Rachel Oakford is a clinical fellow in speech-language pathology. She completed her Master of Science in Communication Disorders at Emerson College in Boston and her Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics at the University of Michigan. Prior to her work in speech therapy, Rachel was a behavior therapist at an early intervention autism center.
During her graduate career, she was fortunate to work with clients across the lifespan in both medical and educational settings. At Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, she treated adults with a range of disorders including language, speech, voice, cognitive, and neurodegenerative. She enjoyed leading a community book club and assisting in community outing groups. Through work in multiple schools, she gained experience working with students aged 4-21 diagnosed with speech, language, motor, visual, hearing, intellectual and developmental impairments. Additionally, Rachel has been trained in evaluation and treatment for accent modification, transgender voice modification, augmented and alternative communication, counseling and family services, craniofacial anomalies, and Childhood Apraxia of Speech.
Rachel’s clinical interests include cognitive and language deficits following traumatic brain injury, stroke or tumor, post-concussion syndrome, neurodegenerative disorders, and autism spectrum disorder.
Rachel is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and is licensed to practice in Washington, D.C.