I am a speech-language pathologist experienced in addressing a wide variety of speech, language and literacy disorders. As a result of working in schools with students ages 4-21, I have a unique understanding of the impact of such disorders on how children learn and access the curriculum in the classroom setting. Treatment plans are customized to meet the child’s unique needs with evidence-based interventions while ensuring the child remains motivated, eager to learn and engaged. Throughout therapy activities, the child is always making connections between speech, language and literacy to promote generalization of skills into the home, community and school settings. I believe that children of all ages need to understand the goals of therapy and learn how to self-monitor from the very beginning of treatment. I am committed to treating the whole child, building confidence and having fun! I enjoy working with parents, siblings and caregivers to promote carryover of skills acquired during therapy sessions.
I have extensive experience working with children who are nonverbal due to apraxia of speech, dysarthria, cerebral palsy, Rett Syndrome, autism and other disorders. I specialize in giving children access to core vocabulary to promote spontaneous and meaningful communication across all settings. Using language-rich and motivating activities, I help children expand their expressions and participate meaningfully in conversations. I always assume competence. I believe all children have a right to learn to read and write. Using the whole-to-part method, I perform reading evaluations for children who use AAC to assess their word recognition, reading comprehension and listening comprehension and recommend interventions based on their area of greatest weakness to promote gains in silent reading with comprehension.
I can help your child with the following:
- Apraxia of speech
- Articulation delay
- Phonological disorder
- Listening comprehension
- Expressive language delay
- Receptive language delay
- Reading comprehension
- Written expression delay
- Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
I am a speech-language pathologist and mother. I am committed to helping children communicate and learn. I believe there is nothing more powerful than speech, language and literacy. As a mother of a child who uses AAC to communicate and a life-long advocate for him, I understand the issues families face when their child communicates or learns differently.
For an evaluation or therapy services, contact me.
Tina Moreno, M.A. CCC-SLP