Tracy Vail

Co-Owner / Speech/Language Pathologist/Autism Consultant
Tracy Vail, Speech Language Pathologist, Autism Consultant
Practicing Since: 
BS: 1980 Frostburg State College in Psychology and Speech and Theatre
MS 1982 West Virginia University Speech Pathology and Audiology
1982-1989 West Virgina University, 56 Doctoral credits in the area of early intervention and learning disabilities
Certifications & Methods: 
ASHA- Certificate of Clinical Competence
North Carolina Board of Examiners
Verbal Behavior
Applied Behavior Analysis
DIR (Floortime)
RDI (Relationship Development Intervention

Tracy is the co-owner of Let's Talk Speech and Language Services, Inc. She obtained her BS in Psychology and Speech/Theatre from Frostburg State College and MS in Speech/Language Pathology from West Virginia University. She also obtained 56 doctoral credits in the areas of Early Intervention and Learning Disabilities from the same institution. She has post graduate training in the use of the DIR model (Floortime), TEACCH, Verbal Behavior, Applied Behavior Analysis, PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System), PROMPT and RDI (Relationship Development Intervention). Tracy has been working with children on the Autism Spectrum since 1982 in a variety of settings including public schools, private schools and private practice. She served as the President of the North Carolina Speech-Hearing-Language Association and was on the Board of Directors that started The Mariposa School for Children with Autism. She also wrote the initial training manual for instructors and parents of the school. Tracy is a certified Crisis Prevention Intervention Instructor and a certified PCM Safety Care Instructor. In addition to her clinical work with children, she travels around the country and world wide providing training and consultations for parents, teachers, organizations and school systems to increase their effectiveness in treating children with Autism.

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By Tracy Vail, MS, CCC-SLP, Autism Consultant and Heather Forbes, MA, CCC-SLP, BCBA There is currently a great deal of debate in the field of speech-language pathology about the kinds of words that should be taught first to nonverbal (or minimally verbal) individuals with communication impairments...


Tracy ,

I just want to thank you.  I've been in many therapist offices now and have met many therapists, but our experience yesterday was a first.  You made me (and I'm sure Jordyn too) feel like we were the only people...

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