Sarah Lockhart in Ashland, Oregon
 

What I can help with .

My areas of expertise include articulation, language, social communication skills and fluency.

Since 2007, I've worked with hundreds of children with a variety of disorders. Some disorders — like articulation and language — are very common; others are less common. Scroll down to see the specialty areas where I can help your child.

 

Articulation is the ability to form
the sounds that words are made of.
In this area I work with students of all levels, from those who have just one sound they need to work on (for example, the “s” sound), to those with significant speech motor planning disorders, like apraxia.

  • Speech sound disorders
  • Apraxia

 

Language has to do with a child’s
listening and speaking skills.
This area is for students who need help following multi-step directions, listening for information from what they’ve heard or read, and building vocabulary and grammar skills. For pre-verbal students, I can use picture exchange communication (buttons with pre-programmed messages) as well as more high-tech devices.

  • Augmentative and alternative communication
  • Motor planning disorders
  • Listening skills
  • Receptive and expressive language disorders
  • Prelinguistic communication

 

Social skills are how we communicate
outside of language.
I have significant training and experience in helping students from the very first stages of social communication (like following eye gaze and taking turns) to skills that develop later, like perspective-taking, as well as social scenarios for middle and high school.

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Pragmatic language challenges

 

Fluency refers to how smoothly we can
say words and sentences.
In this area, I teach students strategies to increase their fluent speech. I also work to improve their knowledge about stuttering, which empowers students to share that knowledge with others.

  • Stuttering and cluttering