Lisa R. Baron, MS, CCC/SLP is the Director of Baron Therapy Services, LLC. She is a practicing speech language pathologist who is expert in evaluating and treating children and adults who have speech, language and feeding/swallowing disorders.
Lisa R. Baron, MS, CCC/SLP holds a license from the Connecticut Department of Health as a speech language pathologist. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She also is a member of three special interest divisions of ASHA including Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia). She has 20 years of experience working as a speech language pathologist with children and adults of all ages who had a wide variety of speech, language and feeding problems. As a speech language pathologist, she has practiced in many settings including outpatient rehabilitation, sub-acute care, homecare, public schools, private schools, and private clinics. Specializing in motor speech disorders (including apraxia and dysarthria), Lisa has a passion for helping unintelligible and non-verbal children become verbally competent, and helping children eat / feed successfully. She utilizes her talents and research based best practices as a speech language pathologist to provide the highest level of care possible to all her patients.
In addition to providing direct care, Lisa is dedicated to teaching and continuing education. She has supervised graduate student clinicians in their fieldwork, and graduates completing their clinical fellowships. She has been awarded many credits beyond her master’s degree for completing courses and participating in conferences.
Some of the most pertinent continuing education that Lisa R. Baron, MS, CCC/SLP has completed include:
- Treatment of Dysarthria: Evidence-Based Practice
- Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS): Differential Diagnosis
- Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS): Treatment Techniques
- Spoken Language Development in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Dysphagia Intervention In Schools: Team Development and Treatment Strategies
- Evaluation of Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing
- Pediatric Voice and Upper Airway Disorders: Current Management Practices
- Resonance Disorders and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction: Evaluation and Treatment
- The Role of Therapeutic Exercises in the Treatment of Dysphagia
- The Use of Nonspeech Oral Motor Treatments for Developmental Speech-Sound
- Production Disorders
- Acquired Apraxia of Speech: Evidence-Based Intervention
- Aphasia: Treatment for Lexical and Sentence Production Skills
- Perspectives in the Assessment of Children’s Speech
- Auditory Processing Disorders: Assessment, Differential Diagnosis, and Treatment
When asked who her most prominent mentors were, Lisa knew her answer immediately. “My father who is a pediatrician, and my mother who is a teacher and nurse were incredible mentors to me throughout my life. My profession combines the medical and educational fields, and practicing comes naturally to me. I grew up in a home where both my parents supported and taught me work ethics and values. I often sat in my mother’s classroom to watch her teach. I was always amazed at how she engaged her students, sparked their curiosity, and love of learning. I frequently joined my father on rounds at the hospital. As an Associate Clinical Professor at Yale, he had experience with shaping young professionals. He has been an excellent teacher. I had the advantage of furthering my medical background beyond the offerings of my formal schooling. I was fortunate to be taught so closely, and find the field that seemed custom made for me. Every day I am excited to go to work. To unlock the voice of a person in need is precious, life affirming, connecting, and ensuring of the future. The opportunity to practice my profession is truly a blessing.”