Patricia J. Grant


Arroyo Grande, California

Patricia J. Grant | Arroyo Grande, California | Top 100 Speech-Language Pathologists Impacting the Field

Practicing Since


Graduate Program

University Of Colorado, Boulder

Therapeutic Focus

Pediatric, clinic; Adult, out patient; Geriatric, nursing home; focus primarily on motor based speech disorders

Accolades, Award or Notable Achievements

  • Suma Cum Laude, UC Santa Barbara
  • Studied under Koegel, Prutting, and Costello-leaders in the field
  • Presented at ASHA Southwest Regional Conference, and Colorado State SHA Convention
  • Certified by the International Association of Orofacial Myology, 1985
  • Served on the Board of Examiners from 1987 as chairperson of the BOE from 1988-1999, and as President from 1999-2001
  • Published in the International Journal of Orofacial Myology
  • Private practices in Louisville, Colorado, St. Croix, and Central Coast Speech Pathology & Orofacial Myology, 2014

Favorite Quote

“Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.” —Abraham Lincoln

Patricia J. Grant


Arroyo Grande, California

“I chose this field out of a true passion for helping others and making a difference in their lives.”


Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Patricia graduated from Marymount High School and was valedictorian of her class. She attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where she was involved in the Koegel, Autism Project until 1980. She attended a semester abroad at Loyola University’s Rome Center and returned to graduate Suma Cum Laude from UCSB in June, 1980. Having fallen in love with the Swiss Alps, Patricia chose to attend the University of Colorado, Boulder for graduate school, where she earned her Master’s Degree in 1982. Patricia completed her CFY and her first 10 years of professional work at Boulder Memorial Hospital, eventually becoming manager of the outpatient Louisville Therapy Clinic and developing
the pediatric therapy program there to include a full team of PT, OT, and Speech Therapy services. She started her private practice in 1993, specializing in orofacial myofunctional disorders and motor based speech disorders.

Patricia was married to Mark Meyer in 1997 and in 2002 gave birth to Grant William. In 2005, after 25 years in Colorado, Patricia, Mark and Grant moved to St. Croix, USVI, taking advantage of an opportunity to work closely with an ENT physician and develop a private practice on an island currently without outpatient or hospital based SLP services. She collaborated on an article about this experience in the ASHA Leader magazine in 2007.

Patricia moved back to California in 2009 as a single mom in order to be closer to her family, where she finally has an ocean view on the Central Coast. After working in the public schools for 5 years, she opened her own office, with her own space, and shingle in the village of Arroyo Grande, CA. She continues to provide contract services to the local school district for supervision of CF
and SLPA employees. After working in just about every possible professional setting that an SLP can work in, Patricia is finally exactly where she wants to be hoping to continue to ‘be esteemed of my fellow’ professionals, patients, family, and friends.