Casey Manchester is a compassionate and enthusiastic speech-language pathologist who loves living in the South Bay area. She holds a certificate of clinical competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and a California state SLP license. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in speech language pathology and audiology with summa cum laude honors from Richard Stockton University, New Jersey. She continued her education within the same university to obtain her Masters of Science degree in communication disorders. Casey is certified in VitalStim therapy and CPR, has completed training in Crisis Prevention Institute, and has attended the Social Thinking conference which she implements with children ranging from 6-18 years old.
Casey has had the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience working in a variety of settings. She first started her career working in a skilled nursing facility where she implemented cognitive therapy to adults who have suffered from strokes, traumatic brain injuries, parkinson’s disease and dementia and swallowing therapy for adults diagnosed with dysphagia. Casey currently works for a nonprofit organization serving children, adolescents and young adults with special needs related to autism spectrum disorder, Rett syndrome, Down syndrome, learning disabilities, ADHD, developmental delays, abuse and emotional challenges, articulation/phonology disorders, and fluency disorders. She has experience creating and implementing no-tech to high-tech augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems including picture exchange, Proloquo and Tobii. Casey specializes in articulation/ phonological therapy and helping children master their disordered speech sounds.
Casey loves working with families and children to help improve their language and pragmatic skills. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, going to the beach and exploring all the beautiful California has to offer.