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 firstname.lastname@example.org
*I participate with United Healthcare Choice Plus, Oxford Freedom Plan and accept private pay