On September 10th our speaker will be Shannon Benton--Executive Director & Founder of CLASP International.

Shannon R Benton, graduated from Baylor University with her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and with her masters for the University of Texas at Dallas in Communication Disorders. She worked at the University of Texas at Dallas/Callier Center as a speech pathologist for 8 years. She provided clinical services for children and adults in aural habilitation, feeding, fluency, language and speech. Shannon was a member of the cochlear implant team and provided auditory verbal therapy for children with severe hearing loss. She also conducted a summer camp for children and adolescents who stutter. Shannon has provided services for children with all types of disabilities including hearing impaired, autism and craniofacial disorders.

Currently, Shannon is the founder and executive director of CLASP International, as well as, practices privately as a speech pathologist with children with a variety of disorders. As this vision has unfolded, Shannon has been overwhelmed by the privilege of being a part of something bigger than self. The process of envisioning a project this huge, building a team and executing the plan has been nothing short of the Lord. She feels grateful and blessed to play a small part.