As a speech therapist, I offer the following services to children and their parents. While we usually meet in my clinic, home, daycare, or school visits are also available.
Areas of Practice
Difficulty with grammar, vocabulary, sentence length, and following instructions - both in understanding and expressing thoughts.
Speech sounds/motor speech disorders
Difficulty with pronunciation, or with use of the jaw, lips, or tongue to support speech, chewing, or swallowing.
Difficulty with social communication, including (but not limited to): eye contact, use and understanding of verbal and non-verbal interaction, manners, social conventions, and personal space.
Difficulty with repetitions (“I – I – I – I –I want some…”), prolongations (“Ssssssssso I saw….”, ), or blockages in fluent speaking (when intended words gets ‘stuck’ in the throat).
Gathering information from parents, teachers, and other professionals
Testing, both formal and informal
Establishing individualized therapy goals
Practicing the needed skill(s), using games, toys and books
Personalizing a homework plan
Gathering information from other adults involved in the therapy process
Sharing information with other professionals, to enable follow-up
in their setting
Offering suggestions to others involved in the client's care
Parents and teachers are invited to explore topics such as: “What can I expect at this age,” “When should I refer a child,” or best practices for a variety of challenges, such as social skills in the classroom, how to react when a child is stuttering, and what can parents/teachers do, to help build language skills.