Welcome to Parent University! We strive to offer dynamic workshops on a diverse range of topics. These presentations target educational, medical, allied health, and mental health areas related to child development. Experts in these fields will provide critical information to guide you and empower you as your child navigates the world.
Parent University was created in the fall of 2008, by Susan M. Abrams, M.A. CCC-SLP, Speech - Language Pathologist. Ms. Abrams has recognized the important role parents play in their children's development. Therefore, the mission of Parent University is to educate, inspire and empower parents to meet the needs of their children.
Susan M. Abrams, M.A.CCC-SLP is a pediatric Speech - Language Pathologist with over thirty years experience evaluating and treating children with speech and language disorders in Montgomery County, Maryland. She is certified by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensed by the State of Maryland. She holds a Masters degree in Speech Pathology from Hofstra University and a Masters degree in Counseling from George Washington University. She maintains certification as a Neurodevelopmental (NDT) therapist servicing children with physical disabilities. Ms. Abrams has been on the faculty of Johns Hopkins University. She has presented at local and national conferences on topics which include social pragmatic language, augmentative communication, and pre-speech and feeding disorders. Ms. Abrams has completed a mentor training program in social cognitive thinking with Ms. Michelle Garcia Winner, M.A.CCC-SLP. She has presented on this topic at the Diamonds in the Rough and the Social Thinking Providers Conference.