About Us

We are a family owned and operated health care provider who has been in the Treasure Coast area since 1990. Our team of professionals, including a mother and son duo, is dedicated to attaining each client’s highest potential in a caring and and encouraging atmosphere. We maintain a reputation for excellence in service, honesty and the highest ethical standards.
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Therapy Services

The Center for Speech and Language, T.C. Inc. will provide Speech, Language and Swallowing evaluation and therapy services to all patients in need.
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Our services include but are not limited to the following disorders:

  • Dysphagia
  • Voice
  • Articulation
  • Language
  • Fluency
  • Dyslexia
  • Alexia
  • Apraxia
  • And other related disorders…
Patients with the following diagnoses may demonstrate some of the above disorders:

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Alateral Myotropic Sclerosis (Lou Gheirig’s Disease)
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Head and neck Cancer
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Autism
  • Dysfluency (stuttering)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cleft lip and/or Palate
  • Laryngectomy- training in TEP, esophageal speech, electrolarynx
  • Articulation Disorders
  • Oral-muscular Weakness
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Our Team

Patricia F Smeds, MA, CCC, SLP
Patricia Smeds, MA, CCC, SLP, Co-owner and President of the Center for Speech and Language TC, Inc. (CSLTC Inc.) graduated from The Fresno State University with a Master’s Degree in Communicative Disorders in 1980.

She brings to the Center many years of experience with both children and adults. Her career began in the California school system where she had classrooms for severely language disordered children as well as the emotionally disturbed. She was selected as a Mentor Teacher and her Intervention Program Classroom became a model for the state.

She moved to Florida in 1989 and opened CSLTC Inc. in 1990. Since that time she has been providing excellent speech, language and swallow services to clients of all ages in a wide variety of settings; including home based, hospital based and office based therapy.

She is a member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, ACE award; Florida Speech Language and Hearing Association and the local Nu Voice Club. She has also served on the Advisory Councils for many local Home Health Agencies and has provided workshops and in-services for Martin County Schools, private schools and Home Health Agencies.

Patricia is certified in Neuro Muscular Electric Stimulation Therapy as well as the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment Program. She also trained under Eric Blom to provide therapy to laryngectomized patients.

She is friendly and approachable and finds great joy and satisfaction in her service to the community as a speech language pathologist.

Kenneth J Smeds, MA, CCC, SLP

Stephanie VanAllen, MA, CCC, SLP
Stephanie VanAllan, MA, CCC, SLP, is a native of Stuart, FL. She majored in Communication Sciences and Disorders and minored in Education at the University of Florida. She then went on to complete her Masters in Speech Language Pathology in May 2010, also at the University of Florida. During graduate school, Stephanie participated in a research study on phonological alexia and apraxia. After graduation, she completed her clinical fellowship at a skilled nursing facility in South Florida and has worked at the Center for Speech and Language ever since.
Rebecca Rudolph, MA, CCC, SLP
Rebecca Rudolf recently moved to Florida from Salt Lake City, Utah. She completed her BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Utah in May 2010. She then went on to complete her Masters in Speech Language Pathology in May 2012, also at the University of Utah.

When not working, Rebecca enjoys being outdoors, reading and spending time with her husband and cat. She is loving sunny Florida and cannot wait to explore all that it has to offer. She is excited to join the staff at the Center for Speech and Language and looks forward to meeting you!

Jenevieve Tapper, MS, CF, SLP

Jenevieve Tapper, MS, CF, SLP, is a native of Hollywood, Florida. She graduated from Florida State University in 2012 with her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She then completed her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology in 2014 from St. Ambrose University in Iowa.

While in graduate school, Jenevieve completed a research study which explored the implications of oral care on aspiration pneumonia in patients in a regional hospital. She is also certified in the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment program. Jenevieve is now a clinical fellow here at the Center for Speech and Language.

Lisa Pryor, Office Manager

Lisa Pryor, Office Manager
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We currently have openings for CCC and CF (expert supervision provided) Speech Language Pathologists.

The Center for Speech and Language TC, Inc. is an active, family operated private practice in south east Florida. We have been practicing speech language pathology on the Treasure Coast since 1990 and are dedicated professionals who are energetic and active in our community. We have built a reputation for quality care for our clients as well as a challenging, supportive and fair work environment for our Speech Language Pathologists.

Position Description:

The position offers a breadth of experience with a variety of patients. Caseloads include birth to geriatric patients with dysphagia, aphasia, apraxia, dysarthtria, laryngectomy, cognitive, articulation, developmental and other disorders. The position requires an honest, energetic, and organized person. CF applicants are encouraged.


Education: Masters Degree in Speech Pathology
Experience: No previous job experience required.
Training: Provided in all areas.
Licensure: Florida State Licensure.
Other: Effective Analytical, Communication, and Interpersonal Skills.

For immediate consideration, please fill out the online form here or submit your resume via fax or e-mail to Kenneth Smeds. Preliminary phone interviews accepted for out of area applicants.

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