M.A., C.C.C- Speech-Language Pathology, TSHH
Susan Valentine is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist with over 19 years of clinical and managerial experience. She holds a Master of Arts degree from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Science degree from New York State University College at Geneseo. In addition to the ASHA Certificate, she holds a Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped license in New York State.
Her career has exposed her to therapeutic methods throughout Canada, Italy and the United States. While working with children, she discovered the need for materials that children, parents and professionals can access, have fun with, and use to achieve success.
Working with Laurie on the development of S’All-In-One has been an exciting endeavor and she hopes that the games, cards, and books will be inspirational to children, parents and professionals.
Susan lives in Elma, New York with her husband, Rick and her mother, Shirley. When she is not working on Speech, Language and Literacy projects, she enjoys china painting and playing drums in several local bands.
M.A., C.C.C.-Speech-Language Pathology, TSHH
Laurie Goodwill is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has been working in the field since 1985. She has provided both evaluation and treatment services to the birth-to-3 (early intervention) and 3-5 year old (pre-school) populations for 10 years.
Laurie received her Master of Arts degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and holds a New York State Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped certificate. She is a member of the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Laurie has contracted as an adjunct clinical faculty member at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she supervised graduate students working with both children and adults in the speech and hearing clinic. She has taught an undergraduate course in applied phonetics and has written a chapter, “Service Delivery Issues in Early Intervention,” published in: Lubinski, Golper, Frattali, ed. Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology, Third Edition (2007).
Laurie lives in Amherst New York with her two daughters, Samantha and Megan. In her spare time she plays bass clarinet in several community bands and orchestras and plays the keyboard in a rock and roll garage band.