At Align Speech Therapy and Consulting, our mission is to guide you in aligning what you think, say, and do to reach your maximum potential by providing accessible, effective, and functional therapy services.
Above all, we focus on exceptional CARE, person and family-centered OUTCOMES, and comprehensive EDUCATION and SUPPORT for our clients and families. Furthermore, our medical speech-language pathology background and training allow us to address your most complex speech, cognitive, communication, swallowing, and voice therapy needs.
We provide in-home therapy services in Pawleys Island, Murrells Inlet, and surrounding areas.
Additionally, we provide online therapy services for residents of Arizona, California, and South Carolina.
Amanda Barclay M.S., CCC-SLP
"I am passionate about my field and I am so inspired by the individuals I have had the opportunity to serve over the years."
Amanda has worked in the field of medical speech-language pathology since 2002. She holds the Certification of Clinical Competence (CCC) by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed with the state of South Carolina, Arizona, and California. She graduated with her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas. Amanda is an accomplished clinician, educator, and leader. She was Speech Therapy Supervisor in a Level II Hospital Trauma Center and Certified Stroke Center in Southern California for 6 years. Amanda was adjunct faculty at Chapman University in Orange, CA in their post-baccalaureate communication sciences and disorders certification program and taught two courses: Anatomy and Physiology and Neurology and Neurogenics for two years. She served as Director of Therapy Services for Providence Speech and Hearing Center, a non-profit based in Southern CA, for seven years and managed the clinical staff, programs, and operations for seven outpatient locations.
Amanda's clinical experience includes over fifteen years of evaluating and treating individuals with speech, language, cognitive, voice, and swallowing disorders. She has served individuals with diagnoses of non-traumatic and traumatic brain injury, post-concussive syndrome, stroke, cardiac disease, pulmonary disease, head and neck cancer, brain tumor and spinal cord injury. She is trained and skilled in executing Modified Barium Swallow Studies (MBSS) for adult and pediatric patients with dysphagia. She is also trained in performing Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES). She supervised over 75 speech-language pathologists, graduate student interns, and clinical fellows in her previous roles. Amanda served on many hospital committees involved in development and training for stroke and brain injury programs. She also served on a neonatal feeding and swallowing team for three years as well as a pediatric trauma team for five years. Amanda has completed advanced training in the treatment of swallowing disorders and is certified in the McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program.
Amanda relocated to Pawleys Island with her family in 2017 to live closer to her parents and enjoy everything the area has to offer.
Licensure and Certification
American Speech-Language- Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence
Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, State of California #13639
Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, State of Arizona #7719
Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, State of South Carolina #6188
Member of the South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Alexis Magoto M.A., CCC-SLP
"I believe that communication is a fundamental right for everyone, and I became a speech-language pathologist to ensure individuals of all ages have access to services that will help them find their voice.”
Alexis has worked in the field of speech-language pathology for over 5 years. She holds the Certification of Clinical Competence (CCC) by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed in the state of South Carolina. She graduated with her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Ohio University.
Alexis has practiced as a speech-language pathologist in a variety of settings including skilled nursing, home health, and public schools. She completed her clinical externships in hospital and public school settings. She recently relocated to South Carolina.
Alexis's special interest areas are focused on voice and motor speech disorders across the life span. She also has experience in the treatment of adults with speech, language, and swallowing disorders resulting from stroke, Parkinson’s, head and neck cancer, dementia, traumatic brain injury, and other neurogenic conditions.
Alexis's empathetic and caring nature allows her to form close, professional relationships with clients and families. By creating a safe and trusting space for clients to work towards their goals, Alexis uses individual strengths to acquire functional and meaningful skills that will positively impact their quality of life.
Outside of her work as a speech therapist, Alexis enjoys reading, movies, the arts, and outdoor activities. Lifelong learning is another passion of Alexis's, and she enjoys expanding her knowledge both personally and professionally.
Ann Kakuda M.S.Ed., CCC-SLP
"I am passionate about providing functional-based treatment and abolishing ageism.”
Ann has worked in the field of speech-language pathology for over 30 years. She holds the Certification of Clinical Competence (CCC) by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed in the state of South Carolina. She graduated with her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Buffalo State University.
Ann's primary professional experience has been working with the geriatric population through in-home therapy to treat patients with ALS, Parkinson’s Disease, Shy Drager Syndrome, aphasia, CVA, voice disorders, dysphagia, dysarthria, dementia, head and neck cancer, and TBI.
Ann builds trusting and supportive relationships with her clients by taking the time to hear about their lives, their families, and their histories. She is dedicated to providing functional-based treatment and abolishing ageism. With a deep understanding of how important family is in the therapy process, she works to involve family from the very start. Family members are often the client's primary communication partners and Ann believes in educating and support family members so they can better understand how to support their loved ones.
Ann recently moved from Orange County, NY to Conway, SC. She is enjoying discovering everything her new home has to offer, from cafes to the coast. Ann loves reading, playing golf, riding her bike, and practicing yoga. Her next adventure is going to be learning how to paddleboard.