About the Therapists

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Jennifer Metaxas, M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist and Owner

Jennifer Metaxas (Less) is the owner and founder of Speech and Language for Kids LLC. She is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist licensed in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Illinois. She is an approved telehealth provider for the state of Florida http://www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/. A Chicago native, she received her Master's degree from Northwestern University and Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She moved to Delaware in the summer of 2018.

 

Jennifer has worked as a speech-language pathologist in both the private practice and school setting. Through education and experience, Jennifer has had the opportunity to work with a variety of populations, ages, and disorders. She is listed on www.apraxia-kids.org as an apraxia specialist. She is formally trained in PROMPT and Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). Jennifer has experience using a variety of high tech communication devices, including Proloquo2Go, ChatFusion, and Tobii Dynavox. 

 

Jennifer has a passion for working with children and their families. She is highly collaborative and compassionate, and truly cares about the progress of her clients and the treatment they receive.​

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Genevieve Connors, M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Genevieve is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist who has been a practicing pediatric therapist for over ten years. Genevieve has worked as an outpatient and inpatient therapist at children’s hospitals in Virginia and Miami and in a private practice in San Diego. Genevieve and her family moved to Delaware in the summer of 2019.   

 

Genevieve is incredibly passionate about helping children and their families find functional and fun ways to address communication and feeding challenges. She believes great therapy is functional, well researched, easy to carry over at home and fun! Genevieve has specialized training in PROMPT, routine based intervention and floortime therapy. Her pediatric experience is diverse, and Genevieve has worked with children from birth through early adulthood who present with a broad spectrum of communication and feeding disorders. She is passionate about bringing her experiences to Delaware!

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Ann Marie Gardner, M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Ann Marie is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist in Delaware. She is from Hershey, Pennsylvania and received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Penn State University. Her graduate degree was funded by a training grant designed to prepare pre-service speech-language pathologists to support individuals with the most complex communication needs, many of which require augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to communicate.

 

Ann Marie has practical and clinical experience with a variety of AAC devices such as iOS systems (iPads), Tobii I-Series, PRC Accent systems, mid-tech switches as well as communication applications/software programs such as TouchChatHD, LAMP Words for Life, Boardmaker, Proloquo2Go, ClickerConnect/ClickerSentences, GoVisual, SnapScene, Predictable, Compass, Communicator 5, and GoTalkNOW. She has worked with individuals with a wide range of speech and language disorders from birth to adulthood, in both the school system as well as in-patient rehabilitation setting. Ann Marie is also proficient in American Sign Language (ASL).

 

Ann Marie’s clinical approach follows the neurodiversity paradigm by utilizing compassionate therapeutic treatment methods that promote self-autonomy and self-advocacy. All modalities of communication are honored and encouraged for all individuals. She is passionate about giving all her clients the ability to communicate what they want to say, how they want to say it, when they want to say it, and to whoever they want to say it.

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Eliza Milnes M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Eliza Milnes is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist licensed in Pennsylvania and Delaware with nearly 20 years of experience.  She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania and gained valuable skills as a school-based-travel therapist in Illinois, California, and Pennsylvania during the first 5 years of her career. 

 

Originally from Lancaster County Pennsylvania, Eliza now lives in North Wilmington, DE and works full-time at a school district in Delaware County, PA. She has been formally trained in PECS, PROMPT, and TouchChat and participates in numerous continuing educational opportunities related to the field of speech and language pathology each year. Eliza has experience working with clients of all ages, disorders, and disabilities.  She believes that therapy should be fun and functional and strives to provide her clients with the skills, strategies, and interventions to be successful communicators across their lifetime. 

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Gretchen Ramos, M.A. CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Gretchen Ramos is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist licensed in Delaware and New Jersey.  She received her Master's Degree from Kean University and her Bachelor's Degree from Stockton University.

 

Gretchen has worked as a speech-language pathologist in a variety of settings including early intervention, home health, sub-acute rehab, and long term care and has treated age ranges from birth all the way to 101!  She holds specialty certifications in LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Therapy) LOUD and Vital-Stim Therapy. She will travel to your home if you live in Middletown, DE or surrounding areas!

 

Gretchen's strongly believes that communication is a vital part of life, no matter a person's age or diagnosis.  Gretchen implements a person-centered approach with each of her clients, as she believes this truly facilitates opportunities for clients to work towards their communication goals in the most meaningful, engaging, and functional way possible!

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Sarah Muer (Richards), M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Sarah is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist who has practiced for over 5 years.  She is licensed in Illinois. She received her Master’s degree from Northwestern University and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. Sarah currently resides in Chicago.  She has worked in an outpatient pediatric hospital and in the school district, and has a wide variety of experience working with children from birth to 21 with articulation, receptive language, expressive language, pragmatic language and feeding disorders/difficulties. Sarah was recently awarded the Distinguished Early Career Professional Certificate from ASHA.  She also has participated in research studying reading difficulties and children with articulation disorders. 

Sarah strongly believes in treating the whole child, and is passionate about working with children to help them best communicate their wants and needs.  She believes that therapy should be a fun, warm and engaging environment to help the child reach their full potential!