Let's Talk about Talking: Speech and Language Development in Children, with Rachel Fisch-Kaplan
How do we encourage language? Why is language important to cognitive development? What do we do when we can’t understand a child? What can we do when language doesn’t seem to be progressing? When should parents seek the help of professionals? Rachel Fisch-Kaplan, Clinical Director and Senior Speech Language Pathologist at CommuniKids, will answer these questions and many more in this interactive discussion. Rachel's approach to speech and language intervention is one where she actively collaborates with parents and teachers to foster development in children with speech and language delays.
Her naturalistic therapy style relieves anxiety and promotes language learning through everyday routines and activities
Rachel Fisch-Kaplan MS CCC-SLP, is the clinical director of CommuniKids, a speech, language and occupational therapy center with offices in New York City and Summit, New Jersey. With over 20 years of experience, Rachel is responsible for the clinical supervision of therapists, as well as providing both therapeutic and diagnostic services for children with articulation concerns, oral motor/feeding deficits, receptive/expressive/pragmatic language delays, dysfluency, cleft palate/lip issues and autistic spectrum disorders. Her work with adult clients includes voice therapy, accent reduction, and public speaking strategies.
Rachel holds degrees from Columbia University and the University of Maryland and specializes in dealing with the unique needs of children from birth to fifteen years of age. She has special training in oral-motor/feeding therapy, craniofacial/deep tissue release, augmentative communication, sensory integration therapy, PROMPT, and Stanley Greenspan’s Floor Time approach to autistic spectrum disorders. In addition, Rachel is a certified teacher of the Hanen parent training program, “It Takes Two to Talk,” a certified provider of The Listening Program, a music based, auditory stimulation method used to address auditory processing issues and has training in craniosacral therapy.
Rachel is a lecturer for professional enhancement courses as well as parent-training seminars to implement at-home therapeutic strategies. She has professional affiliations with ASHA, the New York State Speech-Language and Hearing Association, the New York City Speech Language and Hearing Association, the New Jersey Speech Language Hearing Association and is a teacher of the Speech and Hearing Learning Disabled.
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