Madison March Hegarty, MHS CCC-SLP and Clinical Supervisor, joined Joy Opens Doors in 2020, and has been practicing as a speech-language pathologist since graduating from the University of Missouri in 2015. Madi is originally from Missouri, and found her move to the Bay Area to be very personally enriching. She specializes in working with speech disorders relating to cleft lip and palate and autism spectrum disorders.
She has received an ACE award for continuing education from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and is Hanen certified in More Than Words. She is PROMPT trained and has also completed training in DIR Floortime and the alternative/augmentative communication system Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). She says, “My favorite thing about speech therapy is troubleshooting communication challenges in real time to help clients build confidence and motivation.”