Molly Menzie, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Molly is originally from Pittsburgh, PA, but relocated to the South Shore of Massachusetts in her early childhood. Therefore, she calls Boston "home." In 2008 she moved to Utah for snowboarding and stayed to attend the University of Utah for graduate school. She completed graduate school in 2012 and moved to Seattle, WA to start her clinical fellowship year (CFY).
Molly has always had a strong connection with children, and has worked with children in various settings. During undergraduate school at UMass Amherst, Molly was an afterschool teacher in an elementary school. Originally, she intended to become an elementary school teacher. Following undergraduate school, Molly gained experience as a preschool teacher, an early education and care coordinator, and an ABA therapist.
In graduate school, Molly's clinical internships included outpatient neurological rehabilitation, elementary and middle school, voice and swallowing outpatient rehabilitation, and diagnostics in a neonatal follow-up clinic. After graduating from the University of Utah with her masters in Speech Language Pathology, she completed her CFY at Independence Rehab, a contract company specializing in adult and geriatric rehabilitation services in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and assisted living facilities (ALFs).
As Molly truly missed working with children, she returned to pediatric outpatient therapy in July 2013. Molly enjoys child centered therapy, while implementing ABA principles to guide the child's motivation and participation in a fun, energetic and evidence-based practice session. Building rapport and creating a safe and warm environment are crucial elements to gaining trust and creating the opportunity for change and improvement in language, articulation, and pragmatics. Her primary areas of interest are in mixed expressive-receptive language disorders and morphology, as she can be a little bit of a grammar nerd. She also believes in collaborating across disciplines and settings in order to ensure consistency and generalization of skills.
- M.S. Speech Pathology
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
- B.A. Spanish
University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Amherst, MA
additional / post graduate training
- Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) Level 1 Certified
- Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) training; certificate of completion
- EBP in Accent Modification: Understanding client needs and values; certificate of completion
- Improving Oral-Motor Functioning in Pediatric Feeding Disorders; certificate of completion
- Conquering R: Effective Evaluation and Intervention Procedures; certificate of completion
- Practical Tips to Differentiate Social Communication Disorder From Autism Spectrum Disorder; certificate of completion
- PECS Level 1 Training; certificate of completion
- Mixed Expressive-Receptive Language Disorders
- Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)
- Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
- Pragmatic Language Disorders
- Specific Language Impairment (SLI)
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, snowboarding, camping, reading, and exploring the Pacific Northwest. On the weekends she is often traveling with her family to Whistler, BC, the Olympic Peninsula, Portland, OR, the San Juan Islands, or wherever there is good food, good snow, and something interesting to see.