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MEET OUR:

Administration

President/Owner

Speech Language Pathologist

Orofacial Myologist

Melanie Shultz, M.A., CCC-SLP

 

Melanie Shultz, M.A.,CCC-SLP is the President of Specialized Speech Technologies, Inc. She earned her Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from The Ohio State University. She is a member of the American Speech Language Association and the International Association of Orofacial Myology. She is licensed by the Ohio Speech and Hearing Professionals Board. Melanie specializes in Orofacial Myology (Tongue Rest Posture, Nasal Breathing and Thumb Sucking Elimination). She has been in practice since 1997 where she worked for a contract company and private practice until October 2001 at which time she opened Specialized Speech Technologies as her own private practice. The Specialized Speech Technologies, Inc. Team has been proud to serve the Columbus, Ohio area providing quality Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapy services for the past 20 years. 

 

You may contact Melanie at melanie@specializedspeech.com.

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Camille Bowshier, PT, DPT

 

Camille Bowshier joined Specialized Speech in August 2016 as an opportunity to advance her skills in pediatric physical therapy. She graduated from Wright State University in Dayton, OH in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Biology. In 2010, she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Dayton where she was a graduate assistant in the program specializing in gross Anatomy and problem based learning. She is licensed by the Ohio Board of Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Athletic Trainers as well as the Ohio Department of Education. 

You may contact Camille at camille@specializedspeech.com

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Camille Bowshier

Physical Therapy 

Department Head

School-based Lead

 

 

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Katie Finnegan, OTR/L

 

Katie Finnegan joined SST in March 2022. Katie graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Occupational Therapy from THE Ohio State University in 2004. After falling in love with the city of Columbus throughout her college career, Katie decided to settle here and begin her family. Katie, and her husband Nick have 4 children together and reside in Hilliard. When not enjoying her time as a clinician, you can find Katie on a sports field or court cheering on her children. Katie has a passion for outpatient, clinic based therapy where she can truly work with the families 1:1 to help each child meet their needs and goals. She specializes in treating the pediatric population, focusing especially on sensory processing, motor skill development, visual motor integration and handwriting, as well as important life skills.

 

Katie has several trainings and certifications in a variety of treatment areas. Some of these include Therapeutic Listening, Interactive Metronome, Handwriting Without Tears, and the Play Project. She is certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and is licensed by the State of Ohio.

You may contact Katie at katief@specializedspeech.com

 

Occupational Therapy

Co-Department Head

 

 

 

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Marla Marrero, B.A.

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Marla Marrero joined Specialized Speech Technologies, Inc. in May of 2010. Originally from Southern California, Marla graduated Cum Laude from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in Psychology and Social Behavior. Marla brings with her over twenty years of medical billing and customer service experience. She is always happy to help you and your family understand your medical benefits and assist in the processing of your therapy claims.

 

You may contact Marla at marla@specializedspeech.com

 

Billing Supervisor

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Mona Mehta, M.A., CCC-SLP

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Mona Mehta comes to Specialized Speech in November 2008. She earned her undergraduate degree in Mumbai, India and graduated with a Master’s Degree at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has experience working in schools, outpatient clinics and in nursing homes. She has worked with children of all age groups with a wide variety of speech and language disorders.

She is particularly interested in infant feeding and swallowing disorders and has continued to gain knowledge and experience in this area throughout her career. She is certified in DPNS and Vital Stim, both which are techniques used in the treatment of swallowing disorders. She is certified with the American Speech and Hearing Association, and is licensed by the Ohio Board of Speech and Hearing Association. She is also a member of the Ohio Speech, Language and Hearing Association (OSHLA).

 

You may contact Mona at mona@specializedspeech.com

 

Speech Therapy
Department Head
Occupational Therapy
Co-Department Head

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Reha Rathod, B.A.

 

Reha Rathod joined Specialized Speech Technologies Inc in July of 2022 as the Front Desk Administrator. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She speaks over 5 different languages and is a master in the lingual art of sarcasm!

 

Reha has over 5 years of experience with an administrative background and a year of Billing experience from working at Mount Carmel and Central Ohio Primary Care. However, being an aunt to an amazing niece and nephew has given her an edge and allowed her to connect with children on a different level. Some of the kids even say she’s pretty cool! She loves the opportunity to work with families and help them achieve their goals.

 

She is available to answer any scheduling and account concerns!

You may contact Reha at reha@specializedspeech.com 

 

Front Desk Administrator

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