My name is Mallory Heckert. I’m an ASHA certified pediatric speech-language pathologist in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area. I’m a graduate of The University Northern Iowa with my Bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders and Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
My clinical experience has focused on pediatric speech and language therapy. I’ve worked with children aged 2-21 in schools and clinics. Up until recently, I worked in a public school full-time in Eastern Iowa and previously in Southern Iowa. I am now seeing children full-time for private speech and language services out of my home.
When I’m not disguising my therapy as play time, I’m spending time with my husband, Evan, or with our families. We don’t have kids of our own yet, but we look forward to that day coming soon!
Finally, if you know someone whose child could benefit from speech therapy, please encourage them! It can be scary to seek out specialized services for your own children for the first time. In reality, it may be just the little bump in the right direction that young person needed to get over a stumbling block in their development. So many of my friends and colleagues are thriving and successful, yet at one point during their childhood they benefited from speech services.
I look forward to meeting you and your child, and helping you both take then next step towards your child’s very bright future!
~Mallory Heckert, MA, CCC-SLP