My goal is to connect, empower, and offer hope to people of all ages through the power of speech therapy! I provide a variety of speech therapy services through a HIPAA compliant teletherapy platform called TheraPlatform. I am passionate about education and providing a holistic approach when treating communication disorders. I love connecting with people and making them feel heard! You are welcome here!
School District Speech Therapy Contract Services
I have extensive experience as a therapist for school districts in both Washington and California by providing teletherapy services to students of all ages. I strive to produce quality IEP's/Evaluations which address and correct speech-language disorders responsible for negatively impacting the student's academic performance.
My customized services are designed to align with your mission as well as the individualized needs of your students. My specially-designed, proven approach toward speech-language therapy fosters a sense of confidence within each student as they are encouraged to master their goals.
I am able to successfully collaborate with staff/parents/teachers across a wide variety of functions to include elementary, secondary, and high school settings.
I am passionate about helping both infants and children successfully recover after tongue-tie, buccal-tie, and labial-tie revision surgeries by empowering parents to effectively complete pre/post procedure stretches, promoting proper tissue recovery without re-attachment! Primary goals with babies include exercises to aid in the proper development/integration of oral reflexes, help with increasing oral awareness or discrimination, and establishing vital muscle/tongue motor patterns/functions needed for proper development/feeding. Benefits may include increased ability to breastfeed, decreased colic, decreased risk of childhood sleep apnea, increased proper development of the face/jaw, and improved breathing...all while potentially reducing the risk of dental problems or breathing/snoring issues later in life. I am able to help patients of all ages implement an appropriate stretch routine to optimize proper healing. I love working and collaborating with dentists, doctors, naturopathic doctors, orthodontists, lactation consultants, occupational therapists, physical therapists, chiropractors, and many other professionals in order to provide a holistic approach during your healing journey!
I work with clients of all ages, providing speech-language teletherapy services using fun, engaging, and interactive activities/ videos to create an environment conducive to learning! My therapy addresses a variety of communication disorders including articulation, language, fluency, social skills, grammar, vocabulary use, comprehension, and phonology. My approach is both interactive and engaging because I employ a variety of virtual activities which encourage increased participation. My unique ability to connect with the individual client/student seeks to incorporate their desires into the therapy session. Building rapport with each client is my top priority, because providing each individual with the tools necessary to meet their goals can increase their drive to improve while empowering them for success.
Orofacial Myofunctional Speech Therapy
I am certified and trained in orofacial myofunctional speech therapy through the Simon Says speech program which includes the Tiny Tips, Tongue Tips, and Thumbs up! programs. I will perform an assessment to determine if orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) or tethered oral tissues (TOTs) are restricting movement or range of motion. I assess the structures, range of motion, and coordination of the tongue. Following the evaluation, I am able to determine which treatment option(s) are best suited to address your unique needs.
A few benefits frequently reported with OMD therapy:
-Correct use of speech musculature during swallowing
-Increased labial/lingual tone
-Decreased snoring episodes
-Improved teeth alignment
-Improved eating/swallowing pattern
-Improved palate development
-Improved nasal breathing
-Decreased TMJ problems
-Increased strength, range of motion, and coordination of the tongue or suck-swallow reflex
-Improved tongue function to prevent orthodontic relapses
-Decreased poor oral habits
"I just wanted to check in and let you know how T. is doing with her speech so far. T. is doing great! You did such an amazing job with her that I think she may be done! Another teacher even gave you kudos for the progress she has made!! That’s all you baby!! 👍"
Mom of T.S. (Age 5)
Los Angeles, CA
"Two of my boys ( 4 and 6 ) were struggling with S sounds and R sounds. Brittany worked with them in such a caring, engaging way. She remained upbeat despite some less than enthusiastic participation. It was so helpful for them to see the model of a mouth that she brought with her so that they could see where exactly their tongues were supposed to go to make the correct sound. After only one lesson, my son was enthusiastically showing me how he could say “RRRRROCKET!" correctly!"
Mom of H.H. and S.H. (Age 6 and 4)
Port Orchard, WA
"My student does not like attending school but he told me that he enjoys coming to his speech sessions. You have the touch! He said that you are a very good speech teacher and that you have helped him a lot."
Teacher of a high school student
Coordinated teletherapy that addresses a wide variety of speech-language disorders