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Millie Martinez Suarez, M.S., C.C.C., is the owner and director of Speech Pathology Educational Center (S.P.E.C.)  She graduated from Eastern Illinois University (EIU) with a Master of Science degree in 1979.  After many years of practicing Speech-Language Pathology, she went into private practice as Millie Martinez Suarez and Associates where she provided services to children in their homes.  In 1991, she opened the doors to S.P.E.C., which has grown exponentially over the years offering quality speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, behavioral therapy and various reading and educational programs.  

Throughout the past 30 years as a speech language pathologist, Ms. Suarez has provided her patients and the community with a high level of expertise in the area of speech and language.  


She was recognized in 1997 by, EIU’s Communication Disorders and Science Department with the Outstanding Alumni of the Year award for her work with multicultural children and their families.  In 2009, she was awarded the President’s Award from the Florida Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists in honor of her dedication to the children of the State of Florida.  She has received the Key to the City from Representative Kaplan and most recently has become an adjunct professor at Florida International University.  She continues to evaluate children and  provide her expertise while teaching and mentoring future teachers and therapists!

In her spare time, Ms. Suarez enjoys the outdoors and reading.  Her most admirable contribution to society and thing she is most proud of is her four wonderful children!



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