Hi, my name is Julie Kogut. I am the director here at Tampa Bay Speech, Language & Reading Clinic. I opened this clinic in September of 2001 after the birth of my third son. I have a masters degree in Speech Language Pathology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. I have 26 years of experience of working with both children and adults in numeous settings including hospital (All Childre
My name is Loren Oglesby. I graduated with my BA in Communication Science and Disorders from USF in May of 2019. Before working at Tampa Bay Speech, I was lead teacher of the toddler and school age classrooms at KinderCare where I learned how to promote positive language and communication abilities with children of all ages. I enjoy working with children and have a passion for American Sign Langu
My name is Ayesha Awwad. I graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. I will be starting at Florida State University this August of 2021 to pursue my Masters degree in Speech Language Pathology. I got attracted to this field through the influence of my younger brother. Being the oldest sibling, gave me an important role throughout his sp
My name is Samantha Schultz, and I graduated from the University of South Florida, Cum Laude, with a bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Applied Behavior Analysis. This upcoming following fall, I will be attending Northwestern University to pursue my master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology. I first became attracted to the field when I realized that my pas
Hi my name is Mandy Matteis. I graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science and a Masters of Physical Therapy. I have worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings including aquatic, outpatient, home health, and pediatrics. In 2013, I became a certified handwriting specialist through Handwriting Without Tears. My emphasis focuses on fine motor an
Hi my name is Maui and I am the therapy pup for Tampa Bay Speech. I am filling the big paws of my predecessor, Sampson a.k.a. Sammy who passed in 2015. I love working with kids and making everybody smile. My passions are lizards and anything that has to do with water. I know which kids like me and when I should walk away. I love coming to work with my mom.