History & Philosophy

Thank you for your interest in The Speech Language Learning Center. Established in 2006, our Flint Township Michigan speech clinic has a team of certified and highly qualified Speech Language Pathologists who specialize in working with children and adults.

We are a full service private practice that provides evaluation, diagnosis, and individualized treatment. Our therapists have extensive experience in identification, and treatment of communication related disorders. These include autism, apraxia of speech, auditory processing disorders, cleft lip and/or palate, hearing impairment disorders, stuttering and cognitive reorganization among many others. We are committed to providing you and your family the best speech therapy possible. If you have any questions or concerns regarding therapy, please contact us at (810) 733-3911 or send a message using our online form..

Michigan Speech Therapy Center

Watch the video to hear from the President of the Center as she explains her goal of providing affordable speech therapy services in the Genesee County / Mid Michigan region.

Meet our Speech Pathologists

Our Therapists will:

  • Help children achieve academic success by improving their speech and language skills.
  • Help children with speech and language problems successfully transition to school based services.
  • Help to determine if a child has a speech or language problem. (Speech check-up)
  • Help families to communicate again by providing services to stoke patients.
  • Help adults and children to improve their vocal quality.
  • Help children with Autism develop speech and language skills so they can communicate effectively.
  • Offer cost-effective services for private pay patients.

Glenda LockeGlenda Locke, M.A. CCC-SLP
Licensed and Certified

Glenda Locke is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist and President of The Speech Language Learning Center, Inc. In this role, Glenda leads a team of highly qualified professionals in the field of Speech-Language Pathology. She has extensive experience providing individual and or group speech therapy services to children, adolescents and adults with a variety of neurological and developmental communication disorders including articulation, language, various syndromes, brain injury, apraxia of speech and autism spectrum disorders. Her passion is in early intervention services.

Glenda is a highly qualified Speech-Language Pathologist who obtained her Masters of Arts Degree from Michigan State University in 1992 in Speech Language Pathology. She holds the Certification of Clinical Competency from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and sits on the Legislative/Advocacy Committee of the Michigan Speech Language Hearing Association. She was employed in various work settings from skilled nursing facilities, group homes, rehabilitation facilities to an outpatient clinic where she was employed for 7 years.

Glenda has designed and implemented a business plan to provide high quality, family focused speech therapy services in the community. She believes that all children in need of these services should be able to obtain them without barriers and at an affordable rate.

Glenda has implemented pediatric programs, supervised graduate students and Clinical Fellows. Glenda also has extensive experience and knowledge in school based interventions and works to coordinate those services to bridge the school year between the summer recess time and to prevent regression of already learned skills.

Carrie WallsCarrie Walls, M.A. CCC-SLP
Licensed and Certified

Carrie Walls is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist and has been a part of our team since 2005. She has vast experience with pediatric and adult patients. Her experience extends to children with autism, those who are nonverbal, have Down Syndrome, swallowing disorders, and apraxia. She has worked with children with hearing impairments and/or cochlear implants and possesses a knowledge of American Sign Language. She has worked with adults with voice disorders or who have acquired communication disorders following a stroke, closed head injury or laryngectomy.

Carrie obtained her Bachelor of Arts (1998) in Communication Disorders and Master of Arts in Communication Disorders (2001) from Central Michigan University and holds Certification of Clinical Competence from The American Speech Language Hearing Association (since 2001).

Carrie has extensive work experience in a variety of settings. She worked as an outpatient speech language pathologist for 8 years at McLaren’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Center and is now currently working for the Flint Community Schools along with her integral role at our clinic.

Jennifer HammillJennifer Hammill, M.A. CCC-SLP
Licensed and Certified

Jenny Hammill is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist and has been working at The Speech Language Learning Center since 2010. She has extensive experience with pediatric and adult patients. She works with children and adults of all ages with a wide range of communication disorders including articulation, language disorders, autism spectrum disorders, apraxia, hearing impairment, cleft lip and plate, various syndromes, neurological disorders, brain injury, and voice disorders.

Jenny is a highly qualified Speech-Language Pathologist who obtained her Bachelor of Science (1994) and Master of Arts (1995) degrees in Speech-Language Pathology from Central Michigan University. She has also earned a teaching certification from Michigan State University (2000) and holds Certification of Clinical Competence from The American Speech Language Hearing Association (since 1996).

Jenny has extensive work experience designing and implementing pediatric programs, supervising graduate students and clinical fellows, and serving in managerial roles. She worked for 15 years as a speech-language pathologist at McLaren in outpatient clinics.

Angie UplegerAngie Upleger, M.A. CCC-SLP
Licensed and Certified

Angie Upleger is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist and has been a part of our team since 2011. She has experience with both pediatric and adult patients. Her pediatric experience includes children with autism, Down Syndrome, apraxia, voice disorders, language delays and articulation impairments . She has worked with adults with voice disorders, those who have acquired communication disorders following a stroke or traumatic brain injury, and adults with swallowing disorders.

Angie obtained her Bachelor of Science in Speech and Language Pathology, graduating Summa Cum Laude, and Master of Arts in Speech and Language Pathology from Eastern Michigan University. She holds Certification of Clinical Competence from The American Speech Language Hearing Association. Angie has experience and knowledge in the special education process and school based therapies.

She currently works at Linden Charter Academy along with her role at our clinic. She works to ensure continued growth and development of each individual clients speech and language needs.

Meet Our New Occupational Therapist

The Speech Language Learning Center is excited to announce the addition of occupational services provided by Jessica Slater MOTR/L. Learn more about Jessica and occupational therapy services.

Testimonials

“Through speech therapy with Ms. Glenda, Jake has overcome the most debilitating aspects of his verbal apraxia. We now have many new opportunities to pursue that weren’t available to Jake before we met Ms. Glenda. I still can’t believe it when people tell me, “He sure is a TALKER, isn’t he?” –A.B., Swartz Creek, MI
“Every parent worries about what the future holds for their child. When my son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder I found all kinds of new worries. He started speech-language therapy at The Speech Language Center as a preschooler. All of the staff were so kind and welcoming it came to become one of his favorite places to go. He has made tremendous progress with his communication skills! We have great conversations now and his skills have improved so much that he was ready to be fully mainstreamed at school for kindergarten. There is no greater gift than to be able to communicate with your child. We still have a long road ahead, but my thoughts about my son’s future are much brighter…”- J.H. parent of son with ASD, Linden, MI
“We can’t say enough good things about the treatment our son and daughter received at The Speech Language Learning Center. They have been afforded opportunities that wouldn’t have been possible without the care they received from the awesome therapists. We didn’t feel that we were just a patient but actually family. We felt that each and every therapist had a genuine concern and love for our children and not to mention the significant speech progress they made!”- B.N. Fenton Township, MI

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