About

Shea Fitzgerald, M.A., CCC-SLP

Shea’s passion for helping others find their voice led to her dedicating her career to speech language pathology. Throughout her career, Shea has focused on working with children of all ages through adulthood, with a variety of speech and language disorders.

 

Shea earned a Bachelors in Psychology from University of California, Berkeley, and a Master’s degree, with honors, in Speech Language Pathology from San Jose State University.  She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and is licensed in the state of California.  In addition, Shea is a member of the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA) and a part-time faculty member at Chapman University, working with and supervising graduate students in the field. She is also a clinician at The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders at UCI.

 

She has spent her career working in clinical, educational and in-home settings, alongside professionals in different

disciplines to treat the child as a whole. Shea has gained a wealth of knowledge in the areas of early intervention, apraxia

of speech, and autism spectrum disorders. Her goal with every client is to begin therapy as early as possible, and engage

families in a collaborative process, which helps lead to greater success for her clients.

When she is not working with clients, Shea travels extensively, and has visited more than 40 countries.  Her travel has further

strengthened her desire to build strong connections with other people and cultures, and fostered personal development, all while

gaining new life changing experiences. Shea serves as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, and has

volunteered her time teaching children abroad in Russia and India.

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Experience

Education

Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from University of California, Berkeley

Master of Arts Degree in Speech Language Pathology from San Jose State University (with honors)

Qualifications & Training

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence (SLP-CCC) with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

  • Licensed with the California State Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology & Hearing Aid Dispensers Board

  • Member of the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA)

  • Practicum Supervisor, Part-time faculty at Chapman University (2019 - present)

  • PROMPT Trained with the PROMPT Institute

  • It Takes Two to Talk Certification, Hanen

  • More Than Words Certification, Hanen

  • Social Skills Trained by Michelle Garcia Winner

  • Picture Exchange Communication System Trained (PECS)

  • LAMP Words for Life Trained

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