Carol Lorioux Loup
I am the owner and a therapist at Clear Speech. I earned a Masters Degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences from Wichita State University in 1982. After working for the Wyandotte County public schools in Kansas, the Head Start Program for King, County, and the Auburn school district I earned a certificate in Neurodevelopmental Treatment.
With fifteen years in the public schools under my belt I was welcomed into private practice at Children’s Therapy of Woodinville (CTW). Through working with the talented staff at CTW, I was introduced to sensory processing, in-depth oral motor therapies, and feeding intervention. In 2000 I opened a private practice in Everett, Washington specializing in treating children in a natural environment.
It has been my distinct honor to work with children who have phonological disorders, apraxia, receptive and expressive language disorders, auditory processing disorders, and feeding disorders. Clear Speech opened a successful intensive feeding program in 2006 and is the only program in the pacific northwest to treat families in a natural environment that emulates their own homes. This approach makes the therapy process understandable and achievable.
When I’m not working I enjoy reading, cooking, surfing and road trips. My children have elected to make the pacific northwest their home and are a continual source of joy in my life.
In June 2016 I moved 1,968 miles across the country from Edmond, Oklahoma to Seattle, Washington with my fiancé, Conor and dog, Beara. After graduating with my Masters degree from the University of Oklahoma, I knew I wanted to go on an adventure. Hiking and kayaking have always been hobbies of mine and Washington is full of adventure. It is sometimes nerve racking starting a new life in a different state, but working at Clear Speech, Inc. is my home away from home. The comfortable environment of Clear Speech and the time I can spend with patients and their families are some of the many reasons I enjoy working for this clinic. I am passionate about creating a partnership that best benefits the child and family and Clear Speech, Inc shares this passion.
I have always loved working with children. I taught swim lessons for children 1-15 years through “mommy and me” classes. In graduate school, I had the opportunity to complete externships in a variety of locations including: a hospital acute care, a skilled nursing facility, an elementary school, a high school, and a pediatric home health private practice.
Hello! My name is Dua. I am from Shimla, a small hill town in the Himalayan mountain ranges in Himachal Pradesh, India. I completed my Bachelors of Science degree in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology from PGIMER Chandigarh, India in 2007. I worked as an audiologist and speech-language pathologist at a school for children with hearing impairment in India for 6 months before moving to the Lawrence, Kansas to work on a Masters degree in 2008. I graduated with a Masters of Arts in Speech- Language Pathology in 2010. During my Masters program I worked as a research assistant on a study targeted at creating a rating scale for assessment of communication abilities in children and adults with severe multiple impairments.
After earning my Masters, I moved to Washington to work in a skilled nursing facility. I love living in Washington because of the cedarwood trees here which remind me of growing up in Shimla. I worked in skilled nursing facilities for 7 years both as a speech-language pathologist and a rehabilitation director. My responsibilities included treating clients and managing the therapy department. I enjoyed working with the older adults because of their insight about life and their unique experiences that they were kind enough to share with me during our time together.
I am certified in Lee-Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT) and Vital Stim therapy. Both are successfully used for treatment with the pediatric and adult population. I have also completed a leadership development program through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and have earned 3 ASHA ACEs (Award for Continuing Education). ACE is a formal recognition of professionals who have demonstrated their commitment to lifelong learning by earning 7.0 ASHA continuing education units (CEUs) (equivalent to 70 contact hours) within a 36-month period.
After 7 years of working with the adult population, I decided to make a transition and start working with children in a private practice setting. This brought me to Clear Speech Inc. I am excited to see what this new journey will bring into my life.
In my spare time, I enjoy connecting with my extended family via phone or Skype, taking care of our fish, and traveling with my husband Tarun.
