Clinic Welcomes New Therapist Kara Daman
I have worked with early childhood up through 2nd grade kiddos for the bulk of my career (the last eight school years) in a public school setting, as well as summers in a private practice setting. I have always envisioned myself working within some capacity with the “itty bitties” (anywhere from two years on up.) I’m a proud graduate of Rosati-Kain High School and attended Fontbonne University for both my bachelor’s and master’s in Communication Disorders. I am SUPER pumped to be a part of such a fantastic team here at the Walker Scottish Rite Clinic at Maryville!
On Saturday, November 7, 2015 the Clinic will host the annual KidTalk Celebration at a new location – The Biergarten at Anheuser-Busch. Kids & Clydesdale’s will be a unique opportunity to experience a taste of history and St. Louis tradition while benefiting kids with speech and language needs. If you would like to become involved with Kids & Clydesdale’s, please contact Mona at 314-529-6619. More details to be shared soon.
When Sammy started at the Clinic in the summer of 2013, she had so much she wanted to share with others, but something was missing… her voice. At three and a half years old Sammy was only using about 50 words. This usually happy little girl began having tantrums out of frustration for not being understood. Through Sammy’s hard work and family involvement she went from producing simple words to saying short phrases in just a few short months. Sammy is continuing to increase her sentence length and we are seeing the happy and outgoing little girl all the time. Sammy has worked hard to find her voice!
appears to many like a typical two year old who loves to snuggle, play with dolls and look at books. But before she began coming to the Clinic, Naila did not communicate with her peers and teachers. Naila’s mom attended the It Takes Two to Talk Hanen parent training program to learn strategies to use with Naila at home. Naila just completed the KidTalk Prep program and will be receiving individual therapy twice a week at the Clinic. Her mom continues to be a big part of Naila’s speech and language progress by practicing “homework” activities with her at home. Naila has made significant improvement in her communication and it has been amazing to watch both Naila and her mom change in their journey with the Clinic.