Meet The Team

Samantha Fox, M.A., CCC-SLP


        Speech-Language Pathologist 

        S2C Practitioner 

Sam is a graduate of Kent State University where she received a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology. She is passionate about providing individualized, relationship-based therapy that includes each patient’s family in the process. She has had a special interest in working with non-speaking, minimally speaking, and unreliably speaking individuals on the Autism Spectrum since undergrad. Sam is a registered Spelling to Communicate (S2C) practitioner and Hanen trained. She firmly believes that therapy is not “one size fits all!" She opened Beyond Speech because she saw a need for therapy that encompassed developmental, social, motor, and sensory perspectives.

Emma Fiorita, MOT, OTR/L

       Occupational Therapist

S2C Practitioner-In-Training

Emma, originally from Wooster, OH, received her Master of Occupational Therapy from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. She is currently an S2C Practitioner-In-Training. Emma is passionate about approaching therapy from a holistic, individualized point of view. She provides her patients with client-centered and occupation based interventions to promote their functional independence and participation in desired, age-appropriate tasks. Her professional interests include the following: sensory processing skills, fine and gross motor challenges, deficits associated with torticollis and achieving developmental milestones, visual motor and perceptual skills, self-care skills, feeding difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and more. Emma is also trained in Therapeutic Listening to further support those who experience difficulties with sensory processing skills. Emma is a practitioner who truly believes in meeting each person where they are [mentally, physically, and emotionally] and helping them grow to achieve their full potential.

Teal Simmons, M.A., CCC-SLP

        Speech-Language Pathologist 

        S2C Practitioner 

Teal was inspired to become a speech language pathologist at a young age after seeing and experiencing the meaningful work her mother did as a speech therapist and special needs preschool teacher. Not to mention, she loves all things related to talking, communicating and human connection! She wanted a career that could positively impact people's lives and received a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Akron. Teal believes in the importance of improving communication skills in functional and meaningful ways, as well as building confidence and social connections with those she works with. Teal is especially passionate about early intervention, motor speech development and working with those on the autism spectrum. Teal is a registered S2C Practitioner and trained in PROMPT therapy. 

Michaela Demeio, M.A., CCC-SLP

        Speech-Language Pathologist 


Michaela is a graduate of University of Akron where she received her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology. She is passionate about providing services across the lifespan and assisting all patients with the ability to communicate and increase ability to function in their environment. She is passionate about pediatrics where she has experience treating articulation disorders, apraxia,  and language disorders. Michaela believes that each patient deserves individualized attention and treatment to fit their needs (while having fun too!).