Florence Cannon, M.S. CCC-SLP
Florence has been a certified speech-language pathologist for over twelve years. This is a second career for Florence; as before she became an SLP, she was a middle school language arts teacher. While she enjoyed working with students to improve their reading and writing skills, it became clear to her that she wanted to help individuals overcome their specific, unique challenges with language. So she returned to graduate school, and in 2003 she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders. She has been working in her dream profession, speech-language pathology, ever since.
In 2007 Florence moved from Arizona to Atlanta and was thrilled to join The Language Group. She enjoys conducting evaluations and providing treatment to students of all ages to help them improve their receptive-expressive language, articulation, pragmatics, comprehension, auditory processing, memory, phonological awareness, executive function, reading, and writing.
Florence is happy to be utilizing some of the expertise that she developed as a language arts teacher in conjunction with her speech-language pathology training. She is trained in several multisensory, explicit reading programs, such as Lindamood Bell’s Seeing Stars and Orton-Gillingham based phonics approaches including Wilson and Barton. Florence provides additional therapy services using a variety of evidence-based approaches, such as Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing-LiPS, Visualizing & Verbalizing, DIR/Floortime, HearBuilder, and Step Up to Writing. Florence has also completed Georgia ETA's Complete Reading Series. She is also certified in Handwriting Without Tears.
Florence maintains certification with the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and licensure in the state of Georgia. She is also a member of the International Dyslexia Association.
Florence loves traveling, reading, organizing, and spending time with her husband and five children.