Lydia Kopel, EdS, CCC-SLP, currently works for a contract company supervising clinical fellows and does training and consulting all over the United States. Ms. Kopel has over 40 years of experience which includes working as a Special Education Coordinator, a Lead Speech-Language Pathologist, and as a SLP in large metro school systems. During that time she developed several resource manuals for SLPs and teachers of the hearing impaired and visually impaired. She has worked with children ages 3 to 21 years of age and with all areas of exceptionality. She has a great interest in language-based learning disabilities and integrating the curriculum with speech therapy.
Ms. Kopel was a member of the Georgia School-Based Speech-Language Pathologist Leadership Team, established through the Georgia Department of Education (GADOE). While on this team, she co-developed the Georgia State project SLPs Collaborating in General Education Classrooms: Practicing Seamless Education. She is also one of the founders and continues to be a member of the Georgia Organization for School-Based Speech-Language Pathologists. Ms. Kopel is a member of ASHA and has her Georgia State License.