About Allison Winters
Allison Winters is the owner and director of SpeechAbility LLC and is currently the President of the Kansas-Missouri Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. After earning a B.S. in Speech-Language Disorders from Truman State University in 1995 and a Masters in Education degree from Alabama A & M University in 1996, she became a certified speech-language pathologist and has also gained certification in structured literacy through the International Dyslexia Association. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of dyslexia and other literacy disorders as well as speech-language disorders. SpeechAbility LLC is located in Johnson County, KS.
Memberships include the International Dyslexia Association, The Reading League, American Speech Hearing Association, the Kansas State Speech-Language and Hearing Association, and the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology.
What She Does
Allison is an experienced therapy provider for pediatric literacy development including dyslexia and reading comprehension disorders. Allison's passion is in helping children gain back their self-confidence when communicating, reading, and writing. Click here for complete resume.
She continues to take numerous continuing education courses to enhance her skills in the area of speech, language, and literacy and has earned ASHA's prestigious ACE award in 2015, 2016, 2019, and 2020. The ACE is a formal recognition of professionals who have demonstrated their commitment to lifelong learning by earning 7.0 ASHA CEUs (70 contact hours) within a 36-month period. Allison has attended the following courses and seminars:
Note to Parents
In SpeechAbility, Allison has chosen to concentrate her professional skills on therapy for dyslexia, and reading disorders in children. She believes in early intervention therapy services and says, “If a child enters school confident in their ability to read, they will be prepared to experience success in school." SpeechAbility, LLC is dedicated to helping your child reach their full reading potential. Children with language or reading challenges can feel alone and isolated. Their grades can suffer along with their ability to socialize with other children/students and make friends. They may not reach their full potential if not given the proper therapy at the proper age. Allison truly believes that therapy does not have to stop with the therapist. Education and communication with a client's family and school can be one of the most important aspects of a private speech therapist's job.
After spending time traveling as a military wife, Allison & her husband, Dr. Chad Winters, live in Shawnee, KS. In her free time, Allison enjoys spending time with her family, reading, cooking, and playing with her dogs, Sydney and Sassy.
Introducing: Miss Sydney (left) and Miss Sassy Pants