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Michelle E. Garcia, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL


Rise Speech-Language Pathology Services, LLC


1012 Marquez Place, Santa Fe, NM 87505

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Michelle E. Garcia, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL

Michelle is a New Mexico-licensed bilingual (American Sign Language and English) speech language pathologist with eight years of specialty clinical experience. She has worked extensively with both adult and pediatric populations during her time in the school and in private practice. She is experienced in the assessment and treatment of a variety of communication and cognitive disorders, including hearing loss, special needs, and language acquisition. Michelle has a passion for helping individuals achieve clearer communication in their own unique way. Michelle received her BA in Psychology and her MS in Communication Disorders with emphasis in pediatrics from Arizona State University. She was a part of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital cochlear implant team as an intern and a speech-language pathologist for New Mexico School for the Deaf for many years. When Michelle isn’t working with her clients, she loves spending time with her husband and son in the great outdoors.

Areas of Emphasis:

  • Cultural and Linguistic Diversity/Bilingual Speakers/English as a Second Language
  • Developmental Language Disorder
  • Genetic Syndromes (Associated with Language Disorders)
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Language/Learning Disabilities
  • Language Wellness
  • Speech Sound Disorders

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Ages of Emphasis:

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