Hi! I am Elizabeth Burnworth. From an early age, I had a passion for working with and advocating for individuals with special needs. Prior to completing my master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2002 at the University of South Carolina, I spent years working in exceptional education and with children and adults on the autism spectrum. I have training in Auditory Verbal Therapy and experience working with deaf and hard of hearing individuals. I have experience working with adults with aphasia, cognitive and swallowing concerns as well as training and experience with ADHD, Executive Function Disorder, general speech and language delay, and oral motor and feeding concerns.
I have a holistic and creative approach to therapy. Parenthood has been an important part of my education, bringing more depth, compassion and authenticity to my work with individuals and families. Additionally, both my daughter and I have suffered from concussions, so I have first-hand experience with mild traumatic brain injury and know the impact it can have on an individual and their family. As a certified yoga teacher, I incorporate mindfulness and movement into my sessions.
One of my therapy highlights was discovering a toddler’s severely restricted lingual frenulum that was severely impacting all aspects of speech, language, and feeding. I enjoyed helping a very frustrated child and family access appropriate intervention and therapy.
In addition to my passion for being an SLP, I adore living in these amazing mountains! I love paddle boarding, hiking, and exploring with my family (husband Craig, kids Nina and Beau and two dogs, Yogi and Pixie). I love animals, art (especially painting), music, travel, writing, theatre, and am currently studying hypnotherapy! I recently became a grandmother to a bearded dragon named Mango. It would be my pleasure to be able to help you on your journey to living your best life!