Dawn Clark, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
- 203-245-2778 ext. 326
Dawn Clark has always enjoyed being of service and helping students and families all over the country – including Alaska, California, Virginia and Connecticut. She earned her undergraduate degree in Child Development with a double minor in Program Administration & Curriculum Development as well as Family Studies. She started her career working as an Early Head Start Home Visitor serving families with birth to three year olds. Later, she became the Director of an Armed Services YMCA, Director of a Title IX Afterschool Program, and Youth Program Director of a Sports Club.
After moving to Connecticut, Dawn earned a Masters of Science in Communication Disorders – specifically Speech Language Pathology from Southern Connecticut State University. She worked in a traumatic brain injury clinic and specialized in cognitive therapy, executive functioning, and integrating patients into safe independent daily living. Dawn spent 5+ years working in nursing homes/sub acute care facilities assisting a variety of patients with their cognitive, communication, and swallowing skills. She thoroughly enjoyed her time in the medical sector, but Dawn missed working with students and families and made the shift in 2018 to start working back in the schools. She holds an Initial Educator Teaching Certificate for the state of Connecticut. Dawn has worked in multiple school districts along the CT shoreline (serving preschool through college age students) providing articulation, language comprehension, social communication, and executive functioning services.
Dawn has been working at Grove School since September 2021 and continues to provide speech services to children and families through her private practice, Coastal Speech Services. She is currently working on becoming a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist. When Dawn is not working, she enjoys spending time with her two sons, exercising, being on the water or the beach, gardening, and making pottery.
One of Dawn’s greatest joys is to see her students thrive and succeed in becoming themselves – their true selves. She enjoys watching students learn how to be effective communicators because everyone has gifts to share with the world and everyone deserves to be heard.< Back