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Melanie Evans



Bilingual Speech Pathologist

Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Hello, I'm Melanie, a certified speech-language pathologist and mindset coach dedicated to fostering inclusivity and inspiring change. With 4 years of experience, I specialize in culturally responsive intervention and professional training for PK-12 and higher learning institutions. I also offer coaching to support BIPOC communities in healing and building wealth.

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Expertise and Specializations

cultural responsiveness, childhood language disorders, diversity, equity and inclusion, fluency disorders, Praxis preparation, mental health awareness, SLP advocacy, CLD

Work Experience

Clinical Supervisor & Adjunct Instructor
Northeastern State Oklahoma (NSU) August 2023 - Present
Muskogee , Oklahoma

Support graduate students as they gain their clinical skills at a local elementary school.

Show Host & Studio Manager
The Pediatric Speech Sister Network March 2023 - Present
Houston , Texas

As the Show Host for the Pediatric Speech Sister Network, I lead the production of the Pediatric Speech Sister Show podcast and Pediatric Speech Sister Saturdays LIVE. In these platforms, I collaborate with industry experts to explore and gain insights on ways we can create a culturally responsive field in speech-language pathology.

Founder & Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist
Legacy Culturally Responsive Therapy Services February 2023 - Present
Houston , Texas

Pilots small private practice to service multilingual students and families in the Houston and Tulsa Metro areas. Partners with community leaders, researchers, and K-12 institutions to provide equitable speech and language interventions.

SLP Praxis® Strategy Coach
Melanie Y. Evans - SLP L.L.C. July 2021 - Present
Houston , Texas

Helps aspiring speech-language pathologists (SLPs) prepare for the Praxis® exam by creating personalized study plans based on each student’s needs and strengths; reviewing key concepts and theories covered in the Praxis® exam; and providing proven spiritual and mental health techniques to ease test-taking anxiety and boost confidence.

Cultural Responsiveness Advocate and Consultant for Clinicians
Melanie Y. Evans - SLP L.L.C. (DBA Pediatric Speech Sister) March 2020 - Present
Houston , Texas

Leverages online presence to cultivate a world-wide community of speech-language pathologists who are dedicated to grow in their cultural competency journeys. Collaborates with industry leaders to further increase advocacy and cultural awareness in clinical practice.


MS Communication Sciences and Disorders
Howard University, 2020
Washington , District Of Columbia

BA Strategic, Legal, and Management Communications
Howard University, 2017
Washington, District Of Columbia

Speech-Language Pathology Minor

Awards & Recognition

The Walton Family UNCF K-12 Education Reform Fellowship
United Negro College Fund, 2016

The UNCF Walton K-12 Reform Fellowship Program is a year-long fellowship for education reform leaders committed to advancing equity in K-12 public schools. Fellows receive up to $90k, professional development, mentorship, and networking opportunities to develop and implement a project addressing a specific challenge in their local community.