Month in Review

July 2022

Patient Spotlight

We have so many patients at Speech Pathway who have long journeys that require incredibly hard work from their entire family and we want to start recognizing them for the effort they put in daily! Each month we’ll be highlighting up to 5 patients who have shown so much improvement throughout their marathon in speech therapy. See our amazing July patients below!

Spotlight on Camp Communicate: Intense Academy

Another year of Intense Academy is in the books and we had an amazing time! This year we welcomed twenty campers, split between morning and afternoon sessions over the weeks of July 11-22. With personalized, family-centered goals, the campers received THREE individual sessions each day as well as small and large group interventions. Families traveled from Texas, Canada, and the Oklahoma City metro for camp this year. We saw amazing strides in all of our campers as well as laid foundational skills for their future speech and language development.  Our intensive camp not only provides therapy but also parent training to help with education and carryover as well as a support network for families in the same stage of life. It’s such a privilege to watch the campers learn and grow over two weeks and we’re so thankful for the opportunity to be a small part of the journey!

Keep an eye out for Intense Academy 2023 information coming soon! If you’re interested in financial assistance, follow us on social media for information on our grant-writing workshop to assist in applying for grants from the Orange Effect Foundation, Small Steps in Speech, and Communication for Kids!

GROUPS ARE BACK!

Group registration is LIVE for the 2022-2023 school year and we’re excited to have multiple options available for each age group! Groups are perfect for any kiddo and are run by trained professionals in the areas of behavior and communication to assist in social interaction at age-appropriate levels. Our groups range from preschool (3.5-6 years old), to intermediate (7-12 years old), to adolescent (13+ years old). Check out our website for days, times, and pricing information! You do not have to be a patient at Speech Pathway to enjoy the benefits of groups! Come join us!

Welcome, Baby Tate!

Miss Stephanie and her husband, Travis, are excited to announce their first son, Tate Joseph Warman, was born on June 29, 2022, at 7 lbs, 8 oz and 21 inches. Miss Stephanie and Tate are both healthy and doing well and the family is off to an exciting start on their new adventure as a family of three!

Upcoming Events

Our graduate reunion and open house is coming up on August 21st from 3-5pm. We’d love for all graduates to stop by to say hi and for any prospective families to come tour the clinic! We will also be offering FREE speech/language/hearing screenings to any families interested. Spread the word!

Mark your calendars for all of our upcoming events for 2022-2023!

  • September 27: Chester’s Pumpkin Patch
  • October 1: Walk for Apraxia at Bluff Creek Park
  • October 30: Trunk or Treat
  • December 3: Pictures with Santa
  • February: Charity Drive
  • March 4: Zoo Day
  • May 6: Movie Day
  • June 3rd: Piece Walk
  • August 6: Open House

Therapy Tip

Heading off on an adventure this summer? Here are some tips to work therapy goals into your vacation plans!

  • If your mode of travel is novel to your child, you may consider incorporating a social story into your preparation for travel. A social story is picture scenes or a home-made video with emphasis on a social situation to provide your child with exposure to the scene prior to their experience.
  • This can look like your child going through the motions of: practicing going through airport security and boarding a plane (film it); practicing where they will be seated on a long car ride (take pictures or film it); going to a hotel and walking through check in and using the elevator (take pictures or film it); or looking at the website of your destination beforehand!
  • Bring activities with you to incorporate language! Water Wow books, puffy stickers, wikki stix, and suction cup toys are all fun options.
  • Bring an old calculator and your child can “purchase” items that you find on vacation. The calculator can act as a cash register to talk about all the items and toys you have from your trip!
  • If you’re looking to purchase small new toys, place them in eggs for your child to open each hour. They can request, comment, work on colors, say their target sound 5 times before receiving the egg, and talk about what is inside.
  • String Cheerios or Fruit Loops on a pipe cleaner! While working on language through counting, color recognition, big and small, requesting, commenting, and trials of your child’s target sound, you can also get small work on fine motor skills!
  • Write on Post-It notes and have your child stick them around the car or their airplane seat. You can work on target sounds, requesting, or commenting! The clean up is easy and the activity is fun to cover as much area as possible!

 

CONTACT

6905 NW 122nd St. 
Oklahoma City, OK 73142
P. 405. 603. 6622
F. 405. 722. 3244
E. info@speechpathway.net
Open Monday-Friday 8am-7pm