My name is Priscilla Phillips, and its a pleasure to join the Clear Speech team from the Sooner State, Oklahoma! It was there that I received my B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders and M.A. in Speech Language Pathology. During my time at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, I assisted in research regarding fast-mapping skills of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This work fueled my interest in serving children with ASD and their families. Upon completing my master’s degree, I accepted a job that allowed me the opportunity to learn Spanish in Central America through a 12-week immersive study. Afterwards, I worked in a pediatric outpatient setting with Latino children who had a variety of communication delays and disorders. Clear Speech, Inc attracted my attention because of it’s unique service delivery model, client centered methods, and a model of care that includes the whole family.
When I am not working, I enjoy cooking and exploring my new home state alongside my husband and our furbaby, Edd. We look forward to hiking, snowshoeing, and drinking coffee and exploring all that Washington has to offer.
Hi, I’m Melissa and I’m proud to be the only clinician at Clear Speech born and raised here in Washington! I went to Snohomish High School (go Panthers!) and the University of Washington (go Huskies!) to earn my Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature. I moved to New York City right after graduation and spent 4 years working as a middle school English and Social Studies teacher while earning my Masters in Teaching. I then backpacked for a year through Central America before moving back to Seattle to nanny, teach preschool, and earn a post-baccalaureate degreee in Communication Sciences and Disorders. But my adventures spent traveling had not quite finished, as I moved to Australia to earn my Master of Speech Pathology at the University of Melbourne. After graduating, I visited Malaysia, India, England, and Scotland before eventually returning home to the Pacific Northwest and beginning my career at this clinic. I love living in Seattle, and spend my spare time playing trombone, running, doing yoga, attending live theater, reading feminist literature, and singing karaoke. My clinical passions include treating literacy, fluency disorders, alternative and augmentative communication, and using music as a therapy tool. My dreams are to eventually run a performing arts program for children with disabilities and to one day open a bar and restaurant tailored to customers with communication and swallowing difficulties. I look forward to meeting you and working with your child to help them achieve their goals!
Hi, I’m Carolyn! I’m originally from the Chicago area but spent several
years living in Texas, Wisconsin, and Michigan teaching outdoor education
before deciding to pursue my Master’s in Occupational Therapy at the
beautiful University of British Columbia. After graduating in July 2018 I
wasn’t ready to leave the amazing Pacific Northwest and everything the
mountains and life by the ocean has to offer as I love hiking, skiing, and
kayaking! I’ve found a home here at Clear Speech, Inc. which attracted me
based on its unique home design, family centered care, and incredibly
friendly staff. I’m excited to be here and improve physical development,
social/emotional development, and sensory processing skills to maximize
functional potential in areas of daily living.
I joined the Clear Speech team after working in the banking industry for fifteen years. Change sometimes can seem like a difficult thing, however working at Clear Speech has been the most rewarding career move! I enjoy coming “home”. It’s a wonderful feeling knowing I am part of something greater, especially when it benefits our patients, families, colleagues, and the community at large.
In my free time you will find me in the mountains. My son and I enjoy hiking, camping, cooking, gardening, and spending an afternoon digging at the beach. Every day I learn something new through my child’s eyes, currently dinosaurs! Working at Clear Speech allows me an opportunity to participate directly in my son’s education. I have always lived in the Everett/Mukilteo area and truly enjoy what the Pacific Northwest has to offer. We have the water, the mountains, and all of Mother Nature’s beauty surrounding us. I now have the work life balance that affords participation in both free time and a career that makes a difference in peoples lives.
Hello! My name is Kelsey. I went to the University of Arizona and earned my bachelor’s degree in education. Teaching kids has been one of my greatest passions!
I am excited to be on the Clear Speech Inc. team. It’s inviting environment paired with the high quality of care they give children match my own personal goals. Once, I saw the love and attention that was given to my own son who was a patient here- I knew that working here would be a great fit.
I am from sunny Arizona and couldn’t be happier to be in the Pacific Northwest. I love everything outdoors and so do my two little boys. When I’m not at work, I am enjoying playing outside with my sons, going to the library, and playing games with my husband.