Shelly Geddes is a licensed speech-language pathologist who was born and raised in Oklahoma and received a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Oklahoma in 2004 and an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2006.
She has a special interest in assessing and treating children with voice/resonance and speech sound disorders including: articulation, childhood apraxia of speech, and phonological disorders.
Shelly is the founder of Pediatric Communication Solutions, Inc. in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She also serves as the co-director of the John W. Keys Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Team at OUHSC and the co-director of the Velopharyngeal Insufficiency (VPI) Clinic of Oklahoma. She is an active member of both the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). She is constantly learning and expanding her clinical skills, and she strives to provide the best possible evidence-based treatment through continuing education courses.
Prior to opening her private practice, she held an academic appointment at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in the College of Allied Health as a Clinical Assistant Professor for twelve years.
Shelly finds her work with children and families very rewarding. She values the relationships built with families throughout the course of their treatment. She is dedicated to treatment of communication disorders related to cleft lip and palate, going on mission trips whenever she is able. Shelly is currently mentoring a Speech-Language Pathologist in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia who will soon be one of the first to graduate with a masters degree in her country.
Shelly and her husband James, reside in Norman with their two children, Jett and Kate. Outside of helping children find their voices, Shelly enjoys traveling with her family, going to the beach, yoga, and pilates.