Speech Pathology Associates


Don's Personal and Professional Biography

Who is Don Harris? Don is a certified speech language pathologist, professional coach, entrepreneur, mentor, small business owner and consultant based in the heart of Washington state.

Speech Pathology Associates, PS was started in 1984 as a solo practice and eventually evolved into a Medicare Rehab Agency, employing 50 therapists and support staff, serving 14 counties in Washington and Oregon.

We're glad to say, we've returned to our roots. We currently provide speech and language evaluations and treatments, therapy for auditory processing, social language training for all ages, assistive technology training and much more! Don is also a Certified Provider for The Listening Program and the SpeechEasy Fluency Device.

Is Don experienced? Don started three successful healthcare related companies Optimum Rehab & Learning Specialists, Speech Pathology Associates, PS and Cascade Summit Workforce. As well as, private-practice.com, a company started to assist professionals in the development of their own private practice and Speaking Successfully, PS, a company providing accent reduction and modification services to employees and employers trying to maximize their potentials.

Don is a powerful public speaker and skilled group facilitator. He is an on site conference instructor and distance trainer for Advance Brain Technologies. He has designed and facilitated numerous training programs dealing with workplace and business issues.

Throughout his career, Don has relied on refined listening skills to understand the goals and aspirations of his clients and assist them with creating powerful strategies for achievement.

He is a past member of the board of directors for the Washington Hearing and Speech Association and The Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology.

What else has Don done? Don graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts and Western Oregon University with a Masters of Science Education both with degrees in Speech Pathology. He has been a speech pathologist since 1978.

Don is also a graduate of The Institute For Life Coach Training and a lifetime member of Coachville’s Graduate School of Coaching.

Don's coaching practice focuses on helping independent professionals get what they want out of their life, career, and business. Don designed ‘5 Steps To Speaking Successfully' specifically to help independent professionals achieve their personal and professional goals through improved speech production and understanding. More information can be found at Speaking Successfully, PS.

Through his work as a small business owner, entrepreneur, and professional trainer Don has helped individuals, groups, and organizations become more effective and achieve their goals.

Don has been married to Laurie for 15 great years and has 3 grown children and 4 wonderful grandsons and a beautiful granddaughter.

Your initial contact with our center will provide you with professionalism and evidence our commitment to a strong therapy partnership. Our mission is to provide you with unparalleled service in a friendly and comfortable environment.