MEET THE ABSOLUTE STAFF

 
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MEGHAN DANCY

Speech-Language Pathologist

Meghan is originally from Greensboro, North Carolina. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she completed a double major in Communication Studies with a concentration in Speech and Hearing Sciences and Linguistics. Meghan continued her graduate studies at East Carolina University where she earned a Masters of Science in speech-language pathology.


During her graduate studies at East Carolina University, Meghan was afforded the opportunity to work with a variety of populations and disorders in several different clinical settings including: on-campus clinics, daycares, homes, and hospitals. Meghan also assisted with the Aphasia Support Group, and was selected to serve on the Augmentative/Alternative communication team.


Meghan enjoys working with both adult and pediatric populations with special interests in childhood language development, augmentative/alternative communication and swallowing disorders.


Meghan is licensed by the board of North Carolina and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.


Email Meghan At: meghan.dancy@developmentaltherapy.com

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MICHELLE RYAN

Speech-Language Pathologist

Michelle is originally from New York and recently relocated to the Raleigh area in the Summer of 2011. She became interested in speech-language pathology while providing respite care for a young child with an autism spectrum disorder. Michelle earned her Bachelor’s in Communicative Sciences and Disorders with New York Initial Teaching Certification and her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology from the State University of New York at Geneseo.


During her educational and professional experience, Michelle had the opportunity to work with children and adults in speech clinics, preschools, elementary and high schools and alternative education programs. Michelle has experience working with preschool and school age children with articulation and language disorders, fluency disorders and autism spectrum disorders.


Michelle is licensed by the board of North Carolina and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.


Email Michelle At: michelle.ryan@developmentaltherapy.com

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JASON ZUCH

Speech-Language Pathologist

My name is Jason R. Zuch and I was born and raised in upstate New York where I spent most of my life. I had a typical 80's childhood of riding my bike around town unsupervised, sliding down metal slides that were 120 degrees in the sun, and playing Atari or the original Nintendo when I got home.  And I loved every minute of it!  I got blessed with an amazing family that has continued to grow with 2 brothers and their wives allowing me to have the joy of Nieces and Nephews. 

I went to College in Upstate NY for an undergrad in Child Clinical Psychology and was lucky enough to spend a year studying abroad, mainly in London, but also managing some backpacking to a few countries between studies.  It was overseas in one of my internships in a school for children with social-emotional needs that I first met and shadowed a Speech Pathologist and from there decided to change careers. I have been doing it ever since across a variety of settings and places including schools, homes, and clinics in several states; though my specialty and focus has been in Early Intervention.  My Fiancé and I moved to Raleigh in 2019 to improve her job prospects as a nurse (and get away from the snow), and what a crazy year it has been!

Jason is licensed by the board of North Carolina and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Email Jason At: jason.zuch@developmentaltherapy.com

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RACHEL RHYNE

Speech-Language Pathologist

Rachel is originally from Laurinburg, North Carolina and now enjoys residing in the Triangle. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education: Child Development and Families Studies (B-K) and her Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  


Rachel has provided assessment and therapy services to preschool and school-age children in both the public-school and private therapy settings. She has worked with children who have autism spectrum disorders, language impairments, fluency disorders, articulation/phonological impairments, hearing impairments, repaired cleft palates, down syndrome, childhood apraxia of speech, intellectual disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, among others. She has worked with children and families from a wide variety of cultures and native languages.


Rachel is licensed by the board of North Carolina and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.


Email Rachel At: rachelarhyne@gmail.com

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SARA ANNE BAKER

Speech-Language Pathologist

Sara is originally from Burlington, North Carolina. She earned her Bachelor of Science in 2018 from Appalachian State University in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Sara continued her graduate studies at North Carolina Central University where she earned a Master of Science in speech-language pathology. 

During graduate school, Sara served as a research and graduate assistant. During her clinical rotations, Sara worked with both children and adults and completed internships with local public schools, private practices specializing in early intervention, and adult rehabilitation centers.

Sara is passionate about working with young children and loves helping develop early communication skills. She has a strong interest in developmental disabilities and augmentative/alternative communication.

Sara is licensed by the board of North Carolina and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Email Sara at: sara.baker@developmentaltherapy.com