Holly Cook, M.S., CCC-SLP
Holly Cook, M.S., CCC-SLPCEO / Clinical Director
Holly Cook is the Director of Cook Speech and Language. She received her undergraduate degree in Communications and Business from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and her Master’s degree in Speech Pathology from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2001. Holly has vast experience in the field of communication disorders and has worked in both the private practice and school-based settings. Her areas of interest include studying normal and disordered child language and phonology (i.e. sound system) development, family-centered services, parent training, early intervention services, children with specific language impairment, as well as working with young children with autism spectrum disorder.

Holly holds the Clinical Certificate of Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). This certification involves not only completion of a master’s degree but also a supervised clinical fellowship and passing a national examination. Holly also holds a California State License for Speech Pathology. She is a member of several associations including the American Speech and Hearing Association, as well as the California Speech and Hearing Association.

In addition to running the clinic at Cook Speech and Language, Holly is a faculty member at California State University, Sacramento, department of Speech Pathology and Audiology. She teaches a course in Autism Spectrum Disorders within the department for undergraduate students. Holly has also provided clinical supervision for graduate students at the Maryjane Rees Speech and Hearing Clinic. She has supervised students who were participating in the Language 2 clinic, which included clients who had language and literacy disorders.

Family-centered services have played a huge part in her background training and clinical experiences. While attending the University of Nevada, Reno, Holly participated in training for the Hanen It Takes Two to Talk language program. She became a Hanen Certified Speech Pathologist and includes these training techniques for parents in every aspect of clinical practice. Her experience and expertise in this area includes training parents and caregivers on the use of daily routines to help their child’s language development.

When not busy working, Holly enjoys cooking, couponing, playing with her beagles Bodie and Lucy, home improvement projects, and spending time with her husband, Brien, who is the CFO at Cook Speech and Language.