Compass Speech Therapy is a private speech-language therapy pediatric practice servicing clients in South Carolina and New Jersey. In-person services are offered in Summerville, SC, while virtual sessions can be held via Zoom throughout the states of South Carolina and New Jersey.

What do we offer?

Compass Speech Therapy provides screenings, consultations, evaluations/diagnoses, and treatment to pediatric clients 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; school personnel; doctors; related service providers.) 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.

Treating Speech-Language Pathologist

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

Lindsay, an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist since 2010, 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 was a Division I scholar-athlete at Penn State where she captained the nationally-ranked and 5-time Big Ten Champion Nittany Lions Women’s Soccer Team.

Lindsay has extensive experience in the school setting. She began her career in the classroom as a fifth grade teacher in Northern Virginia. Lindsay then made a seamless transition to being a school-based speech-language pathologist, in which she worked with students ranging from PreK-12th grade. Her work in the schools continued upon moving to New Jersey, where she worked as a Speech-Language Specialist in a NJ public school district with students throughout PreK-8th grade.

Since being in private practice, Lindsay has been able to work with children in a variety of settings, including her office, daycares/preschools, and the child’s home environment (dependent upon proximity to her office.) Lindsay also uses the Zoom teletherapy platform to hold virtual sessions on a daily basis.

Lindsay’s vast knowledge and skill set can be attributed to her working with the following populations/programs in the school system:

*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

*Mainstreamed students with speech-only or Speech as a Related Service IEPs.

Lindsay’s special interests include the following areas: Articulation/Phonological Disorders; Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders; Augmentative and Alternative communication (AAC); Pragmatics (Social Skills); and, Developmental Delays.


  • Nationally certified member – Certificate of Clinical Competence, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

  • Licensed Speech Language Pathologist: New Jersey; South Carolina

  • Certified Speech Language Specialist, State of New Jersey Department of Education

  • PROMPT Level I trained

  • International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) Member
    • IAOM-trained in Orofacial Myology; Certification Track for Certified Orofacial Myologist

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