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About Us

Pediatric Speech & Language Therapy Services

 
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Owner/SLP:
Danielle Ninic, M.A. CCC-SLP

Hi! I’m Danielle. Speech-Language Pathologist and Owner of Lake County Speech.

I am almost 30 although I don’t feel it! That’s all that matters, right? Wife, mama to 11 month old Meredith, German Shepherd Bella, and Kitty. Some of my hobbies include spending time with my family of course, and puzzles and reading even though I never have time for those things. I’m working on it. I’m also pretty passionate about health and fitness and eating DQ blizzards (figure that one out ). I love watermelon, giraffes, and the color yellow. Grew up in Mentor on the Lake and have lived in Lake County ever since (except for a year stint in Spain). Early Childhood Education was my first career and I pretty much love anything with that age group! I decided to go back for speech therapy when I realized I wanted to do more to help on a deeper level. 

I was motivated to open up my practice right out of graduate school when I learned that so many kids in our area were going without services due to very long waiting lists. I worked at an incredible Autism facility that shaped my career and life in so many ways while I built up my practice. We are now settled into our office space in Mentor and happily helping so many kids every day!

 
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Jessica Melaragno, M.A. CF-SLP
In-Office Therapist

Hi! My name is Jessica Melaragno and I recently graduated from Cleveland State University with a master’s degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology. I enjoy fishing, working out, and being surrounded by my loved ones. I chose the field of Speech Pathology because I have a passion for making a difference and changing the lives of others. I strive to improve the gift of communication to allow individuals to use their voice to make a difference in the world. I have a passion for treating the pediatric population as I admire children’s resilience, compassion, and determination. I enjoy using my clinical knowledge and expertise to support them in their speech, language and communication development. I am excited to be a part of Lake County Speech!

 
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Maysie Walker, M.A. CF-SLP
Travel/In-Home Therapist

Hi! My name is Maysie Walker. I’m 23 years old and I graduated from Cleveland State University with my Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. I chose this career path because it perfectly married two of my favorite things: studying language and helping others! My true passion is working with pediatric clients. I dedicate my time to helping these clients build upon the foundational speech, language, and social skills required to be successful both inside the classroom and beyond. I am experienced working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, multiple disabilities, and emotional/behavioral concerns. I am committed to getting to know my clients and their families in order to provide services that suit their specific needs. Learning new skills can be challenging and frustrating for many kiddos! My main goal is to decrease that frustration and make speech therapy fun! To do this, I choose materials and activities that help my clients feel motivated, engaged, and successful during every therapy session. When I’m not working, I like to spend my free time traveling, hiking, reading, walking my dog, or relaxing on the couch with my cats!