top of page
melissabio.jpg

Melissa Elliott BS
(she/her)

Supporting Practitioner

Spelling to Communicate Practitioner

Credentials

BA, Elementary Education
Spelling to Communicate Practitioner

Experience

Melissa holds a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, having graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2009. Her educational background and teaching experience have equipped her with a deep understanding of pedagogical approaches that cater to diverse learning needs. Since 2018, Melissa has been a registered S2C (Spelling to Communicate) practitioner, specializing in working with clients in the comfort of their own homes. This personalized approach allows her to provide individualized support to her students, ensuring their progress and growth in communication skills.

Before establishing her own private practice, Melissa spent four years as a math teacher at Invictus Academy Tampa Bay. Invictus Academy is a renowned institution that caters to individuals with sensory motor differences, specifically those who rely on spelling to communicate. Through her time at Invictus, Melissa gained invaluable insight into the challenges and trauma that these students face while navigating the education system. 

Since 2018, Melissa has been a registered S2C (Spelling to Communicate) practitioner, specializing in working with clients in the comfort of their own homes. This personalized approach allows her to provide individualized support to her students, ensuring their progress and growth in communication skills. In addition to her role as a practitioner, Melissa is an I-ASC (International Association for Spelling as Communication) mentor, a position she has held for three years. Through this mentorship, she actively contributes to the development and advancement of the field, supporting other practitioners and spreading awareness about the importance of inclusive education.

Personal Interest

Melissa Elliott is a dedicated educator and practitioner who is deeply committed to supporting neurodiverse individuals in their educational journey. With a passion for empowering students with sensory motor differences who spell to communicate, Melissa has made it her mission to ensure that spellers nationwide have access to age-appropriate and engaging curriculum. 

Why Melissa is excited about being on the All Minds Academy team

I am excited about AMA because I believe that neurodiverse individuals deserve access to a standard high school diploma, regardless of their form of communication. My enthusiasm for this cause drives me to make a positive impact and empower my students, helping them reach their full potential.

bottom of page