JoAnn Pellegrino

Speech, Language and Learning

Credentials: M.S., CCC-SLP
Hours of Operation: We are open 6 days a week and have evening hours twice a week. We are a small practice and try to individualize the therapy experience, including scheduling.
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic|Home|Daycare|Other
Address:
Rockville, Maryland 20854

Overall Treatment Approach:
   Our therapy focuses on maximum repetition and multi-sensory input for words and phrases selected for their increasingly difficult motor patterns and personal salience for the child. Our therapy is play oriented and child directed

Percent of CAS cases: 25

Parent Involvement:
   Parents are a vital part of our therapeutic approach. When possible we have parents participate in some or all of each session. Specific time at the end of each session is set aside for questions and discussion.

Parent Explanation:
   These are not sound errors. It is a matter of movement and hitting the target. Speech requires very precise movements by many muscle groups.These movements have to change whenever one variable in the process is different. I sometimes use the analogy of an archer shooting from the back of a galloping hore at a moving target.

Community Involvement:
   I am an active supporter of children with CAS. I strive to keep abreast of the latest research and intervention methodology and participate in and support local events.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 18 months to 9 years

Insurance Accepted: No