Our nationally certified speech-language pathologists at Seattle Children's Hospital are experts in pediatric communication disorders. We work with families to assess and monitor your child's speech development. We hold master's degrees in communication sciences and disorders and complete rigorous post-graduate training. Our team participates in ongoing training and advanced instruction in individual specialty areas to provide comprehensive care for your child.


  • Sue Apkon, MD, director of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Laura Crooks, OTR/L, MHA, director of Rehabilitation Services
  • Sharon Lindsey, MS, MHA, CCC-SLP, manager of Speech and Language Services
  • Wendy Bell, MA, CCC-SLP, clinical lead
  • Sara Kinter, MA, CCC-SLP, program-based clinical lead

Speech and Language Pathologists

  • Kim DeMarre, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Caryn Deskines, MS, CF-SLP
  • Amy Faherty, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Laura Hall, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Elyse Lambeth, MS, CCC-SLP
  • James Mancini, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Lexy Martin, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Julie Martina, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Tiffany Morgan, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Carla Neiss, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Christina Nicolici, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Beth Novak, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Breanna Nowak, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Brenda Ray, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Marci Revelli, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Jo Ristow, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Christine Rusnak, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Tina Watkinson, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Anita Wright, MS, CCC-SLP

Our provider is an awesome speech language practitioner. She really understands the needs of the individual child, the development of language and the impact of a disability on language development.

Parent from Everett, Washington