Maria Oakes, MS, CCC-SLP
Maria received her Master's of Science Degree from Nova Southeastern University in Speech-Language & Communication Disorders.
Maria has helped many children in their development of feeding, speech, and language skills for more than 15 years. Beginning The Speech Square, LLC in 2014, Maria's experiences include working in hospitals, rehab centers, schools and universities.
Maria is nationally certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and recipient of multiple Awards for Continuing Education (ACE). She is licensed to practice Speech-Language Pathology in New Jersey and holds a Speech-Language Specialist Certification through the NJ Board of Education.
Maria is trained in the SOS Approach to Feeding, a transdisciplinary program for assessing and managing children with feeding and weight or growth difficulties; incorporating perceptual, motor, oral, learning, medical, and nutritional factors into therapy. Maria is a Certified Buteyko Breathing Instructor (CertBBM); a program developed to help people breathe more efficiently. She is also trained in DIR Floortime where therapy focuses on targeting Developmental skills and abilities, learning how Individuals perceive & interact with their world, and building Relationships with others; Beckman Oral Motor Assessment & Intervention; Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) where therapy focuses on motor activities to improve speech & feeding development; and PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) where therapy focuses on integrating the physical aspects of motor performance on speech development and language interaction.
In addition to being an SLP, Maria is a wife, mother of 5, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. When she's not "speeching," Maria enjoys camping, hiking, and beach walks with her husband and Bernese Mountain Dogs, Jainie & Jack!
Danielle Oakes, MA, CCC-SLP