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Carol A. Ecke, M.A., CCC-SLP, BRS-FD

  • Name and credentials:

    Carol A. Ecke, M.A., CCC-SLP, BRS-FD

    Name of business/place of employment:
    Great Falls Speech Services
    Educational and Rehabilitative Speech-Language Therapy

    Employment Type:
    Private Practice

    Credential Level:
    Completed Speech-EZ® Training

    Client Type:
    Preschool, Elementary, Adolescents, and Adults; Distance Consulting; Supervision and mentorship of Registered Speech Therapy Assistants; Board Recognized Specialist in Fluency Disorders
  • Location: Montana

    301 Third Avenue North
    Great Falls, MT 59401

    Phone: 406-761-6226
    Fax: 406-761-6226

Email This Provider: Carol A. Ecke

Carol is a dedicated professional in the field of Speech and Language Pathology. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 1977 from the College of New Jersey. She has obtained 46 semester hours beyond her Master's degree and (14) ASHA ACE Awards for Continuing Education. That totals more than 980 hours of ASHA-sponsored continuing education units.

Carol has been an independent contractor providing speech-language services to school districts needing short-term or long-term coverage of caseloads. She has a wealth of experience in transforming the lives of children and adults. She has been involved with IDEA regulation from its inception. In 1977, she created the first speech and language program for Indian Health Services on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana. She was one of 11 Cadre members for the American Speech-Language Hearing Association involved in the IDEA Partnership Projects. Carol administers consultative evaluations for disability determination for the State of Montana. She also represents the Stuttering Foundation of America by managing and exhibiting products at state association conventions. In addition, she maintains a private practice working with preschool through adult clients.

Carol has hands-on experience providing services to students and clients of varying ages and needs. She is a parent herself, which adds to her ability to interact well with other parents. Carol is able to blend programs designed for her students in the school setting with activities that teachers and parents can easily assimilate into their daily routines.

In her 35 years of working in the public school system and numerous years on call for skilled nursing facilities and home health organizations, Carol has earned a reputation for being a highly capable professional, and she is adept at training specialists to perform at high levels in school settings. She has mentored and supervised speech therapy assistants.

Carol is indeed an expert in her field, from teaching administration of standardized tests and interpreting their results, to writing the IEP, knowing how to conduct a meeting with the parent and other professionals, and creating the proper approach toward implementing the IEP for each child. Her skills with adult clients are equally proficient.

Having served as the ASHA State Education Advocacy Leader for the State of Montana, she has decided to provide services to school districts as an independent speech-language pathologist, showing great energy and passion. Her goal is to improve the lives of children and families through ongoing work with districts, other professionals, and students, thus embracing her mission to give every child the ability to communicate effectively.

Within her private practice, she enjoys interacting with children and adults. As a Board Recognized Specialist in Fluency Disorders, she understands the need for each client to achieve his or her goals, and to become as fluent as possible. She works with the client to teach fluency techniques in all settings that are important to the client, thus promoting functional communication skills. She enjoys her clients to whom she provides home health speech and language therapy, as they strive to reach their potential.

She and her husband, Richard, are deeply involved with historic preservation projects, animal welfare, and family and friends.