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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Our Team

Patricia Smeds, MA, CCC, SLP, Co-owner of the Center for Speech and Language, T.C., LLC (CSLTC, LLC) graduated from California State University, Fresno 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 Smeds, MA, CCC, SLP, Co-owner of the Center for Speech and Language, T.C., LLC (CSLTC, LLC) graduated from California State University, Fresno with a Master’s Degree in Communicative Disorders in 1997.

He brings to the Center many years of experience with both children and adults. His career began in the California school system where he evaluated and treated school aged children with speech and language disorders.

He moved to Florida in 1999 and was employed as a speech language pathologist with Rehab Works in Jacksonville. In 1999 he went into private practice for himself and opened First Coast Speech and Language. In 2001 he moved to south Florida and joined the practice of CSLTC, LLC.

Since that time he 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.

He is a member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, ACE award and The Florida Speech Language and Hearing Association where he has served as a member of the Ethics Committee. He has also been

a member of the Advisory Councils for many local Home Health Agencies and has provided workshops and in-services for private schools, Assisted Living Facilities, Parkinson’s Disease and Stroke Support groups and Home Health Agencies.

Kenneth is certified in Neuro Muscular Electric Stimulation Therapy as well as the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment Program. He is also competent in providing therapy to laryngectomized patients.

He is a competent, enthusiastic Speech Language Pathologist as well as an active member of the community.

 
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!

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Louis (Louie) C. Redpath, MS, CCC-SLP moved from Springfield, Illinois to join the team in 2014. He completed his Masters of Science in Speech, Language Pathology at Southern Illinois University and completed his Clinical Fellowship here at the Center. He holds the Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. Louie has an interest in the acute hospital setting as well as the adult and pediatric populations. He is certified in LSVT Loud as well as Neuro Muscular Electric Stimulation. Louie is a fun loving person who develops excellent rapport with patients of all ages. He is an enthusiastic, flexible, competent professional and an asset to the CSLTC team. He is married to Wonder Woman!

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Lana Powers, MS, CCC, SLP,  recently moved back to the area from Tampa, Florida. She completed her Bachelors of Arts in English with a focus on British Literature at Florida Atlantic University, while living in the Jensen Beach area. After completing this degree, she went on to achieve her Masters of Science in Speech and Language Pathology. She completed her clinical fellowship delivering services to pediatric populations in public schools, private schools, pre-schools, and private practice.

Phillip Levkoff, MSP, CF-SLP graduated with a Master of Speech Pathology degree from the University of South Carolina. He joined the CSLTC team in 2018. He has interest in both adult and pediatric populations. Phillip has expertise in the areas of cognition, language, swallowing and counseling in Speech Language Pathology. He enjoys outdoor sports including all the water sports that South Florida has to offer. Phillip is a valuable member of the CSLTC team.

Brennae Bilinski, M.A., CF-SLP, is originally from Michigan, and recently moved to Florida. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Sciences, with an emphasis in Speech-Language Pathology at Grand Valley State University.  In 2018, she went on to complete her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology at Wayne State University. Her experience includes pediatric and adult populations in school, inpatient, and outpatient settings.

Brennae loves to be creative and enjoys all outdoor activities. She is excited to seek out Florida’s plethora of aquatic adventures, and one of her goals includes learning how to scuba dive!

Lisa Pryor, Office Manager, joined the CSLTC, LLC team in 2003.

She was born in Florida, so is a “native.” Her experience and local knowledge make her invaluable. She came to CSLTC, LLC when Kathy (Lisa’s Mother), our previous office manager, retired. Leaving us her first born child, was part of Kathy’s severance package!

Prior work experience:

  • 1986-1989 – Title Clerk – Local Car Dealership
  • 1989-1998 – Court Reporter/Office Manager
  • 1998-2003 – Office Manager -Local Marine Dealership

As the voice and face of our office, Lisa embodies the family atmosphere that is so important to both our staff and the patient’s experience. She has many years of knowledge in bookkeeping, office management, accounting, and even court reporting! She is competent in office computer systems and is an essential part of the smooth operation of all front and back office functioning.

She is more than an office manager, Lisa is an essential member of the CSLTC, LLC family.
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Therapy Services

The Center for Speech and Language, T.C., LLC 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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Positions

We currently have openings for CCC and CF (expert supervision provided) Speech Language Pathologists.

The Center for Speech and Language, LLC 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.

Qualifications/Requirements:

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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