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Meet Danelle M.A., CCC-SLP, CALT, CBS

Owner / Speech Language Pathologist


Danelle is the founder of Thrive Therapies, a boutique-style speech therapy private practice in Baton Rouge

She has years of experience in speech pathology and specializes in early intervention, speech and language delays, myofunctional therapy, language/literacy disorders and dyslexia intervention.  

Her focus is and always will be on the quality of her treatment and therapy. As a recipient of the ASHA ACE award for excellence in continuing education, Danelle believes in keeping up to date with the most effective and evidenced based treatment techniques and continues to be a lifelong learner. 

She has had wide a variety of clinical experience in the public schools, private clinics, hospitals, early intervention as well as a Dyslexia Interventionist at a specialized school for children with dyslexia and reading difficulties. This kindled her desire to continue to work with literacy and Dyslexia as an SLP and become a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT). She is also a member of the International Dyslexia Association. 

She continued her pursuit of knowledge by gaining continuing education and training in the area of orofacial myofunctional disorders. Many children with speech difficulties have some accompanying Orofacial Myofunctional deficits affecting the speech sounds through muscle movements or compensations of the facial muscles. Knowledge in this area has allowed her to utilize a unique and holistic perspective with speech sound disorders. 

Danelle is also a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist and a member of the Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition to promote breastfeeding across louisiana and better serve her infant patients and families with feeding difficulties. 

Danelle is committed to treating the WHOLE person and tailor therapy to the specific needs of the individual. There are no "cookie cutter" people therefore there should be no "cookie cutter" therapy and intervention. 


Specific trainings

  • Multisensory Structured Academic Language Education Program

  • Dyslexia Resource Symposium 

  • Orton Gillingham Reading Instruction 

  • Tattum Reading Program

  • Understanding the Orofacial Complex

  • Simon Says Myofunctional Therapy

  • CAN EAT Approach-Using Medical, Motor and Therapy Strategies in Pediatric Feeding

  • MNRI Dynamic and Postural Reflex Integration 

  • LER Lactation Consultant Training Program

  • Oral Placement Therapy 

  • Talk Tools

  • Beckman Oral Motor Techniques

  • A Sensory Motor Approach to Feeding

  • Teach Me to Talk by Laura Mize

  • Tethered Oral Tissues Specialty Training

  • Tattum Reading Program

  • Baby Friendly Techniques: Tongue Tie and Oral Dysfunction: Clinical Breastfeeding Applications

  • Craniosacral Therapy I 


Education and Licensure:

  •  Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Southeastern Louisiana University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

  • Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 

  • Licensed through the Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (LBESPA).

  • Holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Learn more about Danelle's areas of expertise by clicking on the "Specialties" tab above!



Proud to be a TOTS trained professional

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