Emily Halder, MA, CCC-SLP is the owner and speech therapist of Blue Ridge Speech and Voice. She has been a licensed and ASHA certified speech-language pathologist since 2012. Her interest in speech therapy began with a love of foreign languages and curiosity about the origin of language. She studied in France for several years before returning to the USA to pursue a bachelor's degree in Cognitive Science with a focus on linguistics from Case Western Reserve University. She then went to UNC Greensboro and obtained my master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology with a special interest in working with adults, specifically brain injury and voice training.