Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist
My name is Sharon VanDyke, and I’ve been a speech-language pathologist for almost 20 years. I have worked in hospitals, schools, nursing homes, home health, and rehab centers. In 2016, I decided it was time to branch out on my own and so I started my private practice. I am so glad I did! I have specialized training in feeding/swallowing, Autism Spectrum and social communication needs, articulation and language development, and working with nonverbal individuals needing Augmentative Communication support. I began working with the local Early Intervention CDSA office in Asheville NC in 2017, providing early intervention services to the northern parts of Buncombe County. In 2020 during COVID-19, by necessity I added teletherapy to my practice, and am proud to say that I can offer these services along with face-to-face therapy. My passion is to make my client’s world better by helping with communication and eating. By using skilled, evidence-based techniques combined with care and compassion, I help my clients reach their goals. Moved and guided by a desire to connect with each individual I meet, I strive to help others achieve. It’s why I walk through the door (or get in my car!) everyday.
What I Do
VanDyke Speech Therapy offers feeding/swallowing and speech/language therapy services to clients ages 0 to 21. I accept Medicaid, private insurance and private pay clients. I provide teletherapy appointments when appropriate. I treat a variety of needs including:
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Where I Am
I see my older clients in my Asheville,NC office. I travel to homes for ages birth to 3 who live in the North Buncombe and Leicester areas of Buncombe County and to all of Madison County. I also offer services via teletherapy using an online platform to bring therapy right into the home.
"Sharon is passionate about her work while treating her patients with compassion and dignity. I have a good quality of life now, thanks to Sharon's patience and skill."
– Stroke and Brain Injury Survivor
"Working with Sharon has been a wonderful experience for us! We are grateful for her nurturing guidance and expert techniques with our daughter on the Autism Spectrum. We also feel like we’ve truly had an advocate in the school system."
-Parent of a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder
"Sharon is always so present with my nonverbal son during his feeding and speech therapy. She notices even his smallest reactions and behavioral cues and always has new creative ideas to help us improve and reach our goals. We look forward to our sessions each week!"
Early Intervention Family
"Mrs. Vandyke’s knowledge and support is teaching me how to best advocate for my child so he can be successful at school."
To make an appointment or inquire about services please contact me.