Erika Baldwin, M.S., CCC-SLP, Clinical Lead, received her undergraduate degree from Ohio State University and her Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has experience providing speech, language, cognitive-communication, and swallowing treatment to both adults and children in outpatient, acute, school, teletherapy, and community-based settings. She started her career in East Tennessee schools focusing on speech sound disorders, stuttering, and cluttering. Since joining the team at Metro Speech Therapy, Erika has discovered an additional love for working with her Autistic clients and gestalt language processors. She is now certified as a Natural Language Acquisition Clinician after participating in the Meaningful Speech program. Since discovering the impacts of her own tongue and lip ties, Erika has pursued mentorship in tethered oral tissues, tongue thrust, and myofunctional therapy. She also has taken extensive continuing education coursework in pediatric feeding therapy, AAC, and Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) for Childhood Apraxia of Speech.
Erika is passionate about building a relationship with her clients and families. Therapy with Erika aims to be client-led and play/interest-based: she strives to be neurodiversity affirming in her practice every day. Outside of work, Erika enjoys rock climbing, bubble tea, and searching for bargains at her favorite resale shops.