MEET THE TEAM
Samantha Aitken, M.S., CCC-SLP
My name is Samantha and I am the founder of Communicate at Home. I obtained a masters degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from East Carolina University and have been a speech-language pathologist since 2012.
I have spent my career specializing in building communication skills in children with disabilities, primarily Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have had the opportunity of moving around the country and working with a variety of organizations and learning from professionals who are the BEST at what they do. I am passionate about working with children with disabilities and empowering families to learn and help their child grow.
I look forward to working with you and your child!
Samantha Shaw, M.S., CCC-SLP
My name is Sam and I recently obtained my master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology at Chapman University in Southern California. Chapman’s program provided me with coursework and hands-on experience with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Alternative and Augmentative Communication, Dysphagia, and more. During my time as a graduate student I completed internships with United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County and the Children’s Hospital of Orange County where my knowledge and desire of teaching children flourished. At these sites, I worked with children who experienced disorders or deficits including but not limited to: articulation, apraxia of speech, swallowing, language, stuttering, and cleft palate/lip.
I look forward to growing as a person and a Speech Language Pathologist by working and learning with your family!
Britt Profant, M.A., CCC-SLP
My name is Britt. I recently earned my masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. I have completed my practicum coursework in a variety of settings including Spanish/English bilingual elementary schools, the Craniofacial/Cleft Palate Clinic of Children’s Hospital of Michigan, and I also completed my internship in acute care at Henry Ford Hospital. I feel very fortunate to have served a diverse population, including patients with trach/vent management needs, neurological disorders, dysphagia, Augmentative Alternative Communication, and pediatric speech, language, and swallowing disorders. My clinical experiences have shaped my ambition to serve pediatric patients in both medical and educational settings. I may be a Detroiter at heart, but I am absolutely thrilled to be working in Philadelphia as a member of the Communicate at Home team! I look forward to serving your family and community
Mary Kate Connelly, M.S., CCC-SLP
My name is Mary Kate and I was born and raised in the Philadelphia area where I attended La Salle University for Speech Language Pathology. I was fortunate to serve children with a variety of populations in graduate school including language disorders, speech sound disorders, autism spectrum disorders, as well as feeding and swallowing disorders. After graduating, I began my career as an SLP with Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech in Philadelphia where I continue to serve children with hearing loss as they learn to listen and talk.
I’m excited for the opportunity to grow as a clinician and collaborate with you and your family!
Hayley Shaver, M.S., CCC-SLP
My name is Hayley! I received my undergraduate degree from Penn State University and Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from La Salle University in 2016. My professional career began in rehabilitation centers servicing primarily the geriatric population post acute hospitalization. I then segued to the school aged population and am currently in my second year working as a SLP in The School District of Philadelphia. I have loved the opportunity to work with students from a multitude of backgrounds servicing a variety of disorders. Working as a SLP has given me the opportunity to foster relationships with kids while assisting them in reaching their goals; I am very lucky!
I look forward to working with you and your child, and assisting them in fulfilling their communication needs!