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Courtney Lackey, MA, CCC-SLP
Owner, Speech Language Pathologist

Courtney received her Bachelor’s degree in speech and hearing from Elmira College and her Master’s degree in speech language pathology from the University of Northern Colorado. Prior to starting Speech & Play, Courtney worked in an Early Childhood Special Education program, supporting families throughout Washington County. During this time she gained valuable experience helping children advance in their speech and language skills and learning to see the world through the eyes of the children she worked with.

 

Courtney believes strongly in supporting children and their families as a team. Including families in every aspect of a child’s treatment leads to greater progress and allows children and their families to share in the experience of success. Courtney has experience working with children with a variety speech and language needs, including late talkers, children with articulation and phonological disorders, autism spectrum disorder, and AAC communication needs.

 

When Courtney is not supporting communication in the many families she works with, she is busy spending time with her husband and their three children. Being a mother has given Courtney tremendous insight into the daily rewards and challenges of raising children, managing a family, and continuing to work in a field you love.

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Jim Brunsmann, MS, CCC-SLP
Owner, Speech Language Pathologist

Jim received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his master’s degree in speech and hearing from Portland State University. Jim has been working with children and adults with disabilities for over 20 years, most recently with an Early Childhood Special Education program.

Prior to moving to Portland in 2001, Jim spent time in San Jose, California working with the parks and recreation department as a sports coach for children with disabilities. It was during this time that he found a love for working with children. Jim’s favorite sports to coach were wheelchair basketball, archery and power soccer.

Jim believes that children learn best when they are having fun and he embeds many of his teaching goals into activities children love to do. His joy in working with children comes from watching the gains they make day-to-day that have an enormous impact on the rest of their lives.

Outside of work, Jim enjoys reading science fiction, goofing around with his dog Bella, and watching the Blazers and Timbers games.

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Brittnee Cleveland, MS, CCC-SLP
Owner, Speech Language Pathologist

Brittnee received her bachelor’s degree in speech and hearing science from Arizona State University and her master’s degree in speech language pathology from Nova Southeastern University. Brittnee began working with children in Early Childhood Special Education in 2010, where she had the opportunity to learn from a variety of specialists. It was there that she met Jim and Courtney, joining Speech & Play full-time in 2017. 

Brittnee is passionate about helping children improve their communication skills through fun and engaging activities. Brittnee’s creative personality allows her to connect with children and their families, creating an environment where learning is enjoyable for everyone.

Outside of work, Brittnee enjoys spending time with her family, working on puzzles, and watching reruns of her favorite shows.

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Megan Johnson, MS, CF-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Megan received her bachelor's degree in communicative disorders from California State University, Northridge and her master's degree from University of Redlands in communication sciences and disorders.

Megan's strong clinical skills and desire to learn allow her to provide effective therapy, while focusing on family goals and priorities. Her playful and encouraging style allows for a safe space in which children can learn and build confidence in their ability to communicate. 

Megan recently moved to Oregon from California and has been spending her free time exploring all that Oregon has to offer. When she's not outside on an adventure, you might find her listening to music at a venue or watching a scary movie. 

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Mandi Envoro, MS, CF-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Mandi received her bachelor's degree in social and behavioral studies from George Fox University and her master's degree from Pacific University in speech language pathology. 

Mandi's outgoing and thoughtful personality allows her to tailor her sessions to the unique needs and interests of each individual child and their family. 

Outside of work, Mandi enjoys spending time with her family, always finding fun activities for her two children. 

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Shannon Westby, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Shannon received her bachelor's degree in psychology from California State University, Long Beach, her post-baccalaureate in speech and hearing sciences from Portland State University. Shannon completed her master's degree from Pacific University in communication sciences and disorders.

Shannon believes in creating shared joy and building meaningful connections with children and families during therapy. She values the strengths in each child's communication style to facilitate learning and growth in new skill areas.

In her free time, Shannon enjoys rock climbing, music, exploring the outdoors with her husband and spending time with their cat and dog at home. 

FAMILY CENTERED

HIGHLY TRAINED THERAPISTS

COMMITTED TO GROWTH

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