Maitland Speech Therapy In Central Florida Maitland Speech Therapy
Central Florida

407-900-9859

Barbara Snipes, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Speech Language and Social Skills

About

Speech-language pathologists also known as speech therapists. To assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults.

Evaluation

An initial assessment of the client's speech/language skills is completed. The initial assessment may include a parent interview, standardized assessments, an informal conversational sample, and/or an informal oral-motor examination; checking the muscles needed for articulation.

The results of the assessment are given, and recommendations are made. The parents and speech-language pathologist develop a plan to assist the child in achieving his/her speech/language goals. A current speech/language evaluation can be used if completed within the last year.

Therapy

Private sessions are available at flexible times. Each treatment session is one 45 minutes long. The frequency of treatment is discussed and based on the initial evaluation results. Clients are provided with instruction and activities to do at home if necessary.

Speech and Language Therapy can be provided in your home or my office. Parents will also be taught how to work with their child during the week and techniques will be taught for carry over into everyday conversations. That way, the child will improve at a faster rate and the parents are happier!

Speech and Language Therapy Is Available For Children/Adults Experiencing Difficulty In The Following Areas:

Services

  • Comprehensive Diagnostic Services and Therapy
  • Articulation Disorder/Delay
    • When a speech sound is produced incorrectly, this makes it difficult to be understood and can hinder learning to read.
  • Phonics
  • Pre-reading skills
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Language Therapy; Expressive and Receptive
    • Language Disorder/Delay: Receptive language refers to the ability to understand what is being said. You are receiving the information. Expressive language refers to the ability to say what you are thinking. You are expressing what you are thinking.
  • Fluency/Stuttering
    • Occurs when sounds, syllables, or words are repeated or prolonged. This causes an interference in the normal flow of speech, which makes it difficult for the listener to concentrate on what is being said.
  • Voice
  • Pragmatics
  • Phonological Impairment
    • Involves incorrect speech patterns. Typically, these errors could include leaving the final consonant off most words: "ha for hat," or "cu for cup." Or substituting consonant sounds that are made in the front of the mouth such as "t" and "d" for sounds that are made in the back of the mouth such as "g" and "k". So the client might say "dood for good" or "tate for cake."
  • Oral-motor Exercises:
    • Refers to the strength and coordination of the oral/ facial muscles needed for correct speech. The client may exhibit drooling, chewing on clothes, or breathing through their mouth.
  • ASD and Hearing Impaired population

Bio

Barbara Snipes

Ms. Snipes has been practicing speech and language therapy in the Maitland and Winter Park area since 1995. She earned her Master's degree in Communicative Disorders at UCF. She has worked for 25 years with children in the public school system and at the college level as a Clinical Supervisor at UCF Communicative Disorders Clinic working with college interns. Barbara has worked with the Pre-K Diagnostic team, Hospital Homebound students, and in private practice. She has a "whole child" approach to help the child grow to his/her potential. The family is encouraged to assist the child in reaching his/her goals and aspirations.

Certifications

Speech-Language Pathologist

Barbara Snipes, M.A., CCC-SLP ASHA Member Logo

FL License #SA4451

ASHA Member