and i love helping preschool kids with their speech!
I am Rivke Gardner M.A. CCC SLP. I received my master’s degree from University of Cincinnati in 2008 and have been working as a pediatric speech language pathologist since that time. My passion lies in working with preschool age children because it is such a crucial time in speech, language and communication development.
Over the years, I’ve worked in a number of preschools throughout Lake County Ohio with a wide range of children and a variety of diagnosis, from speech and language delays to phonological disorders, from autism to nonverbal children with multiple handicaps. My favorite endeavor and specialty has been creating and working with a unique and motivating curriculum for treating children with highly unintelligible speech, children with phonological process disorders. I have developed a unique curriculum where I have incorporated the numerous components of the evidence based Cycles Approach into highly engaging and motivating activities. These activities include music, art, literacy and fine and gross motor activities. I have successfully treated close to a hundred children using this innovative, fun and effective curriculum. I offer trainings to school districts and other speech therapists on how to properly diagnose and set treatment goals for preschool children with highly unintelligible speech.
THE FIRST TEACHER
As your childs' first teacher, you play a big part in how well your son or daughter communicatesl.
PARTNER WITH me
I invite you to work with me to help your child get all they can out of their growing years.