Speech Language Pathologist
Hi, I’m Lisa Monheit, M.S., CCC-SLP
And I’m excited to partner with you throughout the diagnostic process! I love my work, and I’m here to help you understand the aspects of communication that may be contributing to your or your child’s difficulties.
“Language impairment” (LI) is a broad term that covers a wide range of speech- and language-related conditions that may prevent children or adults from functioning well at school, work, or socially.
My extensive experience diagnosing and treating individuals across the age span gives me the opportunity to help you by providing expert diagnosis and recommendations.
My goal is to make this information as understandable and useful to you as possible!
Credentials and Experience
I hold a national credential, the Certificate of Clinical Competence, from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, as well as state licensure from the AZ Department of Health and K-12 SLP licensure from the AZ Department of Education. As a speech-language pathologist (SLP), I diagnose and treat a wide range of developmental and neurogenic communication disorders, including articulation and phonological deficits, fluency disorders (stuttering and cluttering), autism spectrum disorder, and receptive/expressive LI. I have practiced in a wide variety of settings, including private clinic, public and charter schools, and the Division of Developmental Disabilities, a part of the AZ Department of Economic Security that provides home-based services to disabled individuals across the lifespan. I have been supervising speech-language pathology assistants, who practice under a certified SLP’s license, for the past 13 years, and I partner with ASU to host and mentor graduate student clinicians. In addition, I work closely with members of my sister profession, audiology, to coordinate educational services for hearing impaired students in a local school district. As a fluent Spanish speaker, I differentially diagnose suspected communication disorders in Spanish-English bilingual children within the school setting.
A native of Long Island, NY, I grew up in a family that loved music and literature. This early exposure to opera and symphonic music lead to my pursuing a career in classical singing. I was a matriculant in the Juilliard School Pre-College Division for 2 years, then graduated with a B. Music in Voice Performance from The Manhattan School of Music. As a grant winner and finalist in numerous vocal competitions, I performed as a contralto soloist in concert, opera, and choral works throughout the US, Canada, Costa Rica, Italy, and England. Ultimately, despite success in the field, the life of a traveling musician did not suit me. After performing with the Flagstaff Festival for the Arts and the Grand Canyon Chamber Music Society, I fell in love with the desert southwest and moved to Arizona. I returned to school and completed a Masters Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from The University of Arizona in Tucson. After moving to the Phoenix area, I began working as a school-based SLP before founding my own company, Speech Pathways, Inc., through which I completed pediatric speech-language evaluations throughout the East Valley for 8 years. I currently work as a full-time speech-language pathologist for a local school district and I am excited to collaborate with Dr. Andersen as an independent contractor.