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Debra Beckman, MS, CCC-SLP

Debra Beckman, MS, CCC-SLP

Debra Beckman, MS, CCC-SLP is a Nationally Certified by ASHA, listed in the National Provider Registry (NPI), licensed by the State of Florida and insured.

She was awarded her Bachelor of Science (1974) from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, AR and Master of Science (1979) from the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Campus in Little Rock, AR.

Ms. Beckman has worked in the field of communicative disorders since 1975, specializing in motor speech disorders. She has worked in a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, universities, trauma centers, home-bound, foster homes, group homes, Intermediate Care Facilities for the Mentally Retarded (ICF-MRs), nursing homes and large residential facilities. As a self-employed consultant, she has co-authored training materials for the states of Florida, Oklahoma and Wyoming, which are presently used in a number of states. She has served as a court appointed witness and as a resource content expert for seven federal court cases, regarding services for the developmentally disabled. Ms. Beckman has presented at numerous local, state, national and international conferences, and has published articles in professional books, journals, monographs; and in Exceptional Parent magazine. She has been awarded 2 United States patents for therapeutic equipment. Ms. Beckman has been recognized by her peers and her community for outstanding clinical achievement.

Ms. Beckman specialized in the areas of:

  • Oral Motor/Motor Speech Disorders
  • Apraxia
  • Dysarthria
  • Feeding Disorders/Picky Eaters
  • Medically Fragile
  • Premature Infants
  • Child Speech and Language Disorders
  • Infant Feeding Difficulties
  • Early Intervention for Speech and Language Delays
  • Tongue Tie
  • TMJ Disorders
  • Tongue Thrust
  • Autism
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Fluency Disorders