LaKia Abron, M.A., CCC-SLP joined Monkey Mouths, LLC in July 2017 as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (Go Blue!) with a bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Linguistics; with a minor in American Sign Language (ASL). Her passion for helping others, and belief in contributing to efforts larger than individual beings, led LaKia to the field of Speech-Language Pathology. LaKia completed her graduated studies at the University of Cincinnati; where she received her Masters of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
LaKia is experienced in the Sound Card System, Talk Tools Oral-Motor Placement Therapy, the Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, SOS Approach to Feeding, Sensory-Motor Feeding Therapy, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and CPR. She has extensive experience in pediatric oral motor and feeding disorders.
LaKia comes to Monkey Mouths from the Early Intervention setting, where she developed a passion for connecting with families to aid in improving overall quality of life, through functional communication. During her time in ECI, she developed a unique interest in feeding and swallowing disorders, and serving the medically fragile child. LaKia believes in taking a family-centered approach to speech and feeding therapy; and prides herself on the ability to carryover strategies for optimal success in the home.
In her free time, LaKia enjoys playing softball, volleyball, reading, research and spending time with friends and family. She’s excited for the opportunity to serve and meet the needs of your children!