Dr. Leah Beekman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Leah is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Chapman University. She specializes in social communication, specifically in the middle and high school populations. Her current projects include training middle/high school students about code switching, social interactions with authority figures and language use in high stress situations. Additionally, she trains parole officers and police officers about what language disorders are and how to interact with someone who has one. She also conducts private, in-home therapy for a range of children from 18 months to 10 years old. She has experience in early intervention, AAC and with a wide range of disorders. Leah is also the faculty advisor for the CU National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association chapter. In her spare time Leah enjoys hiking, kayaking and traveling anywhere in the world.