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Anne Shaknis Quirk - True Self Speech Therapy


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


Anne earned her 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.

Anne is licensed by the state of Rhode Island and is certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She has treated in acute hospitals, subacute hospital rehab, outpatient rehab, skilled nursing facilities and home health. She has a background in on-air news radio in the NYC market and media relations for non-profits.


She is VitalStim® and SPEAK OUT!® certified. She has trained in Gender Affirming Voice Care under Mantra Voice, Myofascial/Manual Therapy under Walt Fritz PT, and is trained in Respiratory Muscle Strength Training among other specialities. Anne has experience addressing the following areas: dysphagia, voice disorders, aphasia, dysarthria, cognitive-linguistic impairments, and voice and speech/accent modification.


Anne is passionate about supporting her 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, Anne has provided person centered treatment to diverse populations in Rhode Island for over 10 years. 

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