Elizabeth Forgey Stafford


Virginia Beach , VA

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About me

Hi! I'm Elizabeth. I became a licensed speech-language pathologist (SLP) in 2017.I became an SLP to support children and adults similar to my younger brother who was a late language learner when he was young. His caring, passionate SLP inspired me to look closer into the healthcare professions when I was in high school. This memory, my want to make a positive impact on other peoples' lives, and my love for all aspects of communication when obtaining my Bachelors and Masters degrees really drew me to this profession. I have a certificate in providing Early Intervention services in Virginia Preschool/School-Age Fluency Certificate, Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding training. I also completed another SOS course to address feeding concerning from age 6 months to 16 months of age, Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) Approach training, Dynamic Tactile Temporal Tactile Cueing(DTTC) certificate for children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech, CPR & First Aid completed in March 2023. I worked in settings such as outpatient, local public school, and SNF. I would describe my clinical style as client-centered, functional, individualized/personalized, family-centric, routines-based, strengths-based and rooted in client empowerment to create self-advocates.

Practice details and specialties

states licensed to practice


languages spoken


Education and training

B.S., Old Dominion University

M.S., Old Dominion University


Accent Modification

Acquired Apraxia

Adult Articulation

Adult Dysphagia

Adult Fluency/Stuttering

Adult Social-Pragmatics


Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Aural Rehabilitation

Autism Spectrum Disorder


Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Cleft Palate/Cleft Lip


Early Language Development

Executive Functioning

Gender Affirming Voice



Pediatric Articulation/Phonological Disorder

Pediatric Fluency/Stuttering

Pediatric Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder

Pediatric/Adolescent Social-Pragmatics

Pediatric Dysphagia/Sensory Feeding

Tongue Thrust

Traumatic Brain Injury


Other interests

I love reading fiction novels, tutoring children with dyslexia, roaming around Virginia Beach with my husband, and providing my two miniature schnauzers with as much love as I can provide.

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