Mary Garavaglia


Raleigh, North Carolina

5.00 / 5 avg

2 Reviews

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About me

Hi! I'm Mary. I received my graduate degree in speech-language pathology in 2009 from Saint Louis University. I've wanted to be an SLP ever since 5th grade when I received speech therapy services to learn lip reading skills - my Mom signed me up to help with my unilateral hearing loss. Although I didn't know a ton about the profession at the time, I thought it sounded like so much fun, and I knew I would get to "help" other people communicate. And sure enough, I never waivered in my career direction. I majored in Speech and Language Sciences from day 1 of my college career. I have worked in a variety of settings, including skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), public schools, pediatric private practice clinics, teletherapy in early intervention, special schools for medically fragile children, and pediatric and adult home health. At this point in my career, I'm very lucky to have experience and training in a wide variety of topics. Lifelong learning is a passion of mine, so I am always taking new continuing education courses. The two main certifications that I have are the Hanen program and DINES VitalStim. Other medical courses that I have taken include: "Swallowing 101" and "Critical Thinking in Dysphagia Management" by Ianessa Humbert, "SPEAK OUT!" by Parkinson Voice Project, and the "Functional Communication for Aphasia Management" clinical conference by ASHA. Pediatric courses that I have taken include: "Powerful Phonological Assessment and Analysis" by Jennifer Taps Richard, "Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cuing" by Edythe Strand, and the "Expanding AAC Conference" by ASHA. I would describe my clinical style as individualized/personalized and strengths-based.

Practice details and specialties

states licensed to practice

North Carolina




languages spoken


Education and training

B.A., University of Kansas

M.A., Saint Louis University


Adult Articulation

Adult Dysphagia

Adult Fluency/Stuttering

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Down syndrome

Early Language Development

Pediatric Articulation/Phonological Disorder

Pediatric Fluency/Stuttering

Pediatric Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder

Pediatric/Adolescent Social-Pragmatics


Executive Functioning



Traumatic Brain Injury

Acquired Apraxia


Adult Language

Pediatric Mixed Language

Other interests

I love going for walks in places that are new to me. Some of my other pastimes include puzzles, calligraphy, sketching, and spending time with my pets.

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2 reviews

J.L./Sep 15, 2023

Mary was warm and welcoming and made my son feel immediately at ease. She was helpful and knowledgeable!

S.H./Aug 30, 2023

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