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Amy Strohman MA, CCC-SLP
Amy Strohman MA, CCC-SLP
speech-therapist

Languages:

English
  • Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Speech and Hearing Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Speech and Hearing Science
  • Interests
  • Running, Board Games, Theatre
  • Specialization
  • PECS,Other
  • Areas of Expertise
  • Apraxia of Speech,Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC),Autism,Developmental Disorders,Early Intervention
  • How can I help your child succeed?

After graduate school, I spent a brief period of time working in skilled nursing with geriatric clients in the areas of dementia and swallowing disorders. I realized quickly that my passion for speech and language therapy was with individuals with complex needs, and I have spent most of the past 4 years working with children age birth – 22 with severe-complex communication disorders. In therapy, we targeted multi-model communication using sign language, picture communication strategies, verbal speech, and alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) devices. Additionally, I am currently pursuing my Assistive Technology Certificate from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Recently, I moved back to the midwest from London, England, where I worked at a private pediatric therapy clinic! This experience abroad has increased my awareness and passion for multi-lingual and multi-cultural populations. I also have experience as a clinical instructor for my alma mater within their Speech and Hearing Science department, and loved assisting the next generation of therapists as they embark on a life-long career of learning the wonderful field of speech and language therapy.

I am looking forward to working with you and your child!

  • What are parents saying?

COVID-19 Protocol

We hope you and your family are continuing to stay safe and healthy! We have outlined our protocols for in-person sessions during COVID-19. As you know, the health and safety of our clients and therapists remain our highest priority. As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work together through these unprecedented times.


Hand Washing:
Upon arrival at your home, your therapist will wash their hands with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer. We ask that you and your child also wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer upon your therapist’s arrival.
 
Facemasks:
We are asking our therapists to wear masks upon entering your home and throughout your child’s session. That said, we understand that some children have adverse reactions to seeing adults in masks and will leave it up to you and your therapist to decide your comfort level while still taking safety precautions.
 
We ask that parents and caregivers also follow the guidelines and wear masks when sitting in on sessions. We will not enforce that policy, but we do kindly ask for compliance.
 
As for your child, we realize that masks may not be appropriate for every child so we will not enforce the rule that children over the age of 2 should wear a mask.  However, if your therapist insists that your child wear a mask, then that will be a requirement directly between the two of you. We respect our therapists’ individual comfort levels with safety precautions and ask that you respect them as well.

 

Protocol Acknowledgment and Health Certification:

Before your child’s first in-person session, we are asking clients to submit an acknowledgment of these protocols and a health certification, which you can find here. Thank you again for your cooperation and for helping all of us stay healthy!