Shelley Stokes MS, CCC-SLP
Shelley Stokes MS, CCC-SLP
speech-therapist

Languages:

English
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor's of Science
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Master's of Science
  • Bible Study, reading, traveling, coffee
  • PECS,Kaufman Method Childhood Apraxia
  • Apraxia of Speech,Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC),Autism,Developmental Disorders,Early Intervention,Fluency/Fluency Disorders,Language Disorders,Phonological Disorders

Hi! I am a wife and mother of two teenage girls living in Florence, South Carolina. I have been a practicing speech-language pathologist, specializing in pediatrics, for 19 years. I have had the pleasure of working with children from birth to 18-years. The first seven years of my career were spent working in the pediatric clinic of McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. Since then, I have been working in public and charter schools providing both face-to-face and teletherapy services. I truly believe every child is unique and created with specific strengths and weaknesses that must be identified and used to develop an effective treatment plan. It is a great blessing to have the opportunity to help children maximize their ability to communicate.

COVID-19 Protocol

We hope you and your family are continuing to stay safe and healthy! We have outlined our protocols for in-person sessions during COVID-19. As you know, the health and safety of our clients and therapists remain our highest priority. As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work together through these unprecedented times.


Hand Washing:
Upon arrival at your home, your therapist will wash their hands with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer. We ask that you and your child also wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer upon your therapist’s arrival.
 
Facemasks:
We are asking our therapists to wear masks upon entering your home and throughout your child’s session. That said, we understand that some children have adverse reactions to seeing adults in masks and will leave it up to you and your therapist to decide your comfort level while still taking safety precautions.
 
We ask that parents and caregivers also follow the guidelines and wear masks when sitting in on sessions. We will not enforce that policy, but we do kindly ask for compliance.
 
As for your child, we realize that masks may not be appropriate for every child so we will not enforce the rule that children over the age of 2 should wear a mask.  However, if your therapist insists that your child wear a mask, then that will be a requirement directly between the two of you. We respect our therapists’ individual comfort levels with safety precautions and ask that you respect them as well.

 

Protocol Acknowledgment and Health Certification:

Before your child’s first in-person session, we are asking clients to submit an acknowledgment of these protocols and a health certification, which you can find here. Thank you again for your cooperation and for helping all of us stay healthy!