Courtney is a graduate of the University of Washington with a Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology. She is an ASHA certified member, serves on the Washington Speech-Language-Hearing Association (WSLHA) Board as Treasurer, and is passionate about professional development. Over the course of her career, Courtney has worked with students ranging from developmental preschool - 12th grade and has served nearly every type of special education classroom. With years of experience working in the public schools as an SLP, Courtney understands the needs of both school districts and SLPs. This understanding was applied while developing our business model in order to make us a highly desirable company to work for and with.
In her spare time, Courtney enjoys spending time with her best friend and husband, Nick. She also loves hiking in the beautiful NW, sharing meals with family and friends, visiting her nephews and nieces, participating in fitness classes, and volunteering through her church.
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"It has been a pleasure working for Smiley Speech Therapy. I have felt supported personally and professionally by the company. As an SLP, I appreciate that professional development is encouraged and funded. I have been able to attend conferences that have enabled me to provide better treatment for my students. This company strives to put their employees and the people that they serve first."
"Having completed all of my undergraduate and graduate coursework in Speech Pathology alongside my favorite Husky “study buddy” Courtney, I can attest to her passion and dedication for the field of Speech Pathology and providing services to children in the public schools. She brings excitement, knowledge, and a full heart to any goal in life, whether it is personal or professional. Four years after our graduation, she persuaded me to attend a continuing education course with her and we re-lived how our friendship formed – around a shared passion to help others communicate (paired with lots of laughter and coffee). I can’t say enough about what an amazing friend and dedicated therapist Courtney is!"
"I've known Courtney Smiley for several years now. What I've found unique about her is the ability to blend the SCIENCE of providing intervention for communication disorders with the ART of designing programs that are creative and engaging for all ages! Her expertise sets her apart as a speech-language pathologist!! And her warmth distinguishes her as a person who truly cares!!"
"As a relatively new clinician, I had the pleasure and privilege to work alongside Courtney who served as a mentor to me, offering guidance and encouragement that were invaluable in my second year as an SLP in the schools. Courtney shared many of her strategies for infusing research based interventions into real life practice. Her kind and positive nature shine through every facet of her personal and professional life, from connecting with students to communicating with families and team members."
"Courtney is a fantastic SLP and dedicated professional. She delivers research-based interventions tailored to her students' individual needs. She is collaborative, engaging, and extremely knowledgeable about speech & language services, as well as special education overall. Courtney has my highest recommendation."
"Courtney is very thorough and knowledgable about strategies used in her speech therapy, and I feel incredibly confident in her ability to explain her therapy approaches to families. She is also an SLP who really looks at the big picture when deciding what to prioritize as she formulates IEP goals for students."