Dearta C. Smith, M.S. CCC-SLP is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist residing in Miami, Florida. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Processes and Disorders from the University of Florida (1993), a Master’s of Science degree in Public Health from Florida International University (1995) and a Master’s of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Florida International University (2004). She is licensed in the state of Florida and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). For over 15 years, she has worked with students at both the elementary and secondary levels. Presently, her work focuses on preschool students with developmental delays including those students who require the assistance of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). She endeavors to assist children with developing strong foundational language skills while fostering a love for reading.


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