Mary Richards has over 30 years of experience working as a speech language pathologist. Although Mary is a Georgia native, she now splits her time working in both Ohio and Georgia.
Mary graduated Cum Laude from Ohio University with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech/Hearing Sciences and a Minor in Theatre Arts. She completed her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology at Kent State University. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech and Hearing Association. Mary is currently licensed by the Georgia, Florida and Ohio Boards of Speech-Language Pathology.
Mary has worked in a variety of settings, including hospitals, schools, nursing homes, home health and private practice. Throughout her career, her experience includes extensive clinical and administrative roles in both pediatric and large adult inpatient facilities. In addition to providing services to infants in neonatal intensive care units, Mary’s pediatric experience includes inpatient and outpatient pediatric rehabilitation hospital, developmental disability school, early intervention services and private clinic settings. Adult experiences include inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation specializing in stroke and traumatic brain injury, implementing rehab dining programs in skilled nursing facilities, providing inservice training to staff and families, Modified Barium Swallow Studies and Vital Stim therapy. Mary also provided clinical supervision to graduate students and Clinical Fellows for various universities.
Mary truly enjoys working with both children and adults with a range of communication and swallowing disorders. Of particular interest is family and patient education.
Mary is married and has 4 step sons and 4 grandchildren. She enjoys travel, outdoor activities, and spending time with family and friends.