LSLS Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist
Shelley Chesney received her undergraduate degree from Harding University in 1989 and her master’s degree from University of Central Arkansas in 1992. Her area of specialty is working with individuals with hearing loss and their families and has been focused on this for over 25 years. She has provided therapy for those individuals using sign language, cued speech, auditory-oral, and now focuses primarily on Auditory-Verbal Therapy. She is currently one of the only two LSLS Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapists in the state of Louisiana. Shelley has worked in a variety of settings including public schools, private practice, hospital, and is now the proud leader of Chesney Center Therapies, LLC. Her husband, Patrick Chesney, is way too good to her and they have 3 amazing young adult children – Evan, Claire, & Kaylan – all currently in college & grad school so that they can soon jump on someone else’s payroll!
Kelly Domiano received her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Southeastern Louisiana University in December, 2012. She entered this profession largely due to the influence of her brother, Dillon, who is one of those wonderfully inspiring people with autism! Kelly has received training in the Greenspan Floortime Approach™ for individuals with autism and other developmental disorders, and in October, 2013 she received her certification in It Takes Two To Talk-The Hanen Program for Parents of Children with Language Delays. She is also certified to conduct the Compton P-ESL program for adults in need of accent reduction/modification. Kelly also has experience with Auditory-Verbal therapy for infants, toddlers and young children with hearing loss, and auditory training for adults with hearing loss and is currently working toward her LSLS Certification as an Auditory-Verbal Therapist. Kelly is also the proud mother of sweet Baby Allie born in October 2016!
Bridget Poche is from Gonzales, Louisiana. She received her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Southeastern Louisiana University in December, 2015. Throughout college, Bridget worked with children with autism doing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy, where she learned various techniques in behavior management. Her passion is providing Auditory-Verbal Therapy to individuals with hearing loss who want listening and spoken language as their mode of communication and is currently one of the only two LSLS Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapists in the state of Louisiana. Bridget brings a spark of enthusiasm and creativity to her therapy sessions that is inspiring to all of us. She is also the one responsible for putting together our company volleyball team. She’s good, people.
Chesney Center Therapies is thrilled to be associated with Judy David, M.A., CCC-SLP of Judy David Therapy Services, LLC. Judy is a Speech-Language Pathologist with more than 30 years of experience in educational settings and private practice. Since 2000, Judy has been able to focus exclusively on Dyslexia and related reading/language disorders. She is the creator of the structured language intervention program, Making Sense of Sounds for Reading and Spelling, and has presented workshops on language and literacy. Judy holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), a Louisiana license in Speech-Language Pathology and a Louisiana Teaching Certificate. She is a member of ASHA, the Louisiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the International Dyslexia Association. Judy serves on the board of directors for Louisiana Key Academy, a charter school for students with Dyslexia.
Chesney Center Therapies is currently the only clinic in Louisiana with Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapists trained to work with families of children and adults who are deaf/HOH, wear hearing technology, and choose Listening and Spoken Language as their preferred mode of communication. Call today to schedule an appointment!
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5422 Superior Dr., Suite B Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Phone: 1 (225) 302-5030
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