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Anne Shaknis Quirk - True Self Speech Therapy


Anne Shaknis Quirk, M.A., M.S., CCC-SLP


I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies at Fordham University, a Master of Arts degree in Public Communication at Fordham University, and Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology from CUNY Hunter in New York City.

I'm licensed by the state of Rhode Island and certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). I've treated in acute hospitals, subacute hospital rehab, outpatient rehab, skilled nursing facilities and home health. I am a clinical educator for graduate SLP students at the University of Rhode Island. I have a background in on-air news radio in the NYC market and media relations for non-profits.


I am a licensed SPEAK OUT!® Provider and VitalStim® certified. I have trained in Gender Affirming Voice Care under Mantra Voice, Myofascial/Manual Therapy under Walt Fritz PT, with additional certifications in Respiratory Muscle Strength Training among other specialities. I have experience addressing dysphagia, voice disorders, aphasia, dysarthria, cognitive-linguistic impairments, and voice and speech/accent modification.


I am passionate about supporting my clients through a variety of transitions in life. Whether it is communication change for gender diverse folks, language deficits after a stroke, difficulty eating after undergoing head and neck cancer treatment, or communication challenges after a neurological diagnosis such as ALS, I have provided person centered treatment to diverse populations in Rhode Island for over 10 years. 

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