Consultation

Not ready to pay for a full evaluation but curious about what you try at home to support your late talker, your child who can't say /r/, or your child who stutters? Want to talk to someone about how to continue working on your child's speech and language IEP goals at home? Have a language, social, or executive function challenge in your household and want to brainstorm solutions? Know you need a schedule board or a social story or other materials to support your differently wired kiddo, but overwhelmed getting all of that ready and just right?

I have open spots for 30 and 60 minute office consultations. I also offer in-home consultations for families residing within a 30 minute drive of the village of Arroyo Grande. Please email or call now to set up a consultation.

Hanen More Than Words

Worried that your child isn't talking or interacting with others the way he or she should be? Hanen More Than Words is a parent training program for parents of children who are on the autism spectrum or who have other social communication difficulties. It is designed to empower you, the parent, to build the skills your child needs to engage with the world and to begin to communicate. The program consists of eight 2-hour parent group classes and four individual in-home visits to help you apply your newly-learned skills. You can read more about it by following the link above. I anticipate that the first program will begin in Fall 2019. You can fill out an interest form, and I will contact you as soon as the program is offered.

Screenings

Concerned about your child's speech and language development but not sure you need a full evaluation? I will spend 15-20 minutes working with your child and the remaining 10-15 minutes giving you next steps and tips/tricks you can use at home right now.

Speaking

Is your preschool, private school or parent group looking for a speaker who can provide fun and practical ideas and resources for supporting speech and language development? I offer one-, three-, and six-hour presentations on supporting language development in the home/school environment. I am especially passionate about talking about language development in young children, language/social language/executive function skills in autism, and AAC (augmentative and alternative communication). You can book a one hour talk, or email me with questions about scheduling a longer event.

Individual Speech and Language Therapy

I am not currently offering individual ongoing speech and language therapy services. I would be happy to refer you to other professionals in the area who provide these services.