Joyce Kaveney


Marlton, New Jersey

Joyce Kaveney | Marlton, New Jersey | Top 100 Speech-Language Pathologists Impacting the Field

Practicing Since


Graduate Program

Emerson College

Therapeutic Focus

School; Pediatric, clinic; Specialized schools for autism and other disorders

Accolades, Award or Notable Achievements

  • The best awards I have ever received have been the many testimonials from parents who are forever grateful for the work I have done with their children
  • A school has kept my contract for the past 6+ years because of the impact I have had on their students and their families
  • Over the past 9 years my practice has gone from a one man show, me, driving to people’s homes to now having multiple school contracts, and employing three full time employees.
  • I serve on a board of directors and have had a hand in providing almost $1 million in grants to children all over this country so that they too can receive therapy that otherwise the family could not have afforded

Favorite Quote

“Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you will land among the stars!” —Unknown

Joyce Kaveney


Marlton, New Jersey

“I never could have imagined the hardworking, warm hearted, perfect children I have had the opportunity to work with.”


My education began at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where I received my undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders and moved on to Emerson College in Boston to complete my graduate studies. After graduating I moved to Southern Jersey and in 2008 I opened my own practice, Speak to Me Kids.

I began driving to people’s homes and within a year my caseload had grown so much that I was able to rent office space. Speak to Me Kids has been a successful practice for 11 years now and has grown from a one person practice to a practice with 7 SLPs and two locations. The families I work with have always been the greatest inspiration in my career. The families are the ones who helped me build up my confidence early in my career, and achieve my many accomplishments today. Speak to Me Kids is a private practice that specializes in the pediatric population ( 20 months to 18 years old) with a variety of communication disorders. Our training includes the SOS feeding program, PROMPT, AAC facilitation, social skills, and the KATZ program for auditory processing disorders. From 2009 through 2019 I served on the board of directors for the charity Small Steps in Speech, a foundation which provides grants for speech therapy to children across the country.

What makes me unique is that I learn as much as I can from other professional’s as well as continuing education courses and hold that knowledge in my ‘tool box.’ I can take as many of those tools out as needed to create the most appropriate therapy to help the child sitting next to me. At the practice we create the most inviting, comfortable environment as possible for our families.
Our goal is always achievement beyond expectations! In addition to my professional life, I have a very active personal life as a wife and mother of three beautiful children and our family dog, Fenway!