Sarah Hartney M.S. CCC-SLP
Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist
Sarah is the founder of Feed • Talk • Grow Pediatric Therapy and has been a speech-language pathologist since 2012. She holds a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Florida, is licensed in Hawai’i & Florida, and was awarded the certificate of clinical competence (CCC) by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Sarah is a member of the Hawai’i Speech-Language-Hearing Association and an affiliate of ASHA Special Interest Group 13, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia).
She spent the first 8 years of her career working in an outpatient setting at John’s Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in Florida. In addition to treating patients in her private practice, she is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa John Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Communication Science and Disorders Department and supervises graduate level SLP students.
Over her career, Sarah has focused on treating children with feeding/swallowing disorders, children in the birth-to-three population, children on the autism spectrum, children with hearing loss and are learning to listen and speak using devices (e.g. hearing aids, cochlear implants), children with apraxia, as well as children who are non-speaking and use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) such as speech-generating devices.
She is a Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Level 1 Feeding Therapy Provider and is a certified Hanen More Than Words provider (a parent-based program that focuses on improving your child’s interaction skills, social communication skills, and play skills for children on the autism spectrum or other social communication difficulties).
There is no greater reward than helping children and their loved ones build connections, learn new skills, and find their voice.