Jean Merchant
Certified Speech Language Pathologist

I received a Master of Arts degree in Communicative Disorders from the University of Central Florida. I am certified by the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association and licensed by the Florida Department of Health in Speech-Language Pathology. I have enjoyed the privilege of working in a variety of settings to serve children and adults with speech/language disorders. My passion is working with kids of all ages and abilities. I relish the opportunity to work directly with my dear friend and business partner, Julia Peavy, in offering families the opportunity to help their children become successful communicators. I live in Ocala with my wonderfully supportive husband of 24 years, Bill.

Julia Peavy, MACCC-SLP
Certified Speech Language Pathologist

I hold a Master’s degree in Communicative Disorders from the University of Central Florida, a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association and I am licensed by the State of Florida Department of Health as a Speech Language Pathologist. An Ocala native, I have lived here all my life. My husband, Donnie, and I have two wonderful daughters, two great son-in-laws and 4 gorgeous grandchildren. As a speech language pathologist for 15 years, I have experience working with children in the public school setting as well as adults in skilled nursing facilities. A desire to make a difference in the lives of children with communication needs and the knowledge that I could do that much more successfully in the private practice setting led to the founding of ProTherapy SLP Services with my longtime friend and colleague, Jean Merchant.