Ms. Joan Akins, M.A.C.C.C., SLP holds both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Speech Pathology and has extensive experience in a variety of settings. She held positions in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, private practice and most recently in a school setting providing services to students from Pre-K through high school in Manasquan. Ms. Akins was awarded “Teacher of the Year” in 2014. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and the New Jersey Speech-Language Hearing Association. Ms. Akins has specialized training in the Lindamood Bell Phoneme Sequencing Program for Reading, Spelling and Speech (L.I.P.S.), Visualization and Verbalization program, Seeing Stars, Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phoneme Targets (PROMPT) Level 1 and 2.