About Us

Trusted by Speech-Language Pathologists nationwide, PDH Academy is an ASHA approved continuing education provider.  Our mission is to provide hassle free, cost-effective continuing education for Speech-Language Pathology professionals.

Whether you’re looking for approved continuing education to maintain your state license, or are just interested in expanding your knowledge, PDH Therapy Academy is your one-stop shop for fast, affordable continuing education courses.

Our PDH Academy family of training companies provide continuing education for many different licensed occupations, including Engineers, Architects, Funeral Directors, Contractors, Cosmetologists, Massage Therapists, and several others.


Meet Our Instructors

Susan Berkowitz received a B.A. in Psychology from Clark University, an M.S. in Speech-Pathology and Audiology from Tulane, and an M.Ed. in Education Administration from California State University at Fullerton. She also has extensive graduate background in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis, and has worked with children with autism for more than 40 years.

Susan has worked in a variety of settings as a SLP, a Director of Education, and a Chairperson of the Speech Pathology Department. Her career has taken her to public and private schools, developmental centers, group homes, and adult day programs. She currently runs her own private practice in San Diego, providing Independent Educational Evaluations in speech-language, AAC, and Assistive Technology, as well as consultation and staff training. She presents at a variety of national conferences and provides workshops in AAC, autism, and literacy.

Melissa Petersen, MA, CCC-SLP, NBCT-ENS received her education at University of Washington and Western Washington University. She works for Edmond School District as an Educational Speech Language Pathologist. Prior to being an SLP she taught internationally, as well as working with Lindamood Bell Learning Processes leading remedial reading programs in public schools. Her clinical interests include school-age fluency disorders, clinical supervision, and integrating Animal Assisted Therapy into school-based speech and language therapy programs.