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.
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