Speech-Language Services

MSD offers spoken language services by certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs). SLP’s provide language assessments, direct student services and consultation services to address IEP goals and objectives. Services are provided in small groups or during one-on-one sessions, either on a pullout basis and/or an inclusion setting, based on the individual needs of each student.


MSD's Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists work closely with our ASL Specialists and Bilingual Educators in order to optimize student outcomes in the areas of American Sign Language and written/spoken English. Services may include:


  • Articulation (speech sound production) & Pronunciation Training
  • Auditory Learning
  • Communication Strategies
  • Functional Communication
  • Voice & Fluency
  • Language
    • Vocabulary
    • Grammar
    • Pragmatics
  • Speech-reading
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Fostering a link between spoken English and Literacy

For additional information regarding Speech-Language services at MSD, please contact:


Michelle Bode, AuD, CCC-A        

Frederick Campus

Email: michelle.bode@msd.edu

Voice: 301-360-2045

VideoPhone: 240-575-2985

Jennifer Mertes, AuD, CCC-A

Columbia Campus

Email: jennifer.mertes@msd.edu

Voice: 410-696-3050

VideoPhone: 410-696-7441



Jennifer Mertes, AuD, CCC-A



V: 410-696-3050

VP: 410-696-7441



Michelle Bode, AuD, CCC-A



V: 301-360-2045

VP: 240-575-2985