Rachel Hoover, M.S. CCC-SLP received her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Loyola University Maryland. Her passion is taking an individualized and play-based approach to help clients to improve their communication in the areas that make the most impact on their lives and the lives of their families. She has worked with adults and children in school, home, hospital and group home settings in both the United States and England. Her background includes working with autism, behavioral regulation, social thinking, articulation, early intervention, gifted children, accent modification, stroke and aphasia, cerebral palsy, a variety of syndromes, and high- and low-tech augmentative & alternative communication (AAC). Rachel has also worked with clients with complex communication needs, and enjoys collaborating with AAC providers to find devices that are appropriate for her clients who could benefit. She enjoys doing parent and community trainings. Rachel has been PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) trained and incorporates PROMPT into her treatment plans, when appropriate. She’s passionate about always continuing to learn and grow as a therapist. Rachel resides in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and enjoys going on weekend hikes, spending time with friends, reading and exploring new places with her husband and children (ages 2 and 5).