Hi there! Welcome to Speech Language Online. Our company is the product of two speech therapists coming together, Sam Kirby and David Shipps, to fill a hole in our field to meet the various communication needs of people throughout the country. Our team of licensed and certified speech-language pathologists are able to reach people nationwide with just the click of a button, and we think that is pretty exciting!
I am Sam Kirby, one of the founders of Speech Language Online. I am a young speech-language pathologist originally from Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, and currently living in sunny Jupiter, Florida. I completed my undergraduate and my graduate work at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2016. My undergraduate coursework was in communication disorders, with a concentration in education of the deaf and hard of hearing. My graduate coursework was widespread, with a strong emphasis on providing skilled speech therapy that has evidence base and proven to work. My clinical work was widespread, with experiences in preschools, school settings, a private clinic and a medical center. While in graduate school I also completed a thesis in Spanish-English bilingual phonology. I consider myself “fresh off the press” with regards to the most recent research in diagnosing and treating speech, language and cognitive disorders!
I began my career as a school-based speech therapist in Palm Beach County, while also holding a per diem position at a pediatric private practice. I went on to work for a rehabilitation hospital in Martin County working with adults.
I met David while working in Palm Beach County School District. We both have high aspirations, strong dedication to our profession, and a desire to do more. We talked about doing more for the kids who live in rural areas without access to private clinics, and for the adults with restricted mobility and limited access to transportation to get themselves to therapy. Even for the busy families who just don’t have the time to take their kids to speech therapy after school twice a week, this is for you!
We are a very close knit team. We believe in evidence-based practice, collaboration and professionalism. We also believe that every person deserves individualized, one-on-one therapy to reach their communication goals! Please contact us today, we would love to meet you!