Mollie Strain, MA CCC-SLPSpeech Therapist
Mollie began her educational career at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska - graduating with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. After her stint in Nebraska, she moved to Indiana and graduated from Indiana University (go Hoosiers!) with a Masters of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology (2018). A year later, she received her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Mollie has a high understanding of many age groups and settings due to her experiences throughout graduate school. She has experience in settings such as clinics, rehabilitation hospitals, and multiple schools. It was through these experiences that Mollie found her passion in working with all children, especially those with developmental disorders and complex communication needs (i.e. those who use augmentative or alternative communication (AAC)).
What sets Mollie apart is her experience working with Autism Spectrum Disorders. During her undergraduate studies, Mollie worked as a behavioral therapist, using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. In addition, during her clinical fellowship year, Mollie worked at an elementary school with an intensive autism program that also used ABA within its framework. This background gives Mollie a unique skill set of teaching strategies and techniques that she finds to be effective for speech-language therapy, as well.
Mollie believes that “everyone has a voice,” and that collaboration with other healthcare professionals and families is the key to an effective program. She also enjoys incorporating fun, creative play into her sessions to motivate her clients while they enhance their communication skills.
When she’s not at the clinic having fun with her clients, Mollie enjoys spending time with her dog (Frannie), lounging at the beach, watching movies, baking sweet treats, and trying her best to get out of escape rooms