Robyn Merkel-Walsh, M.A., CCC-SLP, COM ® is a Licensed Speech Pathologist and Certified Orofacial Myologist® with over two decades of experience in the state of NJ. She is employed full time by the Ridgefield Board of Education and runs a private practice in Ridgefield, NJ. She is a lecturer and author for TalkTools®. She has been elected NJ Kids Top Doctors in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2018. Robyn received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Montclair State University, where she was later invited to be an adjunct/clinical supervisor. She also taught classes at Bergen Community College and is a former clinical site coordinator for Seton Hall University. She is the Board Chair of the Oral Motor Institute. She is the proud recipient of three ASHA ACE Award and the Ridgefield Woman of the Year 2019 in Business. Robyn has authored many blogs , journal articles , texts , ASHA posters and articles and was the associate editor of the IJOM. She is a member of IAOM, ASHA. ICAP , NJEA and AAPPSPA.