Services

I offer in-home evaluations and therapy to help support you and your little one on your speech and/or feeding journey. Development is a complex and dynamic process that can sometimes present challenges for both you as a parent and for your kiddos. I strongly believe in assessing and treating each child individually recognizing their unique strengths, interests and needs using a “whole” body approach.  I am passionate about identifying the root cause and/or any contributing factors to your little one’s difficulties and provide you with additional resources and referrals as appropriate.  I am here to share knowledge and tools that can empower you every step of the way.  I aim to provide better understanding and direction for you as a parent and want you to feel confident your child is thriving and achieving optimal skills in both feeding and speech development!

Articulation and Speech

Articulation and Speech Therapy focuses on supporting children in achieving improved placement for speech sounds through the following:

– Evaluation of current articulation or speech production skills.

– Improving oral motor movement patterns and function for accurate sound production.

– Play based therapy to improve articulation skills and overall intelligibility (how well children are understood to unfamiliar listeners).

– Therapy to support oral motor skill development if your little one is unable to eat by mouth or has been given restrictions on oral intake

– Improving chewing and swallowing skills

Feeding

Feeding Services focus on supporting your child in achieving optimal oral motor function and feeding skills through the following:

– Bottle feeding and breastfeeding support

– Feeding difficulties impacted by tongue/lip tie

– Support with transitioning home from the NICU or hospital

– Tube weaning for infants and toddlers (transitioning from a feeding tube to oral feedings)

– Difficulties transitioning to solids including frequent gagging, coughing or refusals

– Picky eating and/or limited food repertoire

Feeding

Feeding Services focus on supporting your child in achieving optimal oral motor function and feeding skills through the following:

– Bottle feeding and breastfeeding support

– Feeding difficulties impacted by tongue/lip tie

– Support with transitioning home from the NICU or hospital

– Tube weaning for infants and toddlers (transitioning from a feeding tube to oral feedings)

– Therapy to support oral motor skill development if your little one is unable to eat by mouth or has been given restrictions on oral intake

– Improving chewing and swallowing skills

– Difficulties transitioning to solids including frequent gagging, coughing or refusals

– Picky eating and/or limited food repertoire

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy focuses on creating balance between orofacial structure and function through remediation of the following:

– Mouth breathing/open mouth posture

– Tongue thrust

– Atypical chewing and swallowing patterns

– Dental malocclusions

– Speech problems and lisping

Be Nourished Sessions

I am passionate about being a resource for parents who want information and guidance on how to support optimal speech, language and feeding development. Gather your friends and little ones (minimum of 3, maximum of 5 parent/child groups) for a Be Nourished Session of education and support. I will come to your house and answer questions, provide you with functional strategies, recommendations and guide you on how you can feed and play with your kiddos with optimal development in mind. These sessions are meant to give you an opportunity to spend time with your friends and leave feeling nourished with information.

 

Topics May Include:

– Preparing for breast and/or bottle feeds after birth

– Feeding strategies and activities to support oral motor skills (tongue movement, strength, range of motion, coordination, etc) and later feeding developmental milestones

– Recommended bottles, feeding utensils, toys and books

– Signs your infant is ready to transition to solids

– Introducing open cup and straw drinking

– Recommended first foods, introducing purees and/or baby led weaning

– Troubleshooting stressful mealtimes and picky eating habits

– Introducing baby sign language to support speech and language development

– Strategies during play and reading to encourage speech and language development

* Be Nourished Sessions are not a replacement for one on one evaluations or therapy. They are not meant to diagnose, provide or replace medical care.  

Unsure if any of these services are right for you? Call today for a free 15 minute consultation!

FEES

Visits are billed based on services provided and time spent, please call for more information.