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Melissa Malani, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL


Florida Speech-Language Pathology, Inc.


11602 Lake Underhill Road, Orlando, FL 32825

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Melissa Malani, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL

Melissa Malani is a practicing speech-language pathologist, a professional developer, adjunct instructor for the University of Central Florida (UCF), and an AAC consultant for Saltillo Corporation. Melissa is a clinical educator for several universities and has supervised graduate students ranging from beginning clinic to final externship experiences. She has also supervised numerous clinical fellows in the field of speech-language pathology and continues to provide ongoing clinical education to the SLPs and student clinicians. Melissa has participated in numerous research projects, co-authored peer-reviewed journal articles and presentations, and provided professional development workshops. She has been an invited author and presenter for several topics including adolescent language and literacy, digital literacy, and augmentative/alternative communication. As an adjunct instructor with UCF, Melissa teaches numerous graduate and undergraduate courses and has served as a program coordinator with community organizations to promote experiential student learning. She serves as the Northeast Florida Consultant for Saltillo Corporation and supports individuals with complex communication needs, as well as their families and support teams. She is an active member of ASHA, the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (FLASHA), and the International Reading Association (IRA).

Areas of Emphasis:

  • Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Developmental Language Disorder
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Language/Learning Disabilities
  • Language Wellness
  • Parent Coaching
  • Literacy: Reading/Dyslexia
  • Literacy: Writing/Spelling

Other Areas of Emphasis


Ages of Emphasis:

  • Birth to Three
  • Early Education (Ages 3–5)
  • Early Elementary (Kindergarten to Grade 6)
  • Middle School/High School (Grades 7–12)
  • Young Adult (Ages 17–22)