Speech Therapy at Inner Circle Autism Network
Enhance communication skills with speech therapy at Inner Circle. Our experienced speech-language pathologists create personalized plans for success while collaborating with your child’s behavior therapy team.
What is Autism Speech Therapy?
Autism speech therapy helps children with autism improve their verbal, nonverbal, and social communication.
Inner Circle’s speech-language pathologists (SLPs) evaluate and assess your child’s speech and language needs to create an individualized treatment plan tailored to the child’s interests and abilities. Treatment addresses issues including speech, language, communication, and swallowing disorders.
Speech and Language Challenges in Autism
Children with autism can face a variety of speech and language challenges that affect their ability to communicate with others and express themselves through speech.
Common speech and language challenges include using repetitive language, uneven language development, and using a robot-like or sing-song voice when speaking.
Overcoming these challenges is at the core of autism speech therapy.
Benefits of Speech Therapy for Children With Autism
Inner Circle’s speech therapy services help children with autism improve their speech and language communication skills.
Enhanced language comprehension and expression, improved speech clarity and articulation, and the development of social skills are central to speech therapy treatment plans designed to help children with autism communicate effectively.
Our Approach to Speech Therapy at Inner Circle
Children with autism who receive speech therapy services are evaluated and assessed by Inner Circle’s qualified speech-language pathologists (SLPs).
Every child receives an individualized treatment plan and personalized goal-setting that incorporates family and caregivers. Ongoing monitoring and adjustments ensure that every child’s treatment plan is optimized to meet their specific goals and overcome speech and language challenges.
By offering speech therapy within our centers, your child will receive ABA and speech therapy collaboratively. Our SLPs work directly with your child during their ABA therapy sessions to ensure optimal progress across communication skills development.
Meet our Dedicated Speech-Language Pathologists
Speech-Language Pathologist | Springdale
Maggie is a native Arkansan and has lived in Northwest Arkansas since 2008, when she moved to Fayetteville to obtain a bachelor's degree and master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from University of Arkansas. She has previously worked at Springdale Public Schools, where she had experience treating and evaluating individuals with articulation and phonological disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, fluency disorders, pragmatic language disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, intellectual disabilities, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and traumatic brain injuries.
During her time working in public schools, she worked collaboratively with a BCBA providing applied behavior services for students at the school. She took an interest in behavior analysis and joined Inner Circle Autism Network in 2022 to provide speech and language services for our amazing clients. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors gardening, hiking, camping, and enjoying the beautiful lakes and rivers around the area. Maggie believes that all individuals should have the opportunity to communicate their wants, needs, feelings, thoughts, and ideas with others, and it is her goal to provide our clients with the tools and support needed to share their stories with the world.
Speech-Language Pathologist | Oklahoma City and Edmond
Vanessa is a Licensed Speech Language Pathologist in the state of Oklahoma and Texas and joins Inner Circle at our Oklahoma and Edmond locations. Vanessa has a wide range of experience with all ages; toddlers, school-aged, adults, and geriatric populations. She has worked in hospitals, schools, nursing homes, private speech and ABA clinics. She has been in the field since 2021.
Vanessa enjoys collaborating with BCBAs, RBTs, and families to come up with the best treatment plan for her clients that is also meaningful to their everyday lives. Outside of work, Vanessa enjoys spending time with her fiancé, friends, and her dog, Tucker. She enjoys exercising and also enjoys ALL sports (football and basketball the most)!