Speech Therapy Dept

Stacie Schneider, MA, CCC-SLP

Supervising Speech and Language Pathologist

Education: Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Pittsburgh and Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University.

Focus of Practice: Speech and Language Pathology

Experience: Stacie Schneider joined The Hope Learning Center in 2009. Stacie has several years of experience working with the pediatric population in various outpatient rehabilitation centers. She has worked with children from birth to age 21 with a variety of speech and medical diagnoses including: Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, expressive and receptive language, articulation, fluency, cleft palate, pragmatics, and genetic disorders.

Stacie is recognized as an Adjunct Clinical Instructor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Duquesne University for her dedication and time supervising students working towards their maters's degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Stacie also supervises master's degree students from The University of Pittsburgh.

Kylie Racioppo, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech and Language Pathologist

Education: Master of Science degree in Speech and Language Pathology and Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Focus of Practice: Speech and Language Pathology

Experience: Kylie Racioppo joined The Hope Learning Center in 2011. During graduate school, Kylie gained experience working with several different populations in various settings such as a school for children with special needs, specialized clinics and a hospital. She has also worked one on one at inclusive summer camps that enable children with autism to be integrated among their typical peers. Kylie is skilled in working with children with autism and early childhood language disorders.

Chelsea McGinn, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech and Language Pathologist

Education: Masters of Arts in Speech Language Pathology and Bachelors of Arts in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Focus of Practice: Speech and Language Pathology

Experience: Chelsea Hackworth joined The Hope Learning Center since 2013. During graduate school, Chelsea gained experience working with children who had a variety of medical and developmental disabilities at both The Governor George Leader Speech and Hearing Clinic and Seneca Valley School District.

Chelsea recently completed her Clinical Fellowship and is excited to continue her work within the field of speech-language pathology and working with children on the Autism Spectrum and those with language, articulation, and fluency needs. Chelsea provides treatment at the Wexford location and through schools contracted with The Hope Learning Center.


Jocelyn Shuber, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech and Language Pathologist

Education: Master of Arts Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Pittsburgh and Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University.

Focus of Practice: Speech and Language Pathology

Experience: Jocelyn Shuber completed an internship with The Hope Learning Center and came on staff in 2014. Jocelyn had the privilege of providing both individual and group speech therapy to children in a variety of settings, including pediatric outpatient clinics and a local middle school.

Jocelyn currently serves as a mobile therapist, treating clients in Pittsburgh and its surrounding communities. She has experience working with children on the Autism Spectrum and those with articulation, language, and fluency disorders.

Liz Kayda, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech and Language Pathologist

Education: Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Duquesne University and Bachelor of Arts in Communication Science and Disorders from the University of Pittsburgh.

Focus of Practice: Speech-Language Pathology

Experience: Liz Kayda joined The Hope Learning Center in 2017. Prior to graduate school, Liz worked as a one on one speech and language assistant in a public school. Additionally, she has completed graduate fieldwork in various settings including a pediatric outpatient clinic, public school, and rehabilitation hospital. Liz has experience working with children who have autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, and other developmental disabilities. She is passionate about helping children with communication needs utilize functional language in their daily lives. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Anna Mianzo, MS, CF-SLP

Speech and Language Pathologist

Education: Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology and Bachelor of Science in Speech and Language Pathology with a Minor in Sociology from Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Focus of Practice: Speech and Language Pathology

Experience: Anna Mianzo joined The Hope Learning Center in 2018. During graduate school, Anna worked with different populations including students with various communication disorders and adults with cognitive-communication disorders in a skilled nursing facility. She is skilled in working with elementary aged students, including those with autism and speech and language disorders. Anna currently is working towards obtaining her Certificate of Clinical Competence.

Caryssa McCool, MS CF-SLP

Clinical Fellow, Speech and Language Pathologist

Education: Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Duquesne University; Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Duquesne University

Focus of Practice: Speech and Language Pathology

Experience: Caryssa McCool joined The Hope Learning Center in 2018. During graduate school Caryssa gained experience through various settings including the school for the Deaf; pediatric outpatient, and acute hospital. Post-graduation Caryssa's experience included pediatric outpatient facility, and in an elementary school, middle school and high school setting. Caryssa has almost completed her clinical fellowship and will gain her CCC's soon.