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Hi, I'm Annette!

If you have a child with a speech delay, you've come to the right place!

 

I'm an ASHA-certified SLP who loves working with kids with speech sound disorders. 

My therapy style is for kids to have fun and work hard. Most children who have speech delays do need to do hard work. But their brains will do more clicking and remembering if they are having fun, too! We take a quick game turn in between speech tasks, and we definitely laugh together!

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Annette Shiley
M.A. CCC-SLP

M.A. Linguistics

ASHA Certified
Licensed: WA, CA, MI
Member Apraxia Kids SLP Directory

 
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My Interests

As a kid I lived overseas in Europe (with my army family) and as an adult in South Asia, so I continue to love travel. But about six years ago fell in love with our PNW coastal weather and mountains. I love hiking, beaches, and taking my adopted cat, Lucy, on backpack walks outside (she also enjoys a quick car ride to the local coffee drive thru!)

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Back in my school days I was kind of nerdy, taking lots of foreign language courses. At home I practiced words with hard new sounds, repeating them over and over. My brain got those tricky sequences, and native speakers commented on my 'natural accent'.

 

Ok, I know, those experiences of mine weren't anything like having a speech sound disorder. But my experiences acquaint me with how hard your child has to work to master sounds and sound sequences!

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My Training

I received my Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Eastern Michigan University, followed by my SLP certification while working in Washington. I have worked with preschoolers, Kinders, elementary, middle school, high school, and geriatrics.

 

I've seen young 5-year-olds capture their 'k' sound. I've seen older children working on the 'r' sound graduate from speech therapy. I've had other children who keep working hard on more basic sound sequences in words like 'byebye' and 'mommy'. All of these children made this progress during online speech therapy sessions.

I’ve completed all the online Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) courses. Additionally, my previous Masters degree in Linguistics gives me an increased knowledge base for assessing and treating phonological disorders. Hey, 'phonology' is originally linguistics!

 

All this prepares me uniquely for you, to be a great fit for speech therapy for your child.

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I have deep empathy for your challenge in finding local speech services for your child struggling to communicate. 

Let's chat – I'd love to hear your speech concerns!

 

Together we can make a plan to help your child capture more accurate speech sounds. And if I'm not the best fit, I'll tap into my referral network for you.