President of Resources at Lakeshore Speech - VernaAnn

VernaAnn Kotansky, MA CCC/SLP,  is a native of Western New York. She received both her BA and MA in Speech-Language Pathology from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo. VernaAnn’s 30+ years of experience has focused on pediatrics in the hospital, rehabilitation center, developmental center and public school settings.

VernaAnn’s areas of interest related to Speech-Language Pathology include Assistive Technology (Augmentative Assistive Communication), Autism, Social Skills/Pragmatics and Executive Function. VernaAnn holds a Certifications for Assistive Technology for Communication and in the Classroom from South Florida University. She is T.E.A.C.C.H. certified and PECs trained. VernaAnn is also a Martha Holden Jennings Scholar.

VernaAnn holds her Certification of Clinical Competence through the American Speech Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a member of the Ohio Speech Language Hearing Association (OSLHA), the  Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) as well as Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT).

VernaAnn and Ellen have recently started a sister company to  Lakeshore Speech Therapy, LLC. The mission of  Resources at Lakeshore Speech, LLC. is to provide affordable quality products and therapeutic resources to enhance the lives of individuals with communication deficits. Our Playground Communication Boards are sold nationwide. Visit us at Resources at Lakeshore Speech, LLC.

VernaAnn resides in Lakewood, OH with her husband and 2 daughters. She is thrilled to be part of the Lakeshore Team and looks forward to working with you and your family.