Speech Therapy helps clients develop and improve essential communication skills and overcome a variety of speech disorders that affect quality of life
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Jesse received his Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from West Virginia University. Before becoming a Kadiant team member, Jesse worked in both the school and pediatric clinic setting. During his time in the schools, Jesse worked with clients ranging from 3 – 21 years old. Jesse also worked in classrooms that implement ABA strategies, which led him to Kadiant.
He has experience working with children with a variety of diagnoses and speech challenges including: articulation disorders, language disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Apraxia of Speech, fluency, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Jesse is passionate about collaborating with other professionals to help his clients and their families achieve their goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
A Speech and Language Screening provides an opportunity for a Speech-Language Pathologist to observe your child’s ability to use and understand language, produce speech sounds accurately, assess vocal and nasal quality, and observe social language skills. A speech screening typically lasts 30 minutes, and if the child does not “pass,” a full, comprehensive Speech-Language Evaluation will be recommended.
A Speech and Language Evaluation is a comprehensive examination of a child’s speech and language skills. An evaluation typically consists of formal and informal assessments targeting receptive and expressive language, articulation, and pragmatic language skills. A full Speech-Language Evaluation takes approximately an hour, and requires a referral from a physician.
When caregivers become concerned that their child may not be reaching developmental communication milestones of a typically-developing child, they may seek out the opinion of experts, including educators, the child’s pediatrician, and a Speech-Language Pathologist for an official evaluation.
If you’re wondering if your child is achieving typical speech and language developmental milestones, please refer to these charts from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and consult your Pediatrician about your concerns.
A Physician referral is necessary for a Speech Evaluation. If you have concerns about your child’s speech-language developement, your Pediatrician may provide you with a referral to see a Speech-Language Pathologist.
However, no referral is needed to schedule a Speech Screening to assess the need for further evaluation. If you’d like to set up an appointment, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technically, yes. However, due to the nature of the evaluation, it is best if the appointment takes place in-person with your child at one of our Metro Atlanta centers.
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After a Speech and Language Evaluation is conducted, the Speech-Language Pathologist will review the results of the formal and informal assessment and, if needed, determined an appropriate diagnosis. Once the diagnosis is made, the SLP will develop a Plan of Care addressing areas of concern and take into consideration the wants and needs of the client and their families.
Kadiant will contact your family Physician who made the referral to review the results and approve the Plan of Care. Upon Physician approval, you will receive a copy of the results, and our Intake Team will contact you to answer any questions you may have and coordinate the start of services!
Speech + ABA
Kadiant focuses on a collaborative approach to intervention therapies and services.
Watch our SLP and Forsyth Clinical Director discuss the impact a collaborative interdisciplinary team can make in improving autism treatment outcomes ↓