ABOUT

Compass Speech Therapy is a private speech-language therapy practice in Northwest New Jersey (Morris County) that provides screenings, consultations, evaluations/diagnoses, and treatment to clients of all ages, with a concentration on pediatrics, given a wide-range of communication needs. Treatment plans are unique and individualized for every client, which incorporates the ideas and concerns from the entire “team” (i.e. parents/guardians; spouses; school personnel—teachers, Child Study Team members, etc; doctors; private providers). Compass Speech Therapy brings an innovative and unique style to therapy sessions, which enables the clients to become responsible, over time, with their progress monitoring and data tracking. This, along with the use of evidence-based treatment techniques and modern technology devices, allows us to engage our clients and, in turn, see growth and development in their communication skills.

Bio: Lindsay Bach Smith, M.S., CCC-SLP

Lindsay Bach Smith, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

 

“The memorable moments that are made every day in my job make me absolutely love what I do, whether it’s seeing a child’s face light up when they say their speech sound(s) for the first time, having a teacher tell you that they didn’t even know that their one student previously received speech therapy because her speech is so good, or having an elderly client walk up to you in a skilled nursing facility to say thanks, with tears in his eyes, for helping him ‘get [his] voice back’. It’s the little things. The baby steps made. The smiles on their faces. The voices heard. The gestures made. The communication demonstrated. That is what drives me to be my best, and that is the expectation here at Compass Speech Therapy ”   -Lindsay

Lindsay, an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist, is the director/owner and treating therapist at Compass Speech Therapy. Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kindergarten & Elementary Education from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from James Madison University. Lindsay has extensive experience in the school setting. She began her career in the classroom as a fifth grade teacher in Northern Virginia, where she was responsible for teaching all subjects to her students. Lindsay transitioned into being a school-based speech-language pathologist at the preK, kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high school levels, and she currently services students in preK through middle school on a part-time basis.

Lindsay’s vast knowledge and skill can be attributed to her working with the following populations/programs: Early Childhood Special Education; K-2 and Intensive Behavior Services for students with Autism, Intellectually Disabled (ID; formally known as Mental Retardation), self-contained programs, and mainstreamed students with speech-only or Speech as a Related Service IEPs. Lindsay’s special interests include the following areas of speech, language, and hearing disorders: articulation, phonological disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, augmentative communication, auditory processing, social skills and individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Delays, and working with children with disabilities.

Lindsay is a highly-qualified speech-language pathologist: