Meet our new speech-language pathologist, Paige Blakely! Paige grew up in Andrews, SC and received her Bachelor's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Columbia College. She recently graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Master's Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Paige has a passion for the pediatric population and enjoys working with children of all ages. She is interested in enhancing the communication skills of our local children by addressing their many different communication needs. With her positive attitude and enthusiasm, she has already won the hearts of many local families! In her free time, Paige enjoys managing her business, Sully & Bay, and spending time with family and friends. We are so lucky that Paige decided to move back home after graduation and join us at The Speech Shop.
Elizabeth Montgomery is thrilled to be joining the staff at The Speech Shop as a reading tutor. Her credentials include a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education as well as endorsements as a Reading Teacher and Early Childhood Educator. She feels that her most important training and experience has been the 30 years of teaching literacy to our children in the public school system. Elizabeth explains her teaching philosophy best, saying, "I have learned over the years that my students were always MY best teachers. After recently retiring from the public school system, being able to now focus on each child’s individual needs and continuing to learn from them about how they learn best is a unique and exciting opportunity for me! I know from my experience that all children can and will learn when given the instruction that will best meet their individual needs." Welcome to the team Elizabeth!