OUR SPEECH-LANGUAGE TEAM
Lynda P. Papale, MS, CCC-SLP
Lynda Papale graduated with a B.A. from the University of Connecticut with a Major in Speech Pathology and Audiology and a Minor in Psychology & Education. She received her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders from Southern Connecticut State College, and completed 6th year course work in Counseling & Guidance in Speech Pathology & Audiology. Lynda is a Speech/Language Pathologist holding Florida State Licensure and The Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech/Language and Hearing Association. She is Hanen Certified in the “It Takes Two to Talk” program, a parent training program for parents of children under age five who have language delay.
While in Connecticut, Lynda worked as an SLP at a residential school for children with emotional and behavioral disorders, as well as developmental disabilities. She has worked for Easter Seals and Newington Children’s Hospital, as well as for inner-city Head Start and Public School programs in Connecticut.
After moving to Florida, Lynda was the Chief Speech/Language Pathologist at the S. Allen Smith Clinic where her primary responsibilities were providing Speech and Language Diagnostic Evaluations and therapy as well as supervising the SLP clinical staff. Lynda has been with the Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center for fourteen years, where she participated in a University of Florida Healthy School Readiness Grant Program providing Speech, Language & Hearing screenings to at-risk children in daycare programs. She has also provided screenings in private preschool settings and assisted with supervising SLP graduate externs, as well as writing, implementing and collaborating on Grant programs. Lynda presently provides Diagnostic Evaluations and Speech & Language treatment services in Center.
Fun Facts: Lynda enjoys traveling with family, and following golf tournaments with her husband and sons. Her creative passions include cooking, baking, and party planning. She also designs and creates therapy materials and customized party favors.
Dorothy Bourgeois, MA, CCC-SLP
Dot Bourgeois is a licensed and ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist who has been providing speech and language therapy to children ages 2-18 in Florida since 2008. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Florida. Additionally, she is an adjunct professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at Jacksonville University.
Fun Fact: While attending The University of Florida, Dot was a member of the University of Florida Fighting Gator Marching Band and performed at basketball and football games.
Christine Pearson, M.Ed, CCC-SLP
Christine Pearson started with JSHC as a clinical fellow in June, 2016. She received her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Cum Laude, from Florida State University, and her M.Ed. in Communication Disorders from Valdosta State University. Other previous clinical experience includes internships with University of Florida Health, Jacksonville, and Timberlin Creek Elementary School.
Fun Fact: Christine and her husband have a collection of state-shaped magnets from all of the states they’ve visited together. They only have 13 so far, but are hoping to collect all 50!
Brittany Mitrick, MA, CF-SLP
Brittany Mitrick started with JSHC as an extern in May, 2018 and is excited to join the team as a clinical fellow as of August 2018. She received her B.S. in Communications – Public Relations, Cum Laude, from the University of North Florida. She received her Post-Baccalaureate in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Florida State University and received her M.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida. Other previous clinical experiences include Westminster Winter Park’s skilled nursing facility, Orange County Public Schools, and the Aphasia House at the University of Central Florida.
Fun Facts: Brittany has a 100 lb. dog at home named Jake!