Chris Rowlee, Clinical Supervisor

Chris attended Florida State University, where she earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Communications Disorders. Chris became interested in speech therapy when her father received long-term speech therapy due to a stroke that affected his ability to read, write, and speak. She began her career at a VA Hospital, where she worked with adults with neurological disorders. She credits this experience as developing a foundation for how to evaluate and care for patients on a comprehensive level, going beyond the presenting issue to incorporate the full picture of a patient’s environment and functioning into treatment. She went on to work as a traveling therapist focusing on the nursing home population, and then began working in pediatric settings including private practice, Miami Children’s Health System, and Baptist Health South Florida. She values a collaborative approach to treatment, in which a child’s entire team of family, therapists, teachers and other support figures work together. Chris is certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association and has attended numerous trainings in VitalStim Therapy, PROMPT, SOS Approach to Feeding, DIR/Floortime, Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, AEIOU, and the Perception-Action Approach to Intervention for Children with Movement Disorders. She also has an extensive background in mild traumatic brain injury.