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SPEECH LANGUAGE THERAPY SERVICES


Gemma White

 Gemma White BSc (Hons.) CCC-SLP is a New York State and UK licensed Speech Language Pathologist with affiliation to the American Speech and  Hearing Association (ASHA) where she serves on the AAC Special Interest  Group 12: Professional Development Committee, Royal College of Speech  Language Therapists (RCSLT) in the UK and the National Association of  Neonatal Therapists (NANT)


Gemma White began working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, in an integrated youth program following the TEACCH model 23  years ago. She trained as a speech language pathologist at University  College London with her dissertation focusing on visual processing  skills of children with autism and dyslexia. 


Since moving to America in 2002 she worked at The McCarton Center for Children with Developmental Disabilities and is currently in private practice in New  York.  Gemma is passionate about educating Speech Language Therapists and industry professionals in Evidence Based Practice in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders and AAC, she speaks on the topic nationally and internationally.  

Therapy and Evaluation

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Evaluations

Comprehensive Evaluations focus on the whole child examining medical and developmental histories.  We evaluate speech, language, social communication, voice and feeding. By focusing on the whole child we get the best results in speech language therapy.

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Therapy Plans

Speech Language Therapy plans will be developed according to individual needs setting out achievable short and long term goals for feeding and communication.  We offer educational consultancy, short and long term therapy solutions.

Specialty Areas

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Providing Speech Language Therapy for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Therapy focuses on Evidence Based Practices to optimally support individuals across the Autism Spectrum in all areas of life focusing on collaboration with parents, school and home teams. Visual supports, video modeling and social communication make therapy fun and functional

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Pediatric Feeding Therapy

Providing evaluations and treatment of Dysphagia/Feeding difficulties for pre-term infants to young adults with developmental disabilities.  Feeding therapy aims to maximize each individuals for oral feeding and address the underlying sensory and oral motor skills necessary for safe and pleasurable feeding.   Understating that each baby is different we introduce cue based feeding working carefully with caregivers.

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

When verbal communication is not possible, speech language therapy will include a comprehensive analysis for augmenting current speech and providing alternative means of communication, Gemma assesses low and high tech options. Gemma is serving a a member of the Special Interest Groups for AAC to enhance this growing area of our field. The use of AAC when working with children with Autism is evidence based and forward thinking, Gemma has been a leader in this area.

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Specialty Areas

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Articulation / Speech

Oral Placement Therapy uses auditory, tactile and visual input to assist children in producing target sounds.  Using evidence based techniques for speech language therapy we will ensure your child maximizes their goals for oral speech. Gemma is skilled in working with clients with a variety of diagnosis including Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Developmental Delay, Rare Genetic Syndromes,  lisp, stuttering and voice disorders. Gemma is trained in PROMPT, Oral placement therapy

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Conference / Keynote Speaker and Presenter

Providing seminars on the use of technology in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders and I-Pad applications for Autism Therapy.    Past presentations include Apple Education Programs - NYC, ATIA Conventions - Orlando and www.SpeechPathology.com