Carrie E. Smith


Winchester, Virginia


Carrie has been practicing as a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist serving children with speech and language disorders and their families for over 14 years.  She is the owner of Shenandoah SOUNDstart, LLC and has extensive experience working in a variety of settings including schools, adult and pediatric hospitals, rehabilitation centers, voice clinics and outpatient therapy centers.

Carrie is a pediatric speech pathologist who specializes in working with infants and children with speech and language disorders due to a variety of etiologies.  She has a special interest in working with children with hearing loss from infancy throughout their school-aged years and is a Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist. She has served on three cochlear implant teams and has experience working with teenagers and adults with hearing loss as well. Carrie served as the lead voice clinician at the University of California Irvine (UCI) Voice and Swallowing Clinic in Orange, CA and was the lead speech pathologist on the UCI Cochlear implant team.

Carrie attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville for her undergraduate degree and the University of Iowa in Iowa City for her masters.  She completed her clinical fellowship year (CFY) at Rancho los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey, California working primarily with stroke and gerontology patients.  She completed the FIRST YEARS certificate course through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and went on to complete training, mentorship, and certification as a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist in Auditory-Verbal Therapy through AG Bell.

Carrie is currently licensed by the state boards of Speech-Language Pathology in the states of Virginia and West Virginia and has previously held state licenses in Arkansas and California.  She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a member of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell). Carrie has presented at various conferences and workshops around the nation.  She holds the DIRFloortime® Certificate of Proficiency (DIR-Proficient), is trained in Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT), and Hanen. She served on the Arkansas Hands and Voices board until moving to Virginia with her family.

Carrie is fluent in both English and Spanish and conducts evaluations and therapy in both languages.  She is passionate about providing quality, research-based intervention for every child in need.