Whidden, M.A., CCC-SLP, is a partner at Basic Concepts. She received her
master's degree in speech language pathology from the University of Maryland.
With over 15 years experience in private practice, public school and hospital
settings, Katy specializes in the assessment, evaluation, and treatment of
auditory processing disorders, receptive and expressive language delays,
articulation disorders, and social skill deficits that often accompany autism
disorders, downís syndrome and learning disabilities. She enjoys implementing
programs to enhance children's written communication and reading skills as well.
Katy also specializes in designing and implementing therapeutic and educational
curriculum for children ages 3-10.
Sarah Graf, M.Ed., CEIM, is a partner at Basic Concepts. She received
her master's degree from the University of Maryland in special education. Sarah
has worked in a variety of educational settings. With a comprehensive background
in early intervention, she is skilled in designing and implementing educational
programs for children with disabilities from birth through 5th grade. In addition
to educational programs, Sarah specializes in developing social skill and behavioral
programs for use in natural environments such as home, private school, and day
care settings. Sarah also enjoys her role as a certified educator of infant massage.
Mariel Phillips, M.A., CCC-SLP is a licensed speech language pathologist who
received her master's degree from Hofstra University. She has experience in both
private and public educational settings. Mariel is skilled in the assessment and
treatment of children ages 3 through 18 with various needs including; articulation
problems, auditory processing disorders, and receptive/expressive language delays.
Mariel also has extensive experience working with children with social skills deficits both
individually and in group settings.
Bethany Shoaf, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a licensed speech language pathologist who
received her bachelorís-masterís degree from College Misericordia in Dallas, PA.
Bethany has experience providing speech therapy services both in the public
schools and on a private, home-health basis. She has worked with a variety of
children from ages birth through 18 and is skilled in assessing and treating
language, articulation, and oral-motor disorders as well as social-pragmatics
deficits. Special areas of interest include childhood apraxia of speech, autism
spectrum disorder, and other developmental disabilities.
Stephanie Souder, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a licensed speech language pathologist.
She received her masterís degree from Loyola University Maryland. Stephanie
has experience in assessing and treating speech and language disorders with
the preschool through elementary population. Stephanie has a special interest in
the area of preschool language delays, downís syndrome and learning disabilities.
Heather McIntosh, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a licensed speech language pathologist. She received her masterís degree from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Heather has experience treating children and adolescents in both private and public settings. She is skilled in assessing and treating articulation, language, and pragmatic language disorders. Heather specializes in working with children to improve play and social skills.
Emma Shebest, M.Ed., holds a masterís degree in special education from the University of Maryland. She has experience teaching children and adults across all disabilities. She has experience in private and public self-contained and total inclusion classrooms. Emma specializes in working with children to improve academic and social skills and in adapting lessons to meet the needs of all learners.
Becky Thomas, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a licensed speech language pathologist. She received her masterís degree from Towson University. Becky has experience assessing and treating preschool and school-aged students with a variety of disabilities in the public school and private settings. She is skilled at assessing and treating children with articulation and phonological processing disorders, receptive/expressive language delays and auditory processing disorders. Special training includes PROMPT therapy.