Professional Speech Associates, Inc.

Staff

Our staff is dedicated to providing the best possible professional treatments to our clients! 


Susan Arnold
A board certified speech-language pathologist with over 20 years of experience, received her Bachelor of Science degree from Stern College and her Master of Science degree from Brooklyn College. She has been providing evaluation and treatment services to adults and children with a variety of diagnoses including a specialty area in feeding disorders. Susan opened Professional Speech Associates, Inc. in 2003. She became a certified orofacial myologist in 2011. Susan works closely with orthodontists and dentists in the area to provide a team approach to treatment of orofacial myology disorders.

Allison Lemelman
Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Old Dominion University in 2002 and a Master of Science in Speech Pathology from Nova Southeastern University in 2005. She specializes in working with the pediatric population and is very knowledgeable in the area of Autism.  Allison joined the team at PSA in August 2009. 

 Elizabeth Yanik
Graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2003. She currently works at an elementary school as the ESE Specialist. Prior to that, she worked with Pre-K through 5th grade students needing remediation in the areas of expressive and receptive language, pragmatics, articulation, phonological processes, stuttering, and voice. Elizabeth joined the PSA team in 2003 and has helped implement many of the programs currently in place.

Jamie Weisler
Graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2007 with a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Language Pathology. She specializes in working with the pediatric population. She is certified in PECS (the Picture Communication System) and several Hanen Programs (including More Than Words, It Takes Two to Talk, and Talkability). Jamie worked in the preschool setting with ASD diagnosed children before joining the PSA team in 2015.

Kerry Ackerman
A graduate of Nova Southeastern University with a Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology.  She also holds a Bachelors Degree in Nursing from the University of Miami.  Kerry has worked as a pediatric speech language pathologist treating a variety of communication disorders – expressive/receptive language disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, autism, axpraxia, fluency, dysphagia and neurological deficits. Kerry specializes in working with patients with feeding concerns. She has also supervised graduate student interns.  Kerry is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is also a certified Early Steps Program Part C provider in Broward and Palm Beach Counties.  Kerry has been a part of the team at Professional Speech Associates since 2009.  

 Lisa Keane
A speech language pathologist with over 24 years of experience working with children and young adults in the Broward County area.  She is active in the American Speech Language Hearing Association and has held several elected positions.  Currently she is a Coordinating Committee member of Special Interest Group 16, School Based Issues.  Lisa joined the team at Professional Speech Associates in August 2009.

Melissa Kuczynski
Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University in 2009 and a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University in 2013. She evaluates children, adults, and clients with a variety of speech, language, and communication disorders. Melissa joined the PSA team in 2009.

Melody Paul
Attended Nova Southeastern University in 1998 where she graduated with her Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology. She is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher in the area of Mild to Moderate Disabilities, as well as Reading Endorsed, and is currently working in the school system. Melody has extensive experience working with children who are on the Autism Spectrum, as well as working in the area of Alternative and Augmentative Communication. She joined the PSA team in 2014.

Rochelle "Shelly" Soffer
Attended the University of Florida where she earned Master’s degrees in French Linguistics (2001) and Communication Sciences and Disorders (2004). She currently specializes in disorders of articulation, Auditory Processing, language acquisition for the hearing impaired/deaf, and reading comprehension. She has extensive experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Alternative/Augmentative communication. Shelly has worked at PSA since February 2009.

Rachel Archambaul
Received her bachelor and master’s degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida. She currently works at a high school providing speech and language services for ages 14-22 with varying communication needs. She especially enjoys working with fluency disorders and articulation remediation. Rachel is an active member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She joined Professional Speech Associates in 2017.

Shannon McGill-Brown
Shannon graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders from University of Central Florida in 2009 and a Master’s of Science in Speech- Language Pathology from Florida State University in 2011. She began her career working in an Autism cluster and with early childhood development. Shannon currently works at a K-8th grade charter school providing speech and language services to students ages 5-15 with varying communication needs. Shannon joined the PSA team in 2016.

Stephanie Brehm
Graduated with her Master of Science from Emerson College in 2009. She enjoys working with both the adult and pediatric populations. Stephanie joined the PSA team in December 2009.

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