About Us

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Dawn Wilson, MS, CCC-SLP is the founder of Speech Specialists, LLC and a nationally certified speech-language pathologist. She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association and is licensed by the State of Wisconsin. Dawn is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association and the Corporate Speech Pathology Network.

She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Iowa and a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dawn has also worked as a clinical instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and been a guest lecturer at Marquette University.

Dawn has extensive experience working in clinical, school and hospital settings where she provided services to people with a wide range of communication difficulties.

She has particular expertise in children’s receptive and expressive language delays, articulation delays, phonological disorders, apraxia of speech, voice disorders, stuttering, and autism.

Dawn is also experienced in working with adults with a variety of communication needs. She specializes in stuttering therapy and regional and foreign accent modification. She is certified by the Institute of Language and Phonology to provide foreign accent reduction training utilizing the Compton Pronouncing English as a Second Language (P-ESL) program.

Dawn is a Hanen™ Certified therapist, providing educational workshops to parents, teachers, and daycare providers. Dawn also provides free speech and language screenings for children in preschools and daycare facilities in the Milwaukee area.

Since 2007, Dawn has maintained a private practice. She emphasizes family involvement and education and believes that considering her client’s family life, self-esteem, emotional development and home, school, and work environment is vital for effective treatment. Dawn strives to provide the most up-to-date therapy techniques and is proud to have been awarded the American Speech and Hearing Association’s Award for Continuing Education (ACE Award).

Dawn and her husband live in Whitefish Bay and have two young children.