Emily Sanders MS, CCC-SLP
Emily Sanders MS, CCC-SLP
speech-therapist

Languages:

English
Hope College
Bachelor of Arts in Learning Disabilities
Northwestern University
Masters of Science in Speech, Language, and Learning (concentration in Speech-Language Pathology)
  • Receptive/Expressive Language, Articulation, Phonology, Social Language
  • Child Language Development,Orton-Gillingham
  • Early Intervention,Language Disorders,Learning Disabilities,Phonological Disorders

My experience as a speech-language pathologist includes treating young children through early intervention services and school-age children within home, clinic, and school settings. I have a strong interest in delays and disorders related to receptive and expressive language, articulation and phonology, and social language. I create individualized treatment plans and therapy sessions, develop personalized support materials, and collect and document weekly progress. One of the best things about being a speech-language pathologist is seeing a child’s confidence grow as their speech and language skills develop. I am passionate about empowering children to take ownership of their learning while providing them with the support and encouragement they need.

Fun Fact: Each year in May, I enjoy the 5 million vibrant tulips the City of Holland, Michigan plants for their annual Tulip Time festival. As a born and raised “Hollander”, it is one of my favorite times of the year!

I am consistently impressed with Miss Emily and how much our daughter has accomplished under her guidance. We are so happy that we found her when our daughter was pre-school aged. Some of her speech issues we assumed would resolve on their own, some we weren't even fully aware of. But in just about a year, we have seen a huge improvement overall. It's wonderful to have our very verbal daughter's issues with intelligibility melt away. Miss Emily is friendly, warm, and patient - she is attuned to the child's needs and moods, knows when to push a little harder, or when to take a step back. Thank you, Miss Emily! -TherapyWorks Parent
Emily has worked with my son for over two years, and has consistently been an amazing partner in supporting my boy's needs and goals. Emily is always professional, prepared, focused, warm, and empathic. She is highly skilled and knowledgeable, as well as patient and playful, effectively engaging my boy in the therapy work at hand. She openly and clearly communicates with me about my son's goals and progress in specific ways that make sense to me, always highlighting his strengths. So significant for me, Emily intently listens to and respects my concerns and feedback. Emily has been an incredibly important support for our family over the last couple of years, and I'll forever be grateful for our time with her. -TherapyWorks Parent
Emily has been amazing with our daughter! She has completely won over a strong-willed redheaded third child, and as a result has been able to make such strides with her speech. She is engaged, loving and great at sharing methods with me so I can keep the learning up between sessions. We have loved having her work with [our daughter]! -TherapyWorks Parent
We LOVE Emily. So lovely and patient with the kids. -TherapyWorks Parent

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!