Meredith Shatto has been a pediatric Speech and Language Pathologist for almost 20 years. She started Sound Pediatric Therapy as a private practice in 2012 and in 2015 Sound Pediatric Therapy joined Seattle Therapy Network.
Meredith received her Masters of Science in Speech and Language Pathology from the University of Washington in 2001. She is licensed in Speech Pathology by the Washington State Department of Health and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association.
From 2005 to 2015 Meredith was an Early Intervention specialist in South King County working with children ages birth to three from a diverse range of socioeconomic backgrounds. During that time she worked closely with Occupational therapists, Physical Therapists, and Early Childhood Educators and values approaching each child holistically. She mentored under Dr. Gay Lloyd Pinder at Children’s Therapy Center in Kent, WA receiving years of specialized training in feeding and oral motor therapy. In 2012 she worked at the University of Washington performing clinical evaluations for research focused on teaching triadic eye gaze as an early communication signal to children with significant motor delays. In 2013 she obtained her Hanen Certification which focuses on teaching parents to promote early language development with their children.
Meredith has experience working with children with a variety of diagnoses including Autism, Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, motor speech impairments, articulation disorders, and communication delays. She currently specializes in supporting children with dysphagia and oral motor difficulties, including reflux, GI issues, feeding tubes, low tone, oral aversion, and sensory processing difficulties related to feeding.
Meredith is a member of PedsFeeds, a Pediatric Feeding Association which focuses on mentoring and providing support to families of children with feeding issues. She is active in the community, including presenting at preschools, to further families understanding of speech and feeding development and ways to promote reaching milestones during daily routines. In 2019, Meredith was invited to join the Pediatric Feeding Association Steering Committee and is committed to furthering her collaboration with other professionals and promoting educational opportunities in the community.
In her free time Meredith enjoys spending time with her family, visiting the beach, cooking, reading, gardening, and yoga.