Speech Language Learning Systems

Speech, Language & Dyslexia Specialists
Serving St. Louis Families for over 20 Years
636-537-1576

Committed to the Development of the Whole Child.

About Speech Language Learning Systems of St. Louis

Serving St. Louis families for over 20 years.

About Speech Language Learning SystemsSLLS is a private practice that has been serving the St. Louis community for over 20 years, dedicated to providing quality speech-language diagnostic and therapy services for children, toddlers through adolescents.

Areas of specialty include content-based speech-language intervention for students experiencing listening, reading, writing, and oral expression difficulties due to speech-language processing concerns, early childhood speech-language delays, articulation/phonological speech disorders, and social communication concerns. Individual and group services are available including Executive Function Coaching to assist students with organizational skills essential to school success. Dyslexia Therapy is also available. Summer enrichment services are offered through our SLLS Meridian Academy which targets instruction to enhance Vocabulary, Reading, Writing, and Social Communication Success! Meet Our Team >>

About The Founder

Dana  Gooden-Schroeder, M.A., CCC-SLP OwnerDana E. Gooden-Schroeder, M.A. CCC-SLP, President and Owner of Speech Language Learning Systems, Inc. and co-founder of Language Pathways, Inc., received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Communication Disorders from Truman State University, formally Northeast Missouri State University. 

She has owned SLLS for over 20 years and has practiced in the St. Louis area since receiving her license in 1988. Prior to starting her private practice she was employed by Special School District of St. Louis County, where she was recognized for implementing a “Language in the Classroom” pilot for students participating in inclusionary education. She has also provided curriculum-based speech language therapy through a variety of programs including Class within a Class (CWC) team teaching models. Her practice has included hospital/clinic and private practice settings focusing on work with Neonatal Intensive Care Follow-Up, parent-infant groups, early childhood, and school-aged populations. 

In January 2009 Dana completed a Social Thinking® Clinical Training Program (formerly called Mentor Training) with Michelle Garcia Winner at her Social Thinking Center in San Jose, CA. to expand the quality of services SLLS provided to students with social communication needs.  She is currently one of only two therapists in the St. Louis area to have completed such a training experience and one of only six in the state of Missouri. Dana has been a presenter locally, as well as at the state and national levels in the areas of speech-language development of the infant through school-aged child, collaborative intervention models, curriculum-based language intervention, strategies for improving comprehension and oral/written expression, and organizational strategies for classroom success.

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SLLS Meridian Academy

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