About Us

Averil K. Hosten-Mark, M.S., CCC-SLP
Owner, Melkay Speech Therapy Services, Inc.


Averil is a licensed and ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist, with twenty years of experience which include Early Intervention (0-3), Preschool (3-5), School-Aged (K-12) Children, and Adults.

Averil has been employed with the tri-county area school boards of South Florida throughout her career. She has also practiced in various settings including homes, daycares, and rehabilitation centers. As a dedicated SLP, Averil has gained experience in serving all grade levels and has worked with students having disabilities such as Developmentally Delayed, Feeding/Oral Motor Disorders, Down Syndrome, Autism, Apraxia, Language-Based Literacy Disorders, Fluency Disorders, and Articulation/Phonological Disorders.

About Melkay Speech Therapy Services, Inc.

Melkay Speech Therapy provides evidence-based speech-language assessment and intervention for students who have a communication disorder in the areas of language, articulation, fluency, and voice. Without these services, speech and/or language impaired students would not develop their potential in the areas of communication, pre-academic learning, vocational training, or social adjustment. Melkay Speech Therapy is proficient in writing evaluation reports, creating and implementing Individualized Educational Plans (IEP) presented during IEP meetings, creating and implementing care plans, providing progress reports multiple times throughout the academic year, and implementing Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) devices for students with limited verbal output. 

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Mission Statement

To serve the needs of the community by providing quality speech therapy services to our clients which will improve effective communication skills.  Melkay Speech Therapy promotes excellence in care in a friendly and compassionate environment.  We believe that our clients deserve “a voice!”

Vision Statement
Melkay Speech Therapy will provide excellent and innovative speech and language services for children and teens with communication needs.  We will offer comprehensive assessment and evidence-based treatment services, resources, and tools for our clients and their families.

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Averil K. Hosten-Mark, M.S., CCC-SLP is a licensed and Asha Certified Speech-Language Pathologist, with twenty years of experience in Early Intervention (0-3), Preschool (3-5), School-Aged (K-12) and Adults.