Congratulations Joy Pennington, M.A., CCC-SLP!

Congratulations to Joy Pennington, M.A., CCC-SLP, for graduating from the Apraxia Kids Intensive Training Institute (Apraxia Boot Camp)!

Joy received her B.A. and M.A. in Communications Sciences and Disorders from Louisiana State University in 1992 and 1994. She is the co-owner of ESP Pediatric Therapy Services in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; which focuses on providing integrative services of OT, PT, and ST using an interdisciplinary model to meet the needs of toddlers, young children, and school aged children. Joy’s area of expertise is in providing assessment, intervention, and consultative services to young children and their families through Louisiana’s Early Steps program and clinic based services.  She has advanced training in the area of CAS, Autism, Down syndrome, and in the management of feeding aversions and disorders. She helped co-found St. Lillian Academy, a non-profit school for children with communication disorders in Baton Rouge. This school currently provides their students care from ESP Pediatric Therapy services staff for OT, ST, and PT.  Joy is also a board member of Louisiana’s Early Steps governing board as well as a board member of the Down syndrome Awareness Group in Baton Rouge. In 2018, she was awarded the ASHA ACE Award for Continuing Education.

 

Apraxia Kids: If you were to state the #1 thing you learned from this training experience, what would that be?

Joy: My ability to assess and diagnosis CAS as well as form treatment plans that best meet each child’s needs has been vastly improved.

 

Apraxia Kids: Tell us about any relationships that you formed through the training experience.

Joy: I have made lasting friendships, both personal and professional that are so special. It is great to collaborate with such a knowledgeable group of therapists and have contacts all over the country and even out of the country!

 

Apraxia Kids: Have you served as a local resource/information source for other professionals and families since attending the intensive training? If so, please share an example of how you used your expertise.

Joy: I have served as a resource for therapists on my staff, including OT and PT, as well as teachers and parents. I am looking forward to working with local school districts to help with training so that more kids will receive the most effective treatment.

 

Apraxia Kids: What would you say to someone considering applying to boot camp next year?

Joy: Boot Camp was the greatest professional experience that I have ever had. It was amazing to be surrounded by such knowledgeable therapists in a safe and supportive learning environment. Go for it! It will change the course of your practice!

Congratulations to Joy Pennington, M.A., CCC-SLP, for graduating from the Apraxia Kids Intensive Training Institute (Apraxia Boot Camp)!

Joy received her B.A. and M.A. in Communications Sciences and Disorders from Louisiana State University in 1992 and 1994. She is the co-owner of ESP Pediatric Therapy Services in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; which focuses on providing integrative services of OT, PT, and ST using an interdisciplinary model to meet the needs of toddlers, young children, and school aged children. Joy’s area of expertise is in providing assessment, intervention, and consultative services to young children and their families through Louisiana’s Early Steps program and clinic based services.  She has advanced training in the area of CAS, Autism, Down syndrome, and in the management of feeding aversions and disorders. She helped co-found St. Lillian Academy, a non-profit school for children with communication disorders in Baton Rouge. This school currently provides their students care from ESP Pediatric Therapy services staff for OT, ST, and PT.  Joy is also a board member of Louisiana’s Early Steps governing board as well as a board member of the Down syndrome Awareness Group in Baton Rouge. In 2018, she was awarded the ASHA ACE Award for Continuing Education.

 

Apraxia Kids: If you were to state the #1 thing you learned from this training experience, what would that be?

Joy: My ability to assess and diagnosis CAS as well as form treatment plans that best meet each child’s needs has been vastly improved.

 

Apraxia Kids: Tell us about any relationships that you formed through the training experience.

Joy: I have made lasting friendships, both personal and professional that are so special. It is great to collaborate with such a knowledgeable group of therapists and have contacts all over the country and even out of the country!

 

Apraxia Kids: Have you served as a local resource/information source for other professionals and families since attending the intensive training? If so, please share an example of how you used your expertise.

Joy: I have served as a resource for therapists on my staff, including OT and PT, as well as teachers and parents. I am looking forward to working with local school districts to help with training so that more kids will receive the most effective treatment.

 

Apraxia Kids: What would you say to someone considering applying to boot camp next year?

Joy: Boot Camp was the greatest professional experience that I have ever had. It was amazing to be surrounded by such knowledgeable therapists in a safe and supportive learning environment. Go for it! It will change the course of your practice!



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