Phonological processes are patterns of errors utilized by young children during speech production. Many of these patterns are common and typical. However, if they persist beyond a certain age, they are atypical and compromise speech intelligibility. Please see the following regarding a process called fronting. If you have any concerns regarding your child’s speech and language skills, please contact us!
Many children do not live in homes with children’s books. (61 percent of children in low-income families in the US do not have any children’s books in their homes).
A love of reading can be facilitated in many ways by a caring adult. Please be that adult!
We are ELATED to announce that Speech By The Beach Consulting LLC has been named a Gardiner Scholarship Provider! This is a resource available to eligible Florida students ages 3-22 that would like to receive services through our company, but find that paying privately may be too costly. Please call us at 239-631-1988 if you should have any questions.
How much is the scholarship?
The average full scholarship in Collier County is just over $10,000! If your application is completed before September 1st, then you are eligible for 100% of the scholarship amount.
Is my child Eligible???
This scholarship is for Florida students 3 years old through 12th grade or age 22, whichever comes first, with one of the following disabilities: Autism spectrum disorder, Muscular dystrophy, Cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Phelan McDermid syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Spina bifida, Williams syndrome, Intellectual disability (severe cognitive impairment), rare diseases as defined by the National Organization for Rare Disorders, anaphylaxis, deaf, visually impaired, dual sensory impaired, traumatic brain injured, hospital or homebound as defined by the rules of the State Board of Education and evidenced by reports from local school districts, OR three, four or five year-olds who are deemed high-risk due to developmental delays.
· Validation of the student’s diagnosis is required and must come from a Florida physician or psychologist or a physician who holds an active license issued by another state or territory of the United States, OR by an IEP written in accordance with the rules of the State Board of Education or with the rules of another state.
· The student cannot be enrolled in a public school.
"If my possessions would be taken from me with one exception I would choose to keep the power of communication, for by it, I would soon regain all the rest."
As a speech-language pathologist, I absolutely love this quote! It truly illustrates the critical nature of our ability to communicate. Many of us do not comprehend the value of our communicative abilities until they are compromised, or even lost completely.
At Speech By The Beach Consulting LLC in Naples, Florida, we strive to provide clients access to their highest level of communicative abilities. Whether this is related to speech, voice, word-finding or even public speaking, it is our mission to enhance and restore your communication. With the power of effective communication, anything is possible.
Did you know that children's books have a third more rare vocabulary words than an adult television show, and twice as many vocabulary words than are found in college students' conversations??
This further emphasizes the importance of reading to children!
Please call Speech By The Beach Consulting LLC at 239.631.1988 for speech therapy in Naples, Florida.
Did you know that Christina Freise, our speech language pathologist was named as one of the Top Speech Language Pathologists Impacting the Field in the United States
For the highest quality speech therapy services in the Naples, Fort Myers and Bonita Springs area, please call Speech By The Beach Consulting LLC at 239-631-1988.
Which would you rather eat: a "good" burger, or a "juicy, delectable" burger
Are you in sales? Employed in field requiring you to ad-lib frequently to a multitude of people, such as real estate, politics, media? Effective speaking skills and a robust vocabulary not only build self-confidence, but are key in separating from the pack to reach higher employment goals. At Speech By The Beach Consulting LLC, we provide thorough assessment and management of your speaking abilities to improve your communication in the workplace to truly shine.
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The key reason: variability!
Sometimes a blueberry is perfectly blue, cold, and round; sometimes it is not. Sometimes an avocado is green, room temperature and mushy; sometimes it is not. As adults, we are aware of this inconsistency in produce, and our level of cognition enables us to recognize this. However, to many children this variability is troublesome. A blueberry at school may be different from a blueberry at home!
Hence, foods like Goldfish, Wheat Thins, or Doritos often become preferred foods since their presentation is typically very consistent.
If you are concerned about your child's eating habits, please call Speech By The Beach Consulting LLC at 239-631-1988.
What is SOS feeding therapy? SOS is an evidenced-based and effective method to address problematic feeding behaviors, and to expand the number of foods a "picky eater" consumes. We will be one of the few speech-language pathology centers in the region to offer this program.
Who would benefit from this program?
⏺ A child with reduced or limited food intake: Child is described as an "extremely picky eater" or currently eats less than 20 different foods
⏺Child has eliminated all foods from one or more food groups (i.e. does not eat any vegetables)
⏺Child will only eat specific brands of food or has other rigid meal time behaviors such as only eating with a specific spoon, or only eating foods that are yellow
⏺Food selectivity by type, temperature, appearance and/or texture
⏺Food refusal resulting in poor weight gain
⏺Food or swallowing phobias
Please call the office at 239-631-1988 to schedule an appointment.
Speech By The Beach Consulting LLC is a comprehensive speech therapy practice for pediatrics and adults in Naples, Florida.
Christina Freise Pollitt is a Speech-Language Pathologist in Naples, Florida. She evaluates and treats pediatric and adult clients in her private practice, Speech By The Beach Consulting LLC.