Speech and Language Therapy
Individual therapy is provided in our home-based office setting and is one-on-one with a certified speech-language pathologist. We always invite families and caregivers to be active members of the team and therapy sessions. We specialize in working with children and their families (siblings included!) to address communication challenges in the following areas:
Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Late-Talkers & Developmental Delays
Receptive Language Disorders
Expressive Language Disorders
Individual therapy is currently being offered as a hybrid model including a mix of both telehealth and in-person services based on the individual needs of the child and their family. Our occupational therapists evaluate and treat children to improve their independence and develop the skills they need to participate in their daily “occupations” such as self-care activities, playing, learning, and participating in social settings. We utilize family coaching and play-based therapy to engage children in purposeful activities to improve sensory integration, fine motor, visual motor, cognitive, self-regulation, oral, and feeding skills. The goal of pediatric occupational therapy is not only to help children adequately progress but to challenge them appropriately, helping to build self-esteem and confidence in their capabilities. Occupational therapists can address the following:
Play and Motor Skills
Fine Motor Skills
Fine Motor/Social/Self-Care Developmental Milestones
Feeding and Swallowing Therapy
Through a holistic approach to feeding and swallowing, we view each patient as a whole rather than a single symptom to be treated. Addressing sensory integration difficulties, disordered swallowing, picky eating, and personal and medical history, we deliver therapy and family coaching to achieve lasting results. Safe and enjoyable swallowing, eating, and drinking are central to health and well-being.
Sensory Integration Difficulties
Oral Myofunctional Disorders
Picky Eating and Food Refusal
Oral Motor Difficulties
Family and Caregiver Coaching
Coaching is designed to support and educate parents and caregivers in developing confidence as their child's communication models. At Tandy Therapy we understand the importance of empowering a child's most important communication partners with the evidence-based guidance to create the best learning environment possible.
We also coach parents and caregivers on addressing attention and behavior challenges that may negatively impact learning and communication, identifying opportunities for speech and language practice within daily routines, and how to integrate opportunities for communication within play.
We work with parents, grandparents, nannies, childcare providers, siblings, and other important people in a child's life in-person, by phone, and via video conferencing.
Consulting and Contract Services
I am aware of the challenges many schools face in finding high-quality and experienced speech-language pathologists for contract services. As an experienced speech-language pathologist and practice owner, I take a vested interest in the schools/districts my team supports and I work closely with the school/district to create a partnership that aligns with the district’s mission and values. School and early intervention contract services and consultations are offered in-person and via telepractice. Services include:
Performing comprehensive evaluations and writing reports
Providing push-in, pull-out, and telepractice services in schools
Providing EI in-home therapy and parent/caregiver coaching
Developing and participating in IEP meetings
Collaborating with teachers for RTI interventions
Leading and participating in parent and/or interprofessional meetings
Supervision for speech-language pathologist assistants