Hi, I’m Kelly Lonergan, speech-language pathologist
I am a speech-language pathologist (SLP) with nearly 15 years of experience helping infants, children and adults with feeding, swallowing and speech issues in the hospital, clinic and home setting. I’m passionate about helping families with babies and young children (with and without complex medical needs) get the help they need to overcome feeding challenges.
How I Can Help Your Child
In-Office Feeding Therapy
Help your child learn to eat and drink better and learn ways to help them at home.
In-Office Speech Therapy
Help your child improve their speaking and communication skills.
Virtual sessions to help accommodate the needs of your family’s schedule.
Happy Parents Share Their Stories
I was desperate for solutions and guidance
“I was desperate when I enlisted Kelly’s help. My 8-month-old was consistently rejecting all forms of food – mashed, pureed, cooked (baby-lead weaning, style), in a low weight percentile and kiddos in her daycare class of a similar age were eating solids well. Without missing a beat, Kelly quickly jumped in with a professional analysis and clear steps to help my daughter and me. Her compassionate approach put me at ease and made me feel like I had a solid path forward. We reviewed common causes for avoiding solids, safety information and ideas on how to encourage my daughter to eat more. Within a few weeks, I had discovered that my daughter loves tart tastes, particularly limes and yogurt. Today, my daughter is almost two today and feeds herself a variety of foods. Her favorite food remains yogurt.”
Challenges with food textures
“My son started having difficulty eating when he was around 9 months old. He refused any type of food that wasn’t untextured baby food as it made him vomit. After testing to check for any physical reasons for this issue, his doctor suggested feeding therapy. Enter Ms. Kelly. She used many different methods to encourage him to not be afraid of having textures in his mouth. She let him eat whatever he wanted during therapy (awful combinations like apples dipped in ketchup!) and let him play with food (he left therapy one day covered in chocolate pudding!) to alleviate his fears of food and increase his interest in eating. By the time he turned 3, he had been discharged from therapy and was eating like every other child. She was always patient, kind and flexible. He doesn’t remember those days, but every time I see him eat apples dipped in ketchup (yes, he still does to this day) I am eternally thankful for Ms. Kelly. I can’t say enough about how amazing Kelly is and would highly recommend her.”
“Our daughter went through two major surgeries and ended up losing her ability to suck on a bottle. After spending months in the hospital, she was discharged with a g-tube as she didn’t have much urge to eat by mouth, but there was still so much hope. Kelly was the speech therapist that came to our home several times a month to help with teaching our baby how to eat. The way Kelly watched, listened, and cared for my child through this process made all the difference. Every child is different and I found it absolutely amazing at the knowledge and skill Kelly had when teaching not only our baby but me as well all the things there is to know about “eating.” She’s a life saver! Her intelligence with speech therapy is remarkable! She is hands down the BEST there is. I will forever be grateful for the time she spent with our family.”