About Me

Hello, my name is Lynn Carswell. I know how important it is for you to find just the right person to help your child succeed with their communication or feeding needs. Here is a bit about myself and how I practice.

  • My goal is for families to feel well supported in their journey to helping their children become effective communicators and happy, healthy eaters.

  • I have a small practice by design. My joy is in providing therapy to children and helping them succeed, rather than running a large business. Having fewer children and families to serve allows me to focus extensively on each of their needs.

  • I have more than 25 years of experience and extensive training, and have helped hundreds of children improve their communication and feeding skills.

  • In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, taking my dog on hikes, and paddle boarding on the lake behind our home.

  • My happy place is Hatteras, NC, where I've vacationed since I was a child.

 

Parents often tell me I have a special way with their child. I think it is this, paired with therapy techniques that get results (and the fact that I love working with the children!) that has led so many families to say that I am the 'right fit'. Hence, my practice name!

 


PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS and QUALIFICATIONS

  • I hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and a NC Speech-Language Pathology license.

  • I am a four-time recipient of the ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE). The ACE is a formal recognition of professionals who have demonstrated their commitment to lifelong learning.

  • I am a member of the North Carolina Speech-Language Hearing Association, ASHA’s Augmentative Communication Special Interest Group, and the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology.


Kind Words

My daughter, Avery, has been working with Lynn for the past 9 months on her expressive language and feeding skills. Since beginning therapy with Lynn, Avery has gained more sounds and words and she is better able to express her needs and thoughts using words. She is also better able to join in social interactions with peers. Her feeding skills are now age-appropriate.

Avery looks forward to sessions with Lynn and mentions her during the week. Sessions are well planned, geared towards Avery’s interests, and seem grounded in recent research. Each session is based on Avery’s emerging skill set, but is still fun for her. Additionally, we are provided with plenty of activities to work on between sessions. 

As someone who has worked in early intervention for over a decade, I can say from experience there are few therapists around that individualize, plan, and implement treatment like Lynn. She has the knowledge and experience to know what works and the flexibility to make it work for any child.
—  Liz, mother of Avery, age 2
Lynn has an amazing way with children. As an occupational therapist, I have had the opportunity of sharing several clients with Lynn. Her compassion and caring is evident. She collaborates well with other professionals and she spends time planning, organizing and researching her treatments. All this is translated into nice gains in speech and language for her clients!
— Donna, Occupational Therapist
Lynn can offer feeding therapy as well as language and communication and will adapt to the needs of your child. Lynn has a broad skill set and provides excellent adaptable and comprehensive care. We are extremely grateful she has been our son’s therapist!
— Hayley, mother of Alex, 6


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the method of payment?

  • I am an out-of-network provider for insurances. I will help facilitate your reimbursement from your insurance company by providing a packet of invoices, with the necessary coding, ready to send in each month. I am happy to assist you with this when you are getting started.

  • For more information on claim submission, please visit ASHA's Insurance Page.

  • Documentation can also be provided for submission to Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), so that you can pay for your sessions with pre-tax monies.

  • Payment for service is due at the time of visit.


How long are the sessions?

Many therapy sessions are 45 minutes long, however, this can be adjusted to meet your child's and family's needs.


How will I be involved in my child's therapy?

When possible, it is helpful for parents or caregivers to participate in therapy sessions, to learn techniques to help their child practice skills between sessions.  If your child will be distracted, you have other children who will need your attention, or you just need a break, I have an adjoining waiting room where you can sit and still hear what is happening in the therapy room. I also schedule time at the end of each session to answer questions or provide additional information.