Maria Van Sant is a board certified Speech and Language Pathologist with a Masters Degree from UCF.  She had extensive experience in childhood language disorders and has been working for over 20 years with children and families.  She worked as a facilitator with Social Bridges in the spring of 2022 and has transitioned to Social Coaching.  She is also providing speech and language services to children who need improvement in the areas of understanding language, improving vocabulary and grammar as well sound production and stuttering.  These skills are important in order to improve a child’s confidence and ability to express themselves clearly to others.  When a child has confidence in their communication abilities, they are better able to interact in a group setting.