Meet Our Staff

Diana G. Masker, M.A., CCC-SLP
Tabitha Brawley, M.S., CCC-SLP
Brooke Wilson Paul, M.A., CCC-SLP
Laura Chance, M.A., CCC-SLP
Mercedes Delgado, M.S., CCC-SLP
Rachel Homza, M.S., CCC-SLP
Dana McClure, M.A., CCC-SLP
Victoria Scott, M.S., CCC-SLP

 


Diana G. Masker, M.A., CCC-SLP

Diana is a nationally and State of Florida licensed and ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She was awarded a Bachelor of Science (1984) from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL and her Master’s of Arts in Communication Disorders (1993) from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.

Diana began her full-time employment as a speech pathologist in Orlando’s Center for Speech and Language (1993) and the following year, having completed her fellowship, came to work for Holmes Regional Medical Center’s Pediatric Rehabilitation which was later located at the HOPE Center. She maintained full-time employment in that setting until 2003. At that time Diana began private practice moving to this current location January 2005.

Diana enjoys working with children with many needs. During these more than 20 years in practice, Diana has come to especially enjoy the following:

  • Childhood Speech (Articulation) and Language Disorders
  • Early Intervention for speech and language delays/disorders (children 0-3)
  • Oral Motor and sensory Feeding therapy
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech using the Kaufman Praxis treatment approach
  • Oral motor, feeding and speech treatment with the Down Syndrome population
  • Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Reading and Spelling Disorders/Phonological skill development/Comprehension using the FastForWord program.

 

Diana does speech treatment children who present with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Pragmatics/Social language deficits, early stuttering in children, voice/velopharyngeal insufficiency and tongue thrust. Diana has the following training or certifications:

  • Kaufman Intervention with Apraxia of Speech
  • Sarah Rosenfeld-Johnson’s training with using Talk Tools for Clients with Oral-Motor Based Communication Disorders, for Tongue Thrust, for Developing Oral-Motor and Feeding Skills in the Down Syndrome Population, and for developing Speech in the Non-Verbal Population with Autism
  • Dysphagia Management and Oral-Motor and Feeding Techniques in the Preterm and Newborn Infant
  • Cognitive, memory and attention training; Language and reading development through FastForWord products
  • Social Pragmatic Language Deficit (as in Asperger’s)
  • Working with Children with Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Executive Functioning Skills
  • PROMPT certified
  • Hodson Approach to Phonological Processing Disorders
  • Boshart trained for Challenging Articulation Cases
  • Debra Beckman trained for Oral Motor
  • Trained for Lindamood-Bell Products including Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing(LiPS), Visualizing and Verbalizing(V&V) for Language Comprehension, and On Cloud-Nine Math program
  • Pediatric Cochlear Implant Habilitation
  • SKI-Hi trained

 

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Tabitha Brawley M.S., CCC-SLP

Tabitha is a nationally and State of Florida licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She was awarded her Bachelor of Arts (2005) from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL and her Master’s of Science (2007) from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL.

Tabitha began her clinical work at the USF Speech Language and Hearing Center in 2005. She then completed externships with private practitioners from 2006-2007 in Boca Raton, FL. In 2007, Tabitha became an associate of this office.

Tabitha enjoys working with parents and children in their homes and schools within the community. She strives to develop a positive rapport with clients and their families. Tabitha has comprehensive experience working with clients of various ages, abilities, cultural backgrounds, and socioeconomic status. With over 10 years of experience, Tabitha specializes in the following areas:

  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech using the Kaufman Praxis Treatment Approach
  • Child Speech (Articulation) and Language Disorders
  • Early Intervention for Speech and Language Delays (birth-3)
  • Developmental Delays including Down Syndrome and Williams Syndrome
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders/Pervasive Developmental Disorders (ASD/PDD)
  • Pragmatic/ Social Skills
  • Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Pre-literacy Delays
  • Reading and Writing Disorders using Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing (LiPS) and Visualizing and Verbalizing (V&V) for Language Comprehension
  • Fluency Disorders
  • Oral Motor Speech Disorders using Talk Tools
  • Oral Motor and Sensory Feeding Disorders using Talk Tools and Food Chaining

 

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Brooke Wilson Paul, M.A., CCC-SLP

Brooke is a nationally and State of Florida licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She was awarded her Bachelor of Science (2003) and Master of Arts (2006) from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.

Brooke began her clinical work in the Fall of 2003 at the University of Central Florida Communication Disorder Clinic. She then interned at Parrish Children’s Center in Titusville, Florida and Huntington Place Skilled Nursing Facility Rehab Center in Rockledge, Florida in 2006. Brooke became an associate of this office in May 2008. She has experience with the Beckman Oral Motor Protocol. In addition, she specialized in the following areas:

  • Child Speech (Articulation) and Language Disorders
  • Developmental Delays (ie: Down Syndrome)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders/ Pervasive Developmental Disorders (ASD/PDD)
  • Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Pragmatics/social skills
  • Oral Motor Treatment
  • Speech and Language Treatment for Mentally Handicapped Children
  • Reading and Writing Disorders
  • Fluency Disorders
  • Communicative/Cognitive Disorders (Dementia)
  • Feeding Difficulties

 

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Laura Chance M.A., CCC-SLP

Laura is a nationally and State of Florida licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She was awarded her Bachelor of Science (2005) and Masters of Arts (2009) from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida.

