Erica Lord, Speech-Language Pathologist
Erica graduated from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a Bachelor’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders and went on to earn a Master’s degree of the same title at Missouri State University. She is passionate about helping individuals with communication challenges realize their value and connect with themselves, their families, and others around them. She believes in helping children grow and thrive by using a strengths-based approach to focus and build on each child’s unique capabilities. Erica has experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse children and adults in both clinical and educational settings. At the Missouri State University Disability Resource Center, she trained individuals with physical and psychological disabilities to use accessible and assistive technology, such as AAC devices, FM systems, Smartpens, and adaptive software. As a graduate student, she also co-founded an organization on campus for students with low vision, and created a book club at a neuro-rehab center for adolescents and adults with traumatic brain injuries. She feels very passionate about facilitating environments that promote meaningful connections between individuals to aid in social-emotional development, relationship-building, and academic success. Erica is proficient in American Sign Language. In addition to providing individual speech-language therapy, she runs ICT’s Engines at Play Year-Round Program.