Trusted Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist in the Portland, Falmouth, Yarmouth, and Scarborough Areas of Maine

Are you a caregiver seeking trusted help for your child’s speech and language development? Look no further! I am a fully licensed and experienced Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist, specializing in early intervention and a wide range of speech and language delays. Working with families in Cumberland County and York County Maine to include communities around Scarborough, Biddeford, Yarmouth, Portland, South Portland, Cumberland and Falmouth, I am dedicated to providing top-quality care to help your child reach their communication potential.

Why Choose Me as Your Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist? As an ASHA-accredited (CCC) Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist, I understand the importance of delivering evidence-based therapy tailored to each child’s unique strengths and needs. My areas of expertise include:

  • Early Intervention: I provide comprehensive assessment and intervention services for infants and toddlers, focusing on promoting language development and early communication skills.
  • Speech and Language Delays: I specialize in working with “late talkers” to enhance their expressive and receptive language abilities, helping them communicate effectively.
  • Articulation and Speech Sound Disorders: I address speech sound errors, phonology disorders, and apraxia of speech, enabling children to produce clear and intelligible speech.
  • AAC Devices Implementation: I am experienced in utilizing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices during therapy sessions, empowering nonverbal communicators to express their ideas, wants, and needs.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: I am well-versed in communication differences commonly found in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, employing strategies that support their unique communication challenges.
  • Stuttering: I work with children ages 3 and above who stutter, using evidence-based approaches to promote fluency and enhance their communication skills.
  • Receptive and Expressive Language: I target receptive language skills (understanding spoken language) and expressive language skills (using language to express thoughts and ideas), fostering overall language development.
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication: I help children who require alternative means of communication, using AAC strategies to facilitate effective and meaningful communication.
  • Executive Functioning and Social Language Skills: I support children in developing executive functioning skills, such as problem-solving and organization, as well as social language skills essential for successful social interactions.
  • Diverse Strengths and Needs: I have experience working with children with various developmental and medical diagnoses, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Cerebral Palsy, hearing impairments, developmental delays, stuttering, ADD/ADHD, and Specific Language Impairment.

Services Offered I provide individualized one-on-one treatment sessions that focus on your child’s unique strengths and needs. I strongly encourage family involvement throughout the therapy journey, collaborating with parents to develop home programs that promote carryover of learned skills into their daily lives.

During sessions, I interact with your child through purposeful and goal-driven play, making therapy engaging and relevant to their interests. I will discuss the skills and strategies used in the sessions, enabling you to use the same techniques at home to facilitate continued learning in your child’s daily life. Play is an integral part of early language development, as it allows children to choose toys and games that they find enjoyable, motivating them to actively participate and achieve great outcomes.

Contact Me Today If you’re seeking a trusted and experienced Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist in the Portland, Falmouth, Yarmouth, or Scarborough areas of Maine, I am here to help. Contact me today to schedule an appointment and let’s work together to support your child’s communication journey.