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  • C.A.P. Speech

About the staff

About Our Founder

Melanie Cap is the director and founder of C.A.P. Speech Therapy. Originally from Newington, CT, Melanie has lived in the community since 2006 and now calls South Florida her home. She holds licensure in Florida and is a certified member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). She also holds a degree in Deaf studies and is proficient in American Sign Language.

She has been a treating therapist in pediatrics since 2008 after receiving a Master's degree from Nova Southeastern University. Since then, she has worked in a variety of settings such as: outpatient clinics, private schools, Montessori schools, daycares, and home health for birth to age 3. In these settings, she was able to experience first hand how closely communication success and natural environment played a role in determining a child's rate of progress. By becoming a part of a child's weekly routine, she was able to establish meaningful rapport with caregivers and began to train and tailor ideas to facilitate language in each child's specific natural environment setting.

In 2013, Melanie believed that her passion for her career had exceeded her current opportunities. She knew she could help the community in endless ways but she would have to establish her own practice first. That in fact, is how C.A.P. Speech therapy was born. She invites you to be part of the family and watch the growth of your child's speech and language blossom!


About our Speech-Language Pathologist

Marlene Bedzow joined the CAP Speech Team in 2018. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Florida in 1989. She then studied at Boston University and Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, earning her Master of Science degree in 1991. Upon completing her fellowship year at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida, she continued to work full time in acute care, rehab and outpatient departments for 3 years. In 1994, Marlene moved to Toronto, Canada, where she worked at Toronto East General Hospital, Baycrest Hospital, The Hanen Center, various nursing homes and medical legal Independent Evaluations for a variety of insurance companies and legal firms in Canada.  Marlene began her private practice part time in her home in 1995, and then moved her practice Clearly Speaking, to join the Forest Hill Family Health Centre in 2010 until her recent move back to south Florida in 2018.

Marlene evaluates and treats children and adults of all ages. Treatment outcome number one goal is to build confident communication skills that carry over from private practice support into ones real life world. With more than 27 years of treatment and private consulting experience, Marlene can work with a wide range of speech issues including: 

  • Articulation/Phonology
  • Pediatric and Adult language disorders
  • Motor speech
  • Voice disorders
  • Orofacial myology disorders
  • Cognitive deficits
  • Accent reduction
  • Fluency

Marlene is certified in both the United States (ASHA) and Canada (CASLPO). She is Hanen Center Certified, and is a trained member of the International Association of Orofacial Myology.


About our Administrative Assistant

Jessica Palumbo is our administrative assistant. She has been with CAP Speech since October 2016 and lives in Massachusetts with her husband and three young children. Jessica is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. She received her degree from Keiser University in 2009 and primarily worked in outpatient clinics until becoming a mom in 2014. Her specialty and passion is working with children with Sensory processing disorders. Jessica's OT knowledge and experience in the therapy community is an integral part of her position as our administrative assistant.





Job Opening:

Per Diem Speech-Language Pathologist:

We are looking for an experienced speech therapist to help change our community with us! Job entails natural environment therapy in South Broward and Miami-Dade areas. Clinician must feel comfortable driving, scheduling, educating caregivers on strategies and techniques, public speaking, and be willing to take on other community involvement activities such as mommy and me classes and language enrichment lectures. This is a rare opportunity with a company that stands out from the rest! Bilingual and adult experience a plus. Please send resumes to info@capspeech.com