“I love watching a child’s face light up when he realizes the power of a word”

“I love watching a child’s face light up when he realizes the power of a word”

Stacy Stewman-Hayes, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Stacy Stewman-Hayes, M.ED., CCC-SLP has been practicing as a state licensed, nationally certified speech-language pathologist for over 20 years. She received her Master’s of Education in Communication Disorders from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. Her graduate program placed a strong emphasis on typical language development and preschool language disorders. Her most enjoyable graduate school experience was being involved with the Yerkes Primate Research Center working with bonobos and sign language.

Stacy has devoted most of her career to preschool children who have disabilities. She has helped countless children increase their language, articulation and self-confidence skills. When her own children were small, she took a break from the preschool age and worked with adolescents at a public high school where she enjoyed working with social skills groups.

Stacy has recently become interested in apraxia and is looking forward to building a practice which includes an emphasis on apraxia. She also plans to focus on preschool and school-age language skills, articulation of the later developing sounds (l,r,s), and social skills. Her primary goal is simple…to increase an individual’s functional communication.