Services

Speech, Language and Feeding Evaluations

Speech, Language and Feeding Evaluations

Private SLP Services
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  • Thorough clinical assessments to help identify your child's strengths and challenges

  • Determination of eligibility for ongoing therapy, and recommendations for referrals, additional supports and goals

  • Written report detailing my findings and recommendations

Speech, Language, and Feeding Therapy

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  • Ongoing therapy visits in the child's home or childcare

  • Compassionate, thoughtful care in fun, engaging sessions

  • Inclusion of caregivers as vital members to the therapeutic process 

  • See ABOUT for more information about my style of therapy

  • NJ Licensed, ASHA Certified

  • I do not bill insurance at this time but will gladly provide you with a receipt that  includes all of the necessary billing information for you to submit to your insurance for potential reimbursement 

Playgroups  &  Workshops
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Signing Together: A Language-Based Playgroup

 

For  pre-verbal little ones and their caregivers

Little Bee Learning Studio, Maplewood

Fridays 4:00-4:45

8 weeks, 1/10/20-2/28/20  

In this playgroup, we will support the building blocks of language development through the use of baby sign language during book sharing, music time, play and daily routines. Baby sign language is a wonderful tool to facilitate communication between babies and their caregivers. Research has shown that using sign with young children can benefit cognition, attachment, language development, and social-emotional development. Caregivers and children will learn baby sign language together through repetitive exposure within natural contexts of routines and play so that signs will be remembered and can be integrated into families’ everyday activities. Each week will focus on vocabulary from a different daily routine or theme with plenty of opportunity for caregivers to practice and ask questions. This playgroup is run by pediatric speech-language pathologist, Kim Takacs. 

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Play Community: Enrichment for Babies and Moms

For little ones from zero to three-years-old and their caregivers

Whole Mother Village, West Orange

Mondays 4:00-4:45

6 weeks, 1/13/20-2/17/20     

Play Community is an 6-week playgroup that is enrichment for both young children and their Mamas! Each week we’ll marvel in and learn about supporting a different area of your child’s development during an engaging circle time with music, books, and exploratory play. You’ll leave with concrete ideas about how to support your child’s natural development at home during your daily routines together. We’ll also have opportunity to support and learn from each other about topics related to the joys and challenges of motherhood. We’ll be fostering our children’s development and our own development as moms as we build our play community! This group is facilitated by Speech-Language Pathologist, Early Intervention Specialist, and Mom, Kim Takacs.