Speech teletherapy services for students in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Arizona, and Arkansas.
Families within 30 miles of my address have the option of in-home therapy.
Therapy is available in the areas of:
- Speech Sound Disorders: Producing specific sounds incorrectly or producing sound patterns incorrectly. Such as saying “tat” for cat or “poon” for spoon. Intelligibility can be minimally to significantly affected.
- Receptive Language Delays/Disorders: Does your child understand spoken language? This includes following directions, answering questions and correctly identifying common objects.
- Expressive Language Delays/Disorders: Can your child communicate effectively with others? This includes the amount of spoken words, types of grammatical forms used, sentence structure, and proper sequencing of information.
- Fluency (Stuttering): Stuttering is a speech disorder characterized by repetition of sounds, syllables, or words; prolongation of sounds; and interruptions in speech known as blocks. An individual who stutters exactly knows what he or she would like to say but has trouble producing a normal flow of speech.
- Pragmatic/Social Language: Does your child struggle understanding social situations, taking the perspective of others, making inferences, problem solving, and knowing the “hidden social rules” of different situations? Ideally, pragmatic/social language needs are best met while processing real-life situations in real-time and in-person. In the short-term, the student and therapist can work together virtually in a 1:1 setting to identify needs and practice specific skills while offering family coaching to practice social language skills in their everyday routines and in the community.
- Executive Functioning: Executive Functioning (EF) Skills have been called the "CEO of the brain." They allow us to set goals, plan, and get things done! Specific EF skills are: planning, organization, time management, task initiation, working memory, metacognition (knowing what you need to learn), self-control, sustained attention, flexibility, and perseverance. There is a lot of crossover between EF skills and what employers call 'soft skills'. People are not born with these skills, but they are born with the potential to develop them. EF skills are often related to and associated with pragmatic/social language competencies, but not always.
Ideally, if your child has a CURRENT IEP from their local school, we can use that for speech therapy. If you are a family seeking speech therapy and your child does not have a current IEP or has not been identified as having a need in their local school, please reach out and I will work with you to screen, evaluate, and/or establish a plan of care for your child.