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Why choose Pediatric Speech and Language Therapy Services?
We specialized the Food Chaining approach for feeding therapy and the Nancy Kaufman approach to childhood apraxia. Your therapist will develop appropriate home programs, strategies and family education, in addition to direct treatment of your child.
If you feel that your child needs speech therapy, we are based in Ellenwood, GA and we are here to help.
So, what's typical?
A child between the ages of 18 months and 3 years will generally mispronounce many words. It’s perfectly normal to have to play a guessing game to figure out what your child is saying, and at times you may have no clue what he or she is getting at. That’s okay.
If the problem is not pronunciation but rather that your child isn’t talking or is talking very little, you should act a bit more quickly. A child older than three should have clearer words and should be more easily understood. They should be able to make meaningful sentences when they are communicating ideas, and they should also be able to follow directions, ask questions and respond to questions.
You should have your child evaluated for speech therapy if he or she is doing any of the following:
- Doesn’t react normally or consistently to sounds. (May be overly sensitive to sounds such as vacuums or hair dryers, yet seem indifferent at other times when someone calls their name.)
- Mispronounces vowels (i.e. saying “coo” instead of “cow”).
- Uses one catch-all sound or syllable to name most things (“duh or “duh-duh”).
- Doesn’t point to common objects in books. Uses a word once and doesn’t use it again frequently.
- Still says single words only, and not two- or three-word sentences.
- Answers a question by repeating part of your question or unable to respond appropriately to questions.
- Seems to be a very picky eater and will not try new foods.
- We treat others the way we want to be treated.
- We adhere to a fundamental philosophy of doing what is right.
- We pride ourselves on enthusiasm, dedication to excellence, accountability , professionalism and reputation.
What Sets Us Apart?
We believe the difference between ClesiaSpeech and other speech therapy clinics in Ellenwood or in the Metro-Atlanta area is in our culture, values and principles.
- We have a simple mission : improve the lives of children and their families.
- We put others first.
- We believe doing the right thing is always the right thing.
- We are wholeheartedly committed to providing genuine, unparalleled support to families.
- We know building strong relationships is what sets us apart.
- We cultivate an environment of teamwork and mutual respect.
- We are passionate about who we are, what we do and why we do it.
Dr. Mary L. Duncan
Dr. Mary Duncan is the Principal Speech-Language Pathologist of ClesiaSpeech Speech Therapy Services, a Division of Metro-Atlanta based, Clesia Ventures.
Educationally, Mary holds a Doctorate in Clinical Science in Speech-Language Pathology, a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology with a minor in Psychology. She holds a Certification in Clinical Competency (CCC) through the American Speech and Hearing Association (AHSA), a Type 73 Credential for teaching and an Early Intervention Credential. She holds professional licensure to practice in Georgia, Illinois, and Michigan.
With over 20 years of professional experience, Dr. Mary Duncan’s focus has been working with children and teens ages 0 through 18. She is dedicated to working with children and their families to make communication more meaningful and enjoyable. Mary has successfully practiced Speech-Language Pathology in Michigan, Illinois, Virginia, and Georgia.