Therapy Should Be...
Fun- I strongly believe that children learn their best when they are having fun! I work hard to incorporate a child's specific interests to encourage and motivate better therapy results. While therapy can be hard work, it should be enjoyable and a positive experience for the child and therapist.
Family-centered- Families know their child better than any doctor, teacher, or specialist. I focus my therapy goals on a the family's goals for their child and encourage parents, siblings, grandparents and caregivers to become part of the child's team and participate in his or her success.
Functional- Communication helps us to maintain relationships and share and receive information. If therapy does not relate to a child's personal needs and relationships, it does not serve its purpose. I use evidence-based practice to see useful and speedy results in communication and feeding skills.
Fitted- Private speech-language therapy provides the therapist and the child a luxury that traditional medically or educationally-based services do not. I tailor services and goals to target areas of need for the individual's progress-not compared to the success of age-expected peers.