Who makes up the Speech Therapy team?

Who makes up the Speech Therapy team?

Pediatric speech-language therapy focuses on supporting the child’s ability to communicate and play with their parents, caregivers, and friends. It may vary from providing a non-verbal child with a way to communicate to developing oral motor skills to help explore new foods to navigating social skills during peer interactions.

The team of Speech-Language Pathologists at Eyas Landing utilize a comprehensive model of combining the most appropriate evidence-based practices based on each child’s needs to ensure success towards their goals. Eyas Landing speech therapists use sensory strategies and equipment to increase a child’s arousal, oral awareness, and verbalizations.

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Kelly C

Specializes in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Autism, Expressive/Receptive Language Disorders, Apraxia of Speech, Developmental Language Delay, Feeding, Articulation, Fluency, PROMPT Certified, and Beckman Oral-Motor Certified.

Amanda W

Specializes in Early Language Development, Receptive-Expressive Language Disorders, Autism, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Speech Sound Production (Articulation, Phonological, and Childhood Apraxia of Speech), Early Intervention, Fluency, Social/Pragmatic Language, Parent Education, and Feeding.

Elizabeth M

Specializes in Autism, Developmental Language Delay, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Expressive and Receptive Language, Articulation, and Cognitive Communication.

Rhonda W

Specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Mary Grace D

Specializes in Early Language Development, Articulation, Social Language, and Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders.

Molly R

Specializes in Sensory Feeding, Infant/Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing, Autism, Language Development, Motor Speech Disorders, Developmental Disorders, and Receptive/Expressive Language Disorders.

Carmela L

Specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorder, AAC, Medically Complex Individuals, Receptive and Expressive Language, and Social Pragmatic Language.

Julia A

Specializes in Expressive and Receptive Language, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Social/Pragmatic Language.

Nicole R

Specializes in Expressive and Receptive Language, Articulation, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

Sydney G

Specializes in Group Engagement, Crisis Intervention, CBT, DBT, and Art Therapy.

Brittney M

Specializes in Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders, Social/Pragmatic Language, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Articulation, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social/Emotional Disorders, and Diverse Populations.

Together, the ST team seamlessly collaborates with each child’s entire therapeutic team to address best practices and individualized treatment plans.

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Who benefits from Speech Therapy?

Any child under the age of 21 years experiencing difficulties with comprehension or expression of language, unintelligible verbal speech, navigating social interactions, and/or oral motor development would benefit from an evaluation with a speech-language pathologist. Additionally, Eyas Landing speech therapists collaborate with occupational therapists, physical therapists, behavior therapists, and school staff to ensure speech goals are targeted in all settings.

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Speech Therapy Techniques

Speech-Language Pathologists use a variety of interventions and strategies to achieve results with their clients. Therapists at Eyas Landing are well-practiced in language facilitation strategies, theories of language development, oral-motor development, and progression of speech sounds.

They incorporate these strategies into fun and functional activities to ensure each child is generalizing their newly developed skills across multiple environments. When necessary, Augmented and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems can be introduced to facilitate communication, including the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) or speech-generating devices.

If a child’s food intake is a concern, our therapists utilize the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to explore the look, smell, and taste of a variety of different foods.

Speech-Language Pathologist also use the following evidence-based techniques during their sessions:

Speech-Language Pathologist also use the following evidence-based techniques during their sessions:

Family therapy

DIR
(Floortime)

Kaufman
Protocol

Aided Language Stimulation

Beckman Oral Motor Program

Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS Feeding)

Picture Exchange Communication System

PROMPTS for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT)

Eyas Landing speech therapists provide services in the home, at the clinic, in the school, and out in the community, the goal being the most naturalistic environment for the child to be able to generalize skills.

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Goal of Speech Therapy

Speech-Language Pathologists’ main goal is for all Eyas Landing clients to achieve effective, functional communication across a variety of environments and to be active members within their settings, effectively communicating with everyone around!