My Story & Philosophy
Marissa Magro, M.S.Ed., CCC-SLP
I was born and raised in Olean, NY. After receiving my bachelor degree from SUNY Fredonia, I moved to Virginia Beach, VA to complete my master degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Old Dominion University. Since graduating in 2019, I have worked with children with speech and language disorders/delays.
It has long been my dream to return to Western NY and open my own practice where I can provide specialized, exceptional, and family-centered services to children and their families in my community.
In the past four years I have completed a significant amount of continuing education and post-graduate training in order to specialize in: Speech Sound Disorders (SSDs), Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), Gestalt Language Processing (GLP), and Early Intervention (EI) for Late Talkers
I am passionate about continuing to learn and implement the most current, evidence-based practices and therapeutic techniques. Some of my most notable, advanced post-graduate training includes:
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Advanced Training Workshop
Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) Training
Rapid Syllable Transition Training (ReST)
PROMPT Trained - Level 1
Natural Language Acquisition (NLA) Trained Clinician
I have received the ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE) for completing over 70 hours of post-graduate education with focus in the assessment and treatment of childhood apraxia of speech, speech sound disorders, early intervention/late talkers, and gestalt language processing.
Playful, Functional, Family-Centered
I'm passionate about providing therapy services that are:
I believe successful therapy stems from building a strong rapport with the children and families that I serve.
I believe in neurodiversity-affirming practices which embrace each child's unique strengths and interests while providing strategies for improved participation in the child's every day envrionments and activities.
I strive to educate and empower parents to understand and facilitate their child's development. By providing parents with strategies to promote growth and learning within the family's natural daily activities, I encourage parent's to have an important and active role in the therapeutic process.