I’m a speech language pathologist who started this site to let you know about me as a professional and to learn about you.  I hope to use this as a venue to do so and offer information that may be of help.  It is hard to keep up with blog posts that are pertinent to our fields.  I tend to find these through reading a great deal when I am online. Periodically, I will try to sort through these and highlight those that I have found very useful.  Perhaps you will too.

My work as a speech-language pathologist spans over thirty years in a variety of settings ages from infants through geriatrics. The majority of my practice is with young children, under one through school age.  I am a participating provider with United Healthcare Choice Plus and Oxford Freedom Plans. I accept private patients too.

In addition to my clinical and evaluation work, I am a Clinical Adjunct at a local graduate school program in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences.. I am training graduate students in the area of diagnostics and clinical treatment of both children and adults. As a result, I develop seminars on topics connected with the skills necessary to do so and connected with developmental milestones to both assess and treat those in need. .

Special areas of interest:

  • family centered therapy with parents, extended families and others in settings both in and outside of the home
  • work with children on the autism spectrum
  • feeding therapy
  • poor oral motor function
  • neurological deficits that impact on function as well as those with complex medical problems..
  • treatment of children on the autism spectrum

I have PROMPT training and use the concepts therein to teach children motor placement for speech sound production.  With those on the autism spectrum I find the concepts of sensory integration to be essential for work with families.  These are skills that I find parents often seek.

I don’t like to talk about people as being “disabled”.  Labels are confusing to many people. I find that those provided (for funding quite frequently) need to be more well explained, taking the individual into account.  For example, what is a “learning disability??”.   Much our healthcare system has turned into a factory, churning people in and out.  Our health is not truly addressed unless we individually discuss the issues and work towards strategies towards remediation.  I try and impart this information to the graduate students with whom I work, because it would be a shame to carry on this tradition in future generations

Feel free to contact me at rkahn528@gmail.com

*I participate with United Healthcare Choice Plus, Oxford Freedom Plan and accept private pay