I'm Melissa.

I’m a mommy of two and a speech-language pathologist specializing in babies and toddlers. I empower parents to get their little ones talking.

I'm a licensed speech-language pathologist and the founder of Raising Little Talkers.

As a mom of two little kids, I know how helpless you can feel when your child isn't meeting milestones--but it doesn't have to be this way. When you're eager to hear your sweet baby or toddler talk, you don't have to sit back and wonder if there's anything more you could be doing.

Using my 10+ years experience as a speech therapist, I created the Raising Little Talkers Instagram page and self-paced online course to help you feel confident teaching your child to talk during your everyday interactions at home.

I created the @RaisingLittleTalkers Instagram page shortly after the first Covid19 lockdown as a way to keep my skills sharp, stay connected to other moms, and provide a much needed support for families who couldn't get speech therapy. It's grown into a special community of parents who want to play an active role in their child's speech and language development. Parents continue to ask me over and over:"I talk to my child a lot, is there anything more I can do?" or"We read our toddler tons of books, what else can I be doing?"  (SPOILER ALERT: there's so much more you can do!). Why is it that "talk to your baby and read books" is the only advice parents are given to encourage speech and language development? 

Through one-on-one clinical sessions and now my online course, I've helped thousands of families connect and communicate with their children by turning babbles and gestures into those precious first words, growing vocabularies, encouraging word combinations, and beyond.


The Raising Little Talkers course packages up all my best tools and experience so you can do your best to prevent delays or catch your child up from home.

Stop questioning whether you're doing enough or doing the right things and feel confident about your child's speech and language development!