Emily Sanders MS, CCC-SLP

Treating Since- 2016

Education

Hope College

Bachelor of Arts in Learning Disabilities

Northwestern University

Masters of Science in Speech, Language, and Learning (concentration in Speech-Language Pathology)

Interests

  • Receptive/Expressive Language
  • Articulation and Phonology
  • and Social Language.

Specialization

  • Child Language Development
  • Orton-Gillingham

Languages

  • English

Areas of Expertise

  • Early Intervention
  • Language Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Phonological Disorders

How can I help your child succeed?

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!

What are parents saying?

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!

~L.G.

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.

~Julianna W.

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]!

~Hilary