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Lynn Carahaly,
M.A., CCC-SLP

  • POSITION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
  • HOMETOWN Exton, PA
  • ALMA MATER The Ohio State University
  • MY SUPERPOWER Time Traveler

Lynn Carahaly, M.A., CCC-SLP, is the owner and executive director of Foundations Developmental House, LLC, located in Gilbert, AZ, founded in 2003. Carahaly received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Speech and Hearing Science from The Ohio State University. Her area of specialization is with the treatment of childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), language-based learning disabilities (i.e. reading and spelling impairments, written expression), auditory processing disorders, attention deficit hyperactive disorder/executive function deficit (EFD), as well as social communication disorders. Carahaly serves as an expert witness involving due processes cases requiring speech-language pathology expertise. She frequently performs independent educational evaluations (IEEs). She is the developer of The Speech-EZ® Apraxia Program. In addition, Carahaly has developed a family of iPad applications for apraxia and reading development (used in over 100 countries), other speech & language delays, and educational apps.

Carahaly lectures worldwide and has been a past keynote speaker for the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) national convention. She has presented at national ASHA conventions and other state conventions sharing her knowledge and passion for the field of speech-language pathology and related learning disorders.

Foundations Developmental House participates in field research for data collection to support the development and standardization of revising, updating, and creating new educational, speech-language and psychological assessment tools. FDH has institution affiliations with several state universities through their speech and hearing departments and provides clinical supervision and practicum support for master’s level and CFY clinicians. Carahaly has over 20 years of experience conducting evaluations and providing therapy in clinic-based and school-based settings.

Lynn Carahaly is a dedicated mother of a son and a daughter. She enjoys cooking, gardening, traveling and sports. She is passionate about her field and is an ongoing student in the evolving field of speech-language pathology.

Education

The Ohio State University: B.A. 1998; M.A. 2000

Licensure, Certificates, and Memberships

  • American Speech and Hearing Association
  • Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of Arizona
  • Arizona Department of Education Certificate:
  • American Psychological Association
  • Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist if the State of Nevada

 

Published Research

Fox, R.A., and Carahaly, L. (1998) Perceptual Magnet Effect in Corner Vowels. Journal of Acoustical Society of America, V.103, 5, PP. 2983-2991.

Unpublished Research

Carahaly, L. (2000) Listening Accuracy in Identifying Sexual Orientation of Male and Female Speakers. Department of Speech and Hearing Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Other Certifications and Provider Status

The Speech-EZ® Apraxia Program Certified Practitioner & Chief Trainer
Motor Cognition²® (MC²®) Certified Provider
Lindamood-Bell® Programs: LiPS®, Visualizing and Verbalizing®, Seeing Stars®, and Cloud Nine Math®
The Listening Program® (CP-BC) Certified Provider
Samonas Provider
Cogmed® Working Memory Training Provider
Fast ForWord® Provider
Bal-A-Vis-X Provider
Processing and Cognitive Enhancement (PACE); Master the Code (MTC) Provider

Professional Society Memberships and Other Association Memberships

  • Apraxia Kids
  • Arizona Association for the Gifted & Talented
  • Association of Educational Therapist-Allied Professional
  • National Coalition on Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Learning Disability Association of America

 

Article Publications

“Staying on Task”
Arizona Parenting Magazine (November 2014)

“When Words Don’t Come Easily”
Arizona Parenting Magazine (2013)

“Difficulty with Schoolwork Could be the Result of an Auditory Processing Problem”
The Home School Legal Defense Association Magazine (2010)

“The Connection Between Memory and Learning”
Chandler Community Magazine (2008)

“Distinguishing Signs of Auditory Processing Disorder from ADHD”
Early Childhood Report (2008)

“Sound Advice”
To your health-youth (2008)

“Now Hear This!”
Arizona Parenting Magazine (2007)

Presentation Experience

2019
Apraxia Kids; Pittsburg, PA
Apraxia and Literacy

2017
San Paolo, Brazil; Brazilia, Brazil
The Speech-EZ® Apraxia Program: From Diagnosis to Treatment to Literacy Development

2015
Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2015 Convention
San Antonio, TX
Attention and Executive Functioning Deficits: Impact on Language and Learning

National Conference on Childhood Apraxia of Speech
San Antonio, TX
What’s in Your IEP?
Memory and Learning

2013
American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) 2013 National Convention
Chicago, IL
Using Symbolic Gestures to Facilitate Speech Motor Planning and Literacy Development

Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ArSHA) 2013 State Convention
Phoenix, AZ
An Overview of Auditory Processing Disorder Subtypes and Practical Therapy Tips

2012
Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2012 Convention
San Antonio, TX
Using Symbolic Gestures to Facilitate Speech Motor Planning and Literacy Development

National Conference on Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Boston, MA
Overview of The Speech-EZ Apraxia Program

CEU course through Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Chandler, AZ
Houston, TX
New York, NY
Chicago, IL
Atlanta, GA
The Speech-EZ® Apraxia Program: From Diagnosis to Treatment to Literacy Development

Webinar Sponsored by CASANA (Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America)
Auditory Processing Deficits in Children with CAS: Effects of Speech Production & Literacy

2011
Keynote speaker for National Conference on Childhood Apraxia of Speech
San Diego, CA
Apps for Apraxia and Other Special Needs Areas

Using Symbolic Gestures to Facilitate Speech Motor Planning & Literacy Development

Auditory Processing Deficits in Children with CAS: Effects on Speech Production and Literacy

CEU course through Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Villanova University – Radnor, PA
University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA
The Speech-EZ® Apraxia Program: From Diagnosis to Treatment to Literacy Development

Autism Conferences of America (Winter and Spring 2011): All Ages and Abilities Autism/Asperger’s Conference
University of California – Irvine, CA
Phoenix, AZ
iPad Apps for Autism
Cogmed Working Memory Training in the ASD Population.

Teleconference Guest Speaker for Advanced Brain Technologies
Using The Listening Program for Children with Speech Sound Disorders

Webinar Sponsored by CASANA (Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America)
Apps for Apraxia and Other Special Needs

2010
CEU course through Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chandler, AZ
The Speech-EZ® Apraxia Program: From Diagnosis to Treatment to Literacy Development

Autism Society of Greater Phoenix
It’s not what you say it’s how you say it! The importance of prosody

2009
Autism Conferences of America: “Back to School” Autism/Asperger’s Conference
Phoenix, AZ
The role of auditory processing skills and social language.

Arizona Home Education Convention
Phoenix, AZ
Understanding your child’s learning challenges: Why your child may not be achieving academic success
Tools and Strategies to Support Children with AD/HD

2008
Advanced Brain Technologies International Convention,
Ogden, UT
Using The Listening Program to support speech therapy outcomes. Three case studies.

Evaluator Qualification Level

Carahaly holds a Qualification Level C from Pearson. This requires an advanced professional degree that provides appropriate training in the administration and interpretation of psychological tests, or license or certification from an agency that requires appropriate training and experience in the ethical and competent use of psychological tests as well as all Level B assessments.

Other
Lynn presents several times throughout the year to local support groups including:

  • Arizona apraxia parent support groups
  • Down syndrome parent support groups
  • Various autism parent support groups
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