Michelle Albanese is a Speech-Language Pathologist who was born and raised in New Jersey. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Kean University in Union, New Jersey in 2014. Michelle moved to Boone, North Carolina to attend graduate school at Appalachian State University, where she earned her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2016. Since graduating, she has gained experience working with patients in a variety of different settings including outpatient, homes, schools, and daycares. She has experience providing treatment to pediatric patients diagnosed with fluency disorders, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, pediatric feeding disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, articulation, and phonological disorders, and language delays and disorders. For Michelle, the most rewarding part of being an SLP is empowering children to communicate their wants and needs through play and working with families to help their children to become better communicators.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, hiking, cooking, painting, strength training, doing yoga, spending time with her dog, and traveling.