About Macy Grathwol M.S.Ed CCC-SLP

Hello! I'm Macy Grathwol, the owner and speech-language pathologist of My Speech Pocket, LLC. I am an ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) certified and Virginia-licensed pediatric SLP.

I provide my clients and their families with accessible tools and strategies to improve their communication skills and interpersonal relationships. My style of therapy works best when families take an active role in their child's speech therapy sessions and implement daily home practice.

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from James Madison University and my Master of Science in Education from Old Dominion University. My clinical experience ranges from inpatient rehab to pediatric outpatient clinics and public schools.

I have completed extensive training and continuing education in the areas of Alternative and Augmentative Communication systems (Unity, LAMP, DynaVox, PECS) as well as Autism, Motor Speech Disorders, and Early Language Therapy. My therapy approach focuses on incorporating family and client goals and interests in order to achieve functional communication skills and improve quality of life.

Certifications and Licensure

-VA SLP License # 2202007559

-ASHA Certification for Clinical Competency- Speech Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)

Specialized Trainings & Continuing Education

-Gestalt Language Processing/Natural Language Acquisition

-Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC)

-Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention

-Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP)

-Pittsburgh AAC Language Seminar Series (Prentke Romich Company)

-Beyond Requesting: I Definitely Have More to Say (Tobii-Dynavox)

- 8+ hours in Certified Autism Specialist Training (The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards )

-10+ hours related to Telepractice and Speech Language Pathology