Lorissa graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2003 with a B. A. in Audiology and Speech Pathology and from the University of Memphis in 2005 with a M. A. in Speech-Language Pathology. She completed her Clinical Fellowship Year and began her career in Chattanooga, TN where she gained experience working in a variety of settings, including clinic, school (elementary, middle, and high school), and long-term care facility. Lorissa has primarily worked in a private practice/clinic setting. Lorissa is a certified ASHA member and is licensed to practice in the state of Georgia.
Lorissa has extensive experience working with the pediatric population and because of her interest in apraxia/motor planning disorders, has been recognized as one of only five qualified professionals in Georgia to be included in the esteemed CASANA professional directory. She is PROMPT trained and has attended continuing education courses with an emphasis on motor speech disorders, diagnostic, and treatment techniques. Lorissa has also attended multiple continuing education courses in feeding, language development, and AAC usage, including: Kaufman Apraxia assessment and treatment, Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP), DIR Floor Time Approach to Feeding, Sequential Oral Sensory (S.O.S.) Approach, and Progressive and Systematic Speech and Language Training for Children on the Autism Spectrum. She is also adept with using American Sign Language (ASL) as part of a Total Communication approach. Lorissa is excited to be part of the SNPT team and is looking forward to working with you and your child!