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Stuttering/Fluency Clinic

The Stuttering Clinic at National Therapy Center is directed by Brooke Leiman Edwards, a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency and Fluency Disorders and an elected member of the Executive Board for the American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders. She and her team are dedicated to providing services to children and adults who stutter that are both research-based and individualized to meet the unique needs of each client and their family.

In addition to stuttering therapy, the Stuttering Clinic team offers special events for clients and their families such as panel discussions, parent groups, and opportunities to introduce families to the local & national stuttering support community. The Stuttering Clinic recognizes that stuttering can be a confusing and often misunderstood communication disorder, even amongst those in the speech/language pathology profession.

The Stuttering Clinic aims to educate not only families but also speech/language pathologists and other service providers by providing presentations and consultations to ensure that our clients are receiving quality care from their whole therapeutic team.  

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing/Kids of Deaf Adults (KODA) Clinic

Our vision is...

  1. To provide spoken language and ASL/visual communication options during individual therapy sessions.
  2. To discuss the child’s auditory aid and how to create a auditory-friendly environment.
  3. To teach others how to provide a language-rich environment when working with children, spoken or signed.
  4. To empower children to be independent with their hearing devices, using compensatory strategies, and informing others what their communication needs are.

In addition to evaluations and individual therapy, the DHH clinic provides the following services:

  • Caregiver coaching and education: Parents play an integral role in the development of listening and language in their children's lives. Incorporating parents into therapy sessions is common practice for children with hearing loss. Our therapists collaborate with parents to create auditory-rich home environments, assist parents in carryover with ASL support, and give them the tools they need to advocate for their children in a school setting.
  • Professional development: including training of other SLPs and other professional in assessment and treatment of children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and/or KODAs (Kids Of Deaf Adults).
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Deaf and Hard of Hearing/Kids of Deaf Adults (KODA) Clinic

Our vision is...

  1. To provide spoken language and ASL/visual communication options during individual therapy sessions.
  2. To discuss the child’s auditory aid and how to create a auditory-friendly environment.
  3. To teach others how to provide a language-rich environment when working with children, spoken or signed.
  4. To empower children to be independent with their hearing devices, using compensatory strategies, and informing others what their communication needs are.

In addition to evaluations and individual therapy, the DHH clinic provides the following services:

  • Caregiver coaching and education: Parents play an integral role in the development of listening and language in their children's lives. Incorporating parents into therapy sessions is common practice for children with hearing loss. Our therapists collaborate with parents to create auditory-rich home environments, assist parents in carryover with ASL support, and give them the tools they need to advocate for their children in a school setting.
  • Professional development: including training of other SLPs and other professional in assessment and treatment of children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and/or KODAs (Kids Of Deaf Adults).
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Voice and Feeding Clinic

Our feeding and voice services are geared towards empowering your child and family. Are mealtimes stressful? Are you worried that your child isn't eating diverse foods? Are you worried about your child's voice quality? If you answered yes to any question above, we are here to assist you. Here at National Therapy Center, we want to make food and talking fun! Our clinicians are specialized in various approaches to assist your child with oral-motor strength for those hard to eat foods, sensory issues, and pediatric voice disorders related to reflux, vocal nodules, and more. 

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Bilingual Clinic

The Bilingual Clinic works to increase service access and quality of care for bilingual children and their families in the local community, incorporate equity and inclusion into therapy sessions, and provide educational materials and resources to families and professionals. In addition, the Bilingual Clinic strongly advocates to preserve our client’s linguistic diversity and cultivate awareness in multicultural communities about the cognitive and social benefits of bilingualism.  

Our Approach 

Bilingual speech therapy provides the opportunity for children that speak two or more languages to focus on improving their speech and language delays, not on common errors which are a natural part of second language development. Speech sounds and language rules vary across languages, so the speech-language therapist will identify shared speech and language processes in English and Spanish to discern which are natural or atypical errors from the second language. 

Therapists are focused on equitable service delivery and are trained to recognize cultural bias during testing and take into account what information could be unfamiliar and have a heavy cultural influence for the child, based on their background. Therapists utilize evidence-based practices for bilingual children during treatment in the language they use most often and are exposed to. Parents are provided with vital tools and strategies, in their native language, and are empowered to continue to support their child’s speech and language communication development. 

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Bilingual Clinic

The Bilingual Clinic works to increase service access and quality of care for bilingual children and their families in the local community, incorporate equity and inclusion into therapy sessions, and provide educational materials and resources to families and professionals. In addition, the Bilingual Clinic strongly advocates to preserve our client’s linguistic diversity and cultivate awareness in multicultural communities about the cognitive and social benefits of bilingualism.  

Our Approach 

Bilingual speech therapy provides the opportunity for children that speak two or more languages to focus on improving their speech and language delays, not on common errors which are a natural part of second language development. Speech sounds and language rules vary across languages, so the speech-language therapist will identify shared speech and language processes in English and Spanish to discern which are natural or atypical errors from the second language. 

Therapists are focused on equitable service delivery and are trained to recognize cultural bias during testing and take into account what information could be unfamiliar and have a heavy cultural influence for the child, based on their background. Therapists utilize evidence-based practices for bilingual children during treatment in the language they use most often and are exposed to. Parents are provided with vital tools and strategies, in their native language, and are empowered to continue to support their child’s speech and language communication development. 

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Alternative Communication (AAC) Clinic

AAC stands for Alternative or Augmentative Communication. AAC can include anything from pointing to pictures to using a high tech device to communicate but the main purpose is to help someone express themselves when they are unable to do so verbally. AAC is appropriate for any child at any age who has difficulty verbally communicating and/or being understood by others. Our vision is to help every individual find a communication system that allows them to communicate effectively and efficiently across environments. 

Our AAC therapists are knowledgeable and passionate about AAC. Our therapists provide individualized evaluations, treatments and programming of devices. In addition to evaluations and individual therapy, the AAC therapists provide AAC evaluations, AAC device trials, funding guidance for AAC systems, and prescription of devices. 

To find out more about our teletherapy services, please reach out to us