Suzanne Sawyer, MS, CCC-SLP is the founder of Sawyer Speech and Language Therapy, LLC, and is a nationally certified speech-language pathologist. She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association, holds a current Utah state professional license for Speech-Language Pathology, and is a member in good standing of the Utah Speech-Language Hearing Association. She obtained a Bachelor of Science Cum Laude in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Brigham Young University.
Suzanne has more than 16 years experience working in clinical, school and hospital settings treating individuals with a wide range of communication difficulties. She has also worked as a supervisor over graduate clinicians at the BYU Comprehensive Clinic, and she finds great satisfaction in mentoring and teaching others how to foster better communication.
When she worked in the public schools, Suzanne specialized in treating children with autism and was chosen by her district to receive special training working with this population. She is trained in orofacial myofunctional (tongue thrust) therapy, and has also received specialized training working with individuals with ADHD. Suzanne has worked professionally with hundreds of children and adults, and has experience with speech sound disorders, language disorders, fluency disorders, social skills, traumatic brain injury, a variety of motor speech disorders, aural rehabilitation, neurological impairments, apraxia, and processing disorders.
Suzanne emphasizes family involvement and education, and believes that considering her client’s family life, emotional development, social implications, and self esteem are all vital for effective treatment. As a parent herself of four children with varying speech and language abilities, she understands the importance of involving the entire family in a client’s treatment for better carry-over. She strives to provide the most up-to-date therapy techniques, and attends continuing education conferences and courses each year to maintain her high quality of client-centered therapy.