fear and anxiety, providing motivation, and increasing opportunities for social interaction and communication.

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Check out some more information here:

Animal assisted therapy dogs and stuttering

A 4-Legged Approach to Clinical Education and Research

Therapy Dogs Effective In Reducing Symptoms Of ADHD



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