Free phone consultations are offered for new patients. During this consultation, you will have the opportunity to tell me about your child, talk about any speech and language concerns or questions you may have, and inquire about scheduling an initial appointment.
Assessments and evaluations help us to pinpoint strengths and areas of need, as well as enable us to create a customized and individualized plan for speech therapy. Evaluations include both formal and informal measures, including standardized tests, parent/caregiver interview, oral facial exam, a speech and language sample, and expert observation. You will receive a complete written evaluation report, including assessment results and recommendations for therapy.
Using a play-based and family-centered approach, I will work together with you to help your child achieve their speech and language milestones. Speech therapy will be provided through play and you will receive expert speech language pathologist coaching on how to help your child develop their communication skills during daily family routines and activities.
For preschool and elementary school age children, I continue to use an individualized, family, and child-centered approach to help your child develop their speech and language skills. I will meet your child where they are, and we will work together as a team to empower your child to develop their confidence and positive sense of self as their communication, speech, and language skills grow.
Speech Sound Disorders include articulation (sound error) disorders, phonological(sound pattern) disorders, and motor speech disorders, which have to do with the planning and execution of speech movements. Each of these disorders requires a specialized treatment approach to speech therapy. Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) and PROMPT therapy are provided for children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech and motor based speech disorders. Since children with speech-sound disorders are more likely to face reading challenges, a literacy based approach is incorporated into treatment.
An individualized and family focused approach to speech therapy is provided for young children who stutter. We will work together to help your child increase their fluency and develop healthy communication attitudes. I will work closely with you to empower your child to be a confident and comfortable communicator.
Speech therapy for stuttering is highly individualized to meet each child's unique needs. A holistic and child-centered approach is provided to help your child gain confidence and comfort as a communicator. Your child will actively participate in setting speech and communication goals that are meaningful, personalized and relevant to them in their every day experiences. Examples of strategies that may be provided include education, awareness, desensitization, mindfulness, acceptance, tension reduction, self-advocacy, self-regulation, fluency shaping, and stuttering modification strategies. The purpose of therapy is to empower your child to speak comfortably and gain confidence in their speaking and communication skills.