We are excited to welcome Kelly Hartigan who is launching our new speech therapy program here at The Oxford Center. Kelly received her Bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University and her Master’s degree from The George Washington University. Both children and adults will benefit from our speech therapy program.
Speech Programs for Children
As an additional offering for our ARTS program (Autism Recovery Thru Synergy), our Speech Therapy will be play or academic based, depending on the child’s age and specific needs. Other conditions that will benefit from this offering include children with delayed speech-language development, cerebral palsy and genetic disorders. Children going through our speech therapy program often experience an improvement in their ability to put words together, communicate their wants/needs, and initiate social interactions to engage with their family and peers.
Speech Programs for Adults
Our programs for adults will augment our offerings for stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia, head-neck cancer, Parkinson’s disease and other neurological diseases. Outcomes for these patients include preparing the individual to get back to work, improving their memory skills, swallowing, to being able to manage their own medication.
Kelly holds a certification in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT-LOUD) typically used for patients with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological diseases. This is an intensive one-on-one treatment that focuses on vocal loudness, breath support, voice quality, intonation, speech articulation and facial expression.
Types of Speech Therapy
- Expressive, receptive, social language therapy
- Voice therapy
- Cognition-memory, reasoning, problem-solving, attention, executive function
- Motor speech therapy-apraxia of speech, dysarthria
- Fluency-stuttering, cluttering
To implement your speech program:
- We will get an understanding of your background and condition
- You will undergo age-appropriate assessments focusing on what is important to your family
- We will establish a treatment plan
- Therapy will begin
To see if our program is fit for you, schedule a no-fee discovery session.
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