Loyola University Maryland

Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Mary Lee Walls, M.S., CCC-SLP

Mary Lee WallsClinical Faculty
410-617-1250
mlzwalls@loyola.edu

Education

  • Towson State University, May 1987
  • Loyola College, August 1988

Areas of Specialization

Treatment of early intervention and school-aged clients with articulation/phonological disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, expressive & receptive language disorders, auditory processing, social skills/pragmatic language skills, and language based reading disorders. My experiences have included working in public, private, and catholic schools with clients with Learning Disabilities, Down syndrome, and Autism. Initiated the Reading Readiness Program and Articulation program at St. Mark Catholic School in Catonsville, MD, summer 2013                        

Presentations

  • Play: The Springboard to Language and Literacy, HASA, October 1, 2018
  • Poster: Determining the Effectiveness of the Structured Program Omitting Tongue Thrust (SPOTT) & Associated Articulation Errors: A Pilot Study, MSHA Convention, April 20, 2018
  • Tackling /r/ & Other Articulation Strategies & Techniques, Speech Pathologists of Hartford County, April 6, 2015
  • Tackling “r”  MSHA 2012 Convention, May 5, 2012
  • “Earobics: Implementation in the Classroom”  St. Pius X Regional School Faculty , February 17, 2012
  • “What is Phonological Awareness”  St. Pius X Regional School Faculty September, 2011
  • “Overview of Speech and Language Disorders”  St. Pius X Regional School Faculty,  February17, 2009

Professional Affiliations

  • American Speech Hearing Association
  • Read America /PhonoGraphix Provider, June 2007 - Present

About Mary Lee Walls

Mary Lee Walls is a licensed and ASHA certified speech-language pathologist who specializes in the treatment of early intervention and school-aged clients with articulation/phonological disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, expressive & receptive language disorders, social skills/pragmatic language skills, and language based reading disorders. She has worked in public, private, & catholic schools. She is currently a full-time pediatric supervisor at the LCC’s Columbia Clinic. Mary Lee enjoys working with the graduate students; sharing her knowledge, ideas, and the plethora of resources available in the clinic, working with the clients’ families, and pursuing research interests such as omitting tongue thrust & associated articulation errors and the interconnection between speech sound disorders and/or language impairment to the development of literacy skills. She is a certified Phono-Graphix® Therapist, completed level 1 PROMPT training, and has completed training in the LiPs (Lindamood Phonemic Sequencing Program) and Visualizing and Verbalizing Program. Her work in the LCC over the last 12 years has included work with our partnering schools Holy Angels Catholic School, Archbishop Borders, and Park School. She was instrumental in establishing a partnership with Gigi’s Playhouse - Down syndrome Achievement Center in Annapolis, Maryland to provide speech language therapy services and a rich clinical experience for the graduate clinicians. Mary Lee established a summer early literacy and articulation program in 2013 at St. Mark School in Catonsville, Md serving rising Kindergarten – 3rd graders attending St. Mark School and area private and public schools. Collaboration with a colleague enabled the program to expand to include reading comprehension and writing skills in 2020 to serve rising 4th through 6th graders.

Fergie
Alumni

Fergie Cantos

Fergie recognizes a need for bilingual speech therapy and is eager to serve a Spanish-speaking population

Speech-Language Pathology