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Speech-Language Pathology



Maggie Russell M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language │Behavior Therapist

Maggie is a 2005 graduate of Georgetown College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology. In 2015 she completed a Master of Arts degree in Speech and Language Pathology at Western Kentucky University. In 2014 Maggie completed a Speech and Language Pathologist internship with the Emerald Coast Autism Center. She then rejoined the ECAC team in 2015 as a behavior therapist and Speech-Language Pathologist.



Heidi Banks, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

Heidi joined the Emerald Coast Autism Center Team in 2009 as a Speech-Language-Pathologist. She is a 1990 graduate of Louisiana State University with a bachelor's degree in General Studies. In 1994 she earned a master's degree in Education from Southeastern Louisiana University. Following graduate school Heidi completed the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology at the Greenery Neurological Center of the Gulf Coast. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), a member of the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (FLASHA), and is licensed to practice Speech-Language Pathology in the state of Florida through the Department of Health/Division of Medical Quality Assurance. Heidi received the ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE) in 1997, 2004, and 2009. Heidi has 12 years of experience working with children on the autism spectrum. Heidi joined the Emerald Coast Autism Center Team in 2009 as a Speech-Language-Pathologist. She is a 1990 graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of General Studies degree. In 1994 she earned a Master's degree in Education from Southeastern Louisiana University. Following graduate school Heidi completed the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology at the Greenery Neurological Center of the Gulf Coast. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), a member of the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (FLASHA), and is licensed to practice Speech-Language Pathology in the state of Florida through the Department of Health/Division of Medical Quality Assurance. Heidi received the ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE) in 1997, 2004, and 2009. Heidi has 12 years of experience working with children on the autism spectrum.