35 N. Balph Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15202, US

We Can Help: (412) 761-6062

Rehabilitation Specialists, Inc.

Rehabilitation Specialists is a speech therapy private practice minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. Based in an old house in the heart of Bellevue, our practice feels like visiting a friend.

Our Programs

Kathleen Dames, the Director of Clinical Services, is holding a purple plastic phone used in therapy

We Provide Diagnostic and Therapy Services In The Following Areas:

  • Apraxia
  • Articulation Problems
  • Language Disorders
  • Autism
  • Hearing Loss
  • Stroke
  • Head Injury
  • Auditory Processing
  • Feeding and Swallowing Disorder
  • Augmentative Communication
  • Voice disorders
  • Stuttering
  • Cleft Palate
  • Down Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy


We Are A Participating Provider For:

  • Highmark BC/BS

  • UPMC

  • Security Blue

  • Aetna

  • PA Health and Wellness

  • Health America

  • ​TriCare

  • Cigna

  • Access

  • Gateway

  • United

  • UPMC for You

  • Medicare

About Us

Kathleen Dames, M.S. CCC-SLP


Director of Clinical Services

Speech-Language Pathologist

Julie Stroup, M.S. CCC-SLP


Director of Clinical Services

Speech-Language Pathologist

Kathleen Helfrich-Miller, Ph.D-CCC



Speech-Language Pathologist

ASHA Fellow

Kelly Babin, M.S. CCC-SLP


 Speech-Language Pathologist

Karli Kubincanek, M.S. CF-SLP


Speech-Language Pathologist

Matthew Van Horn, M.S. CCC-SLP


Speech-Language Pathologist

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Madison Minick, B.S.


Speech-Language Pathology Aide

Matthew Long, OTR/L


Occupational Therapist

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Nicole Ezikanyi


Office Manager 




The staff at Rehabilitation Specialists is committed to providing you and your loved ones with state of the art speech, language and swallowing therapy services. Clients may benefit from our services if:

  • You or a family member have had a stroke or head injury and have difficulty understanding what people say, difficulty expressing thoughts and ideas; difficulty remembering things or difficulty eating or swallowing.
  • Your child is slow in using words and sentences and cannot express themselves adequately.
  • Developmental norms state a child should have 2-3 words by 12 months, 8-10 words by 18 months, 2 word sentences by 24 months and complete sentences by 36 months. ​
  • Your child has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or with Down Syndrome or any of the many syndromes which cause speech and language delays.
  • ​You or your child has difficulty eating or swallowing due to​ neuromuscular problems. ​
  • You or your child has difficulty hearing, wears hearing aids, or has had a cochlear implant.
  • You or your child's voice is hoarse, harsh, breathy, nasal or extremely loud. ​
  • You or your child has difficulty with the flow or rhythm of speech. Stuttering is characterized by hesitations, repetitions, or prolongations of sounds, syllables or phrases

If you suspect that you or your child may have a speech, language or hearing disorder, don't hesitate to seek professional help. Early intervention is essential to effective remediation. We offer free speech, language, and hearing screenings with an appointment. 

What Makes Us Special?

Located in an old house in the heart of Bellevue, right across from Bayne Library and Park, we strive to offer a feel of visiting a friend at home while maintaining a professional office space.

Contact Us

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Please contact us directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling concerns.   

Fax any documents to (412) 761-7336.  

Rehabilitation Specialists, Inc.

35 N. Balph Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15202, US

(412) 761-6062