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.

 
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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.

Brennae Bilinski, M.A., CCC-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!

Laura Henning, MS, CCC-SLP is a Jensen Beach native, and is excited to be back in her hometown after being away for the last seven years! She completed her Bachelors in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of South Florida in May 2015. In 2018, she completed her Masters in Speech Language Pathology, also at the University of South Florida. While Laura loves Tampa, she is very happy to call the East Coast home again and be given the opportunity to serve her community!

Although Laura plans to live in beautiful Florida forever, she enjoys traveling and is on a constant search for the best chai tea latte. She loves live music of all varieties. Her current goal is to take up piano playing!

Julie Banasiak M.S., CCC-SLP received her Master’s Degree from Florida Atlantic University in 2002 and brings many years of experience to CSLTC. Julie has been a resident of Martin County, Florida for over twenty years and, in fact, completed her student externship here at CSLTC, with Kenneth Smeds as her supervisor.

Her professional experience includes working as part of rehabilitation teams treating both children and adults. She is an experienced clinician in the areas of articulation, apraxia, language, voice, fluency, feeding and swallowing. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings and is an eager and enthusiastic speech language pathologist.

Brittney Sanchez-Appell, Office Manager, has recently joined the CSLTC, LLC team. We are excited to welcome her. She promises that her “headshot” will be available soon!

Brittney comes to us with many skills including bookkeeping, accounting and front office experience.

As the voice and face of our office, she is quickly becoming an important part of the team. She is friendly and family oriented which is so important to both our staff and our patients experience. She is competent in office computer systems and is an essential part of the smooth operation of all front and back office functioning.

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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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