Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of teletherapy?

The biggest benefit to teletherapy is that you never have to leave your house. But you can also be involved in your child’s remediation plan. No more sitting in the waiting room and getting a 2-minute summary about the session and how to implement it at home.

Does virtual therapy really work?

Research shows that attending speech/language therapy virtually is as effective as attending in person. 

Why Fast ForWord?
Fast ForWord is a researched based program, proven to increase Memory, Attention, Processing and Sequencing skills. These skills are the crucial foundation in building good readers.
Why does my child need to see you at least 2x/week?
So, I do not have to reteach at each session. Since short term memory is part of your child’s learning disability, learning new things requires frequent exposure to a new concept. The more often you review new concepts at home, the quicker your child will learn, the more you will understand what and why I teach the way I do and the less I need to reteach and review.
How are you different from what the school does for my child?
I work on the foundation of language and never assume a child understands all the words I am saying. If I at all suspect that your child does not understand, I reword or teach the missing vocabulary. My #1 rule is: Ask Me Questions, never just “nod and wave” like you understand.
How long will my child need to see you?
Most children get the most benefit when they see me for two years. I will re-evaluate every 6 months so you and your child can see the ongoing progress and understand any additional needs.
I know my child is smart, why can’t my s/he learn like other children?

Children with LLD (Language Learning Disabilities) do not process information like other children.  They may frequently mishear things and therefore mispronounce words.  You may have a child who has a very large and advanced vocabulary, but when they go to use that vocabulary, they botch the word.  The longer the word, the harder it is to pronounce for them.

What is CAPD?

CAPD is also called Central Auditory Processing Disorder or Auditory Processing Disorder. A person with this disorder may have difficulty “keeping up”. They may seem easily distracted and off track. They may miss all or part of a sentence or story. They may mispronounce words because they did not hear them correctly when they learned them. They may mumble because when they were learning language it heard it that way. All these things will affect their ability to learn and to turn auditory language into written language.

What else can you offer my child to be successful?
I teach children about their brains and why things are harder for them than for others. I teach them how to overcome these difficulties and how to be successful like their peers.
How do you decide what my child needs?
I use standardized assessments to get baselines on areas of strengths and weaknesses and base your child’s plan of care around strengthening their weaknesses in language processing and learning.