Laura worked in the Brevard Public School System for two years while completing her Masters degree. She began her clinical work in the Spring of 2006 at the University of Central Florida Communication Disorders Clinic. She then interned at Holmes Regional Medical Center and this facility in 2009. She became an associate of this office in January of 2010. She has experience with the Beckman Oral Motor Protocol and Augmentative Communication. In addition, she specializes in the following areas:

  • Child Speech (Articulation) and Language Disorders
  • Early Intervention for speech and language delays (children 0-3)
  • Developmental Delays (ie: Down Syndrome)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders / Pervasive Developmental Disorders (ASD/PDD)
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Pragmatics / Social skills
  • Oral Motor Treatment
  • Feeding Disorders
  • Speech and Language treatment for mentally handicapped children
  • Cognitive Disorders (dementia, traumatic brain injury)
  • Reading and Writing Disorders
  • Fluency Disorders

 

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Yelba Mercedes Delgado, M.S., CCC-SLP

Mercedes is a State of Florida licensed and ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She was awarded her Master of Science Degree (2012) with a bilingual emphasis from Florida International University in Miami, FL. During her studies, she participated in various clinical internships to include working with pediatric and adult populations at private pediatric clinics, Homestead Hospital, and St. Catherine Rehabilitation Hospital.

After completion of her Clinical Fellowship Mercedes worked in a variety of outpatient pediatric settings, servicing the multicultural population of MiamiDade and Broward County. She relocated to Brevard County in July, 2016. She is dedicated in providing personalized child and family centered approaches in order to meet the individual communication needs of patients and their families. Mercedes has completed training in motor planning related to speech and language acquisition, DIR/Floortime intervention strategies, Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol and Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (for Severe Childhood Apraxia of Speech), prevention of feeding, speech, and mouth development problems in infants and toddlers.
Mercedes has experience in the following areas:

  • Child Speech and Language Disorder
  • Early Intervention for speech and language delays (children 0-3)
  • Pediatric Oral Stage Feeding Disorders and Aversions
  • Phonological Awareness Disorders/Pre-Literacy Delays
  • Social Anxiety Disorders (Selective Mutism)
  • Low-tech AAC communication boards
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders/ Pervasive Developmental Disorders (ASD/PDD)
  • Attention Deficit and Hyperactive Disorders
  • Developmental and Genetic Disorders

 

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Rachel Homza, M.S., CCC-SLP

Rachel is a national and State of Florida licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She was awarded her Bachelor of Science (2013) from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, and her Master’s of Science (2015) from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.

Rachel began her clinical work in 2013 at the USF Speech Language and Hearing Center. In 2015, she interned at Doby Elementary School in Tampa, FL, with children with hearing impairments and interned with Lampert’s Therapy Group in St. Pete, Florida, where she with worked with infants and children who are medically complex. Following graduation, she completed her clinical fellowship in Fort Pierce, FL, serving infants and children in preschools and in Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC) facilities. Rachel became an associate of this office in April 2017. She specializes in the following areas:

  • Child speech and language disorders
  • Early intervention and language delays (0-3)
  • Augmentative and alternative communication
  • Feeding and swallowing disorders
  • Phonological awareness
  • Early literacy
  • Reading and writing intervention
  • Experience with children who have hearing impairments, Autism Spectrum Disorder, cerebral palsy, and developmental delay

 

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Dana McClure, M.A., CCC-SLP

Dana is a nationally and State of Florida licensed and ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Professional Speech Language Pathology (1997) from Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA and her Master of Arts in Communication Disorders (2000) from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.

Dana began her clinical work at the Oklahoma State Speech Language and Hearing Center in 1998. She then completed externships within a public school system and in-patient hospital rehabilitation from 1999-2000 in Enid, OK. Upon entering full-time credentialed employment, Dana worked for the Oklahoma Public Schools serving children ages 3 years to 18 years from 2000-2002. She spent the next several years moving about the country supporting her full time active duty Air Force husband, raising their three young children, home-schooling, leading women’s ministry, and substitute teaching in a Brevard County School with an emphasis on special needs classrooms. She continued to keep all Speech-Language Pathology license and credentials up to date and active while continuing to complete continuing education in the field. In 2016, she became an associate of this office when her husband retired after 20 years of Air Force service and they decided to call Melbourne, FL home.

Dana loves making connections with her clients and families and feels that she is there to offer not only the best professional clinical help, but to help each client reach their potential and feel worthy for who they are as well as offer the family words of encouragement. She specifically understands the hardships that a military family undergoes with constant moving. Dana specializes in the following areas:

  • Child Speech (Articulation) and Language Disorders
  • Developmental Delays (i.e Down’s Syndrome etc.)
  • Fluency Disorders (stuttering)
  • Early Childhood Intervention (birth to 3 years)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Pragmatics/social skills
  • Oral Motor Treatment
  • Speech and Language Treatment for Mentally Handicapped Children
  • Reading and Writing Disorders
  • Communicative/Cognitive Disorders
  • Dysphagia (swallowing) Disorders
  • Voice Disorders

 

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Victoria Scott, M.S., CCC-SLP

Victoria is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She was awarded her Bachelor of Science (2014) from Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, MS, and her Master’s of Science (2016) from the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi (Hotty Toddy!)

Victoria began her clinical work in 2014 at the University of Mississippi Speech Language and Hearing Center. In 2015, she interned for the Oxford Public School District and later with North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS. Victoria became an associate of this office in June 2016 and recently completed her clinical fellowship. She specializes in the following areas:

  • Child Speech (Articulation) and Language Disorders
  • Developmental Delays (i.e Down’s Syndrome etc.)
  • Fluency Disorders (stuttering)
  • Early Childhood Intervention (birth to 3 years)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Pragmatics/social skills
  • Oral Motor Treatment
  • Reading and Writing Disorders
  • Communicative/Cognitive Disorders
  • Reading and Writing Disorders using Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing (LiPS)

 

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Diana G. Masker & Associates
Pediatric Speech Language Therapy

3040 N. Wickham Rd., Suite 4
Melbourne, FL 32935

(321) 751-1443 tel
(321) 751-1448 fax

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