Kelli Shapiro


Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist


  • East Stroudsburg University Bachelor in Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Mercy College Master’s in Communication Sciences & Disorders

Licenses & Certificates:

  • Clinical Fellowship License to practice in the state of South Carolina
  • Received Certificate of Clinical Competence through American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Work History:

During my graduate studies I worked with ages 18 months to 85 years old in various settings; in house clinic, aphasia group, nursing home/dementia group, a school; kindergarten to high school, and pediatric private practice. These diverse settings gave me the opportunity to work with adults and children in several different areas; articulation, expressive and receptive language disorders, phonology, Augmentative or Alternative Communication (AAC), learning delays, social pragmatic disorder, Childhood Apraxia (CAS), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), cognitive deficits, executive functioning disorders, ADHD, Down syndrome, aphasia, and dementia.

Specialized Training:

Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Training June 2020
The Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile, or MBSImP, is a standardized approach to instruction, assessment, and reporting of physiologic swallowing impairment based on observations obtained from the MBS study. The MBSImP teaches assessment of 17 components of the swallowing mechanism in adults and includes a scoring metric to objectively profile physiologic impairment of swallowing function. For the first time, the MBSImP approach provides the means for clinicians to communicate MBS study results in an evidence-based manner that is consistent, specific, accurate and objective.

Welcome to Young Talkers!

Our mission is to provide quality speech-language and feeding therapy services to the pediatric and adult population in order to enhance their verbal/non-verbal communication and feeding skills. We accomplish this by identifying concerns through specialized evaluations and the development of goals to meet the needs of the patient and the family.