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Maria is a speech-language pathologist who specializes in treating children with communication and feeding disorders in her private practice in and around Kankakee, Illinois.
Therapy sessions are play based and include parent training and participation. Maria works closely with families to ensure they are able to provide adequate support for home practice activities and provides families with resources and materials to ensure progress in speech-language. Sessions include music and movement to facilitate language. Information is presented using visual, auditory, tactile and movement activities to help children learn about sound quality and how sounds are produced in speech. Also:
Maria is a native Spanish speaker who provides assessment and therapy in both languages for bilingual children.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Communication Disorders.
She earned her Masters in Communication Disorders.
She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed in the State of Illinois.
She is a PROMPT level 2 therapist and uses PROMPT cues in therapy.