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Our website is currently under maintenance. We will have it up and running very soon. Until then, get to know a little bit about us below.

Who We Are

Connections Speech Language Pathology was founded in 2000 by Melissa Bartel, CCC-SLP, who saw the need for better access to speech therapy services in Whatcom County. Having worked in both school and hospital settings, Melissa had the desire to manage her own clinic where she could truly meet the needs of children and their families. Today, Connections SLP provides outstanding services to children in our clinic as well as local childcares and preschools who contract with us to provide services on site.

Our certified Speech Language Pathologists serve children from birth through age 21. We treat a range of disabilities including speech/language impairment, processing delays, developmental disabilities, autism, genetic syndromes, hearing loss, sensory integration, as well as oral motor and physical issues. 

We offer comprehensive evaluations and on-going therapy in a friendly, child-centered manner. Our goal is to help every child develop communication skills during a time of fun, play-based therapy. Family involvement is encouraged for on-going development of skills in the home environment.


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