About Anna

Anna Spilker is a speech-language pathologist and owner of Articulate Speech
and Language Therapy, LLC.

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Anna Spilker - MS, CCC-SLP

Anna is a member of the Ability Group in Anchorage, Alaska, benefitting from mentorship and collaboration with this group of interdisciplinary providers. She has 16 years of experience practicing speech in clinical, non-profit, interdisciplinary, and school-based settings. 

Anna graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology in 2006 and has continued her university affiliations through occasional post-graduate research and clinical supervision. She works with children who experience a variety of developmental disabilities and communication needs and has specific interests in motor speech, social/pragmatic language, and collaborative treatment with related healthcare and educational disciplines.  Anna strives to provide family-centered care, involving parents in setting and working cooperatively towards communication goals. She finds fulfillment in empowering children through recognizing their communication potential.

 

Anna is an active member of the Alaska Speech and Language Hearing Association and has served on the executive board. She is also a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Special Interest Group 12, Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Anna participated as a long-term fellow in the 2013/2014 Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program through the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Center for Human Development. LEND is an interdisciplinary leadership training program for professionals supporting children and families who experience autism and related developmental disabilities.  In the 2020/2021 academic year, Anna joined LEND as an adjunct faculty member for speech-language pathology. 

Anna and her husband Morgan have two young boys and the role of mom has been her most rewarding position yet. She is active as a board member in her sons’ school Parent Teacher Association and enjoys exploring Alaska, biking, reading, and cooking in her free time.