11344 Coloma Road, suite 810 Gold RiverCA 95670 us




 American River Speech is staffed by speech pathologists holding Master's degrees, licensed by the Board of Medical Quality Assurance, and certified through the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). Therapists have extensive experience providing services to children with ASD and other developmental disabilities.


American River Speech is owned by Vicki Norman, M.A., CCC-SLP and Melissa Fischer M.S. CCC-SLP.


 Vicki Norman, M.A., CCC-SLP experience includes: treatment and assessment of children with a variety of speech and language disorders, independent assessments for various school districts, assessment and consultation services for Alternative Augmentative Communication devices, early intervention services, parent training, supervision of Speech Pathology Assistants, socialization training and presentation of speech services/goals at IEP meetings.

Melissa Fischer, M.S., CCC-SLP is a dedicated and experienced Speech Language Pathologist who has provided speech therapy services in a variety of settings that include hospital, school districts and private practice.  She has provided both inpatient and outpatient services for adults and children, specializing in autism, feeding, and alternative and augmentative communication.