Melanie McGriff, M.Ed., CCC-SLP is owner, clinical director, and practicing speech therapist at Kid’s Creek Therapy. For the past 22 years, she has worked with many children in a variety of settings including the school system, home health, and private clinics specializing in pediatrics. She previously served on the board of lead speech language pathologists (SLPs) in Atlanta for public schools. Melanie enjoys teaching and mentoring new therapists, and previously taught introductory courses in speech pathology at the University of West Georgia.
Melanie specializes in working with children to improve difficulties related to phonological development, oral-sensory motor skills, early language development, feeding/swallowing skills and apraxia of speech. She is a trained specialist in myofunctional therapy and was one of the first two therapists in the state of Georgia accepted for membership in the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM). She presented research results in phonological development at the American Speech Language Hearing Convention.
As part of her commitment to excellence in therapy, Melanie has participated in continuing education coursework such as Sarah Rosenfeld-Johnson’s oral motor techniques and pediatric feeding/swallowing. She has also been trained in PROMPT, the SOS approach to feeding, and Debra Beckman Oral Motor Therapy.
Melanie is available to conduct intensive therapy weeks for children with apraxia utilizing PROMPT, Beckman, and Kaufman treatment techniques. Her insights and her commitment to improving the lives of the children she works with, combined with results achieved with patients, make Melanie a sought-after therapist and consultant.
Melanie and her husband Shane have been married since 1992 and have three children, Rachael, James and Mimi.