Elise Toro, Speech Language Pathologist
Elise holds a B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida and an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University.
Elise learned about speech-language pathology at a young age, when it helped a family member overcome a speech delay. Later, an experience shadowing a speech therapist solidified her desire to pursue a career in the field. She is dedicated to building meaningful relationships with children and families, and deeply values seeing children’s progress as they learn to communicate.
Elise has experience working on a school-based multidisciplinary team, where she screened, evaluated, and provided speech therapy to children with communication and developmental disorders. As a graduate student clinician in a private practice, she evaluated and treated children with auditory processing disorders, Down Syndrome, and childhood apraxia of speech. Also as a graduate student, she treated adults with various neurological, communication, and feeding/swallowing disorders at a nursing and rehabilitation center.
Elise has experience using Novachat (a speech-generating augmentative or alternative communication device) for individuals with decreased cognition and speech intelligibility. She is proficient in Spanish.