Mary Beth Stark is a licensed speech and language pathologist specializing in social communication disorders in children. Major focus has been on working with children with autistic spectrum disorders and their families, utilizing the DIR model. Treatment considers the unique communication patterns of this population, stresses the importance of verbal and nonverbal language skills, and understands the significance of pretend play as it relates to developing language ability. Mary Beth has been a practicing speech and language pathologist for the past thirty-five years, working in private practice, the public schools and home health care, as a therapist, teacher, and a consultant. Under the direction of Barbara Dunbar, she taught a three year pilot program for young children with social and communication disorders and their parents. Mary Beth earned her bachelors and masters degree from Bradley University.
To contact Mary Beth Stark, please call her at: 404-386-1324.