My Services

Telepractice

All speech, language, and communication services are provided online via telepractice. As an experienced speech-language pathologist, I find that online service delivery allows me to really personalize treatment sessions to each client's individual needs. Most of my experience in the field of speech-language pathology that I discuss below has been with in-person treatment. However, I discovered telepractice in 2020, and I am loving the online service delivery model! I find that from children to adults, there are many ways to engage the client in sessions and provide skilled intervention services that are tailored directly to each client's needs.

Online English Communication Services and Consulting

I offer online English Communication services. I use various methods, including the Compton PESL method, and I employ other techniques for modifying the production of vowels, consonants, intonation, prosody, & stress.  This is an elective service that is best suited for individuals who speak English as a second language and wish to modify their pronunciation of English.  On the first one or two visits, clients undergo an evaluation of all the speech sounds in the English language.  From there, an individualized treatment plan is created to address the client's specific needs.

Online Speech-Language Pathology Services

I offer Online Speech-Language Pathology services to individuals across the lifespan.  The majority of my work has been in pediatrics.  I also have experience providing services to adults, and I really enjoy providing services to both the pediatric and the adult population.

I have experience in various areas, including:  Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC), Language Understanding/Language Expression, Articulation & Phonology, Stuttering & Fluency, Social Language & Pragmatics, Voice, Caregiver Consulting, & Collaborating with parents/caregivers/other professionals.

For pediatrics, I have experience providing services to pediatrics of all ages in various areas, including:

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) (Speech-generating devices, speech generating iPad apps, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), visual schedules, video-modeling, visual scene displays, social stories, low/mid/high tech AAC).

  • Language Understanding

  • Language Expression 

  • Articulation & Phonology 

  • Early Intervention (home based interventions for children ages birth to three, preschool & daycare based interventions for children ages three to five).

  • Phonological Awareness (blending syllables, segmenting syllables, rhyming, segmenting sounds in words)

  • Increasing Speech Fluency

  • Decreasing Speech Disfluencies

  • Slowing down the rate of speech using pacing techniques

  • Social Language & Pragmatics (turn-taking in conversation, eye contact, joint attention, understanding and using sarcasm, understanding and using figurative language, problem solving, body language, facial expressions, understanding & expressing emotions, social/peer groups)

  • Child-directed play interactions

  • Increasing the variety of different types of play skills a child engages in 

  • Generalizing speech & language skills to a variety of settings and with a variety of communication partners

  • Voice (resonant voice exercises, intonation, vocal hygiene, diaphragmatic breathing, decreasing screaming behavior, voice volume awareness)

  • Caregiver consulting and collaborating with other professionals (explaining home programming to parents, interviewing parents using Routines Based Interview techniques, collaborating with physicians, collaborating with psychologists & social workers, collaborating with occupational therapists & physical therapists, collaborating with regular education & special education teachers, participating in Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings and Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) meetings)

For adults, I have experience providing services in these areas:

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) (Speech-generating devices, speech generating iPad apps, visual scene displays, grid displays, eye gaze)

  • Language Understanding

  • Language Expression

  • Articulation

  • Slowing down the rate of speech using pacing techniques

  • Voice (resonant voice exercises, intonation, changing the pitch of a speaking voice to find an individual's optimal pitch, vocal hygiene, diaphragmatic breathing)

  • Caregiver consulting for communication interventions to help those with Primary Progressive Aphasia (visual scene displays to provide context to guide a conversation, visual schedules, communication partner techniques)

Pricing
 

  • Please contact me for pricing. 

Location 

  • Online via telepractice

  • Clients must be in the State of Minnesota.