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AHSS now providing Speech-Language Therapy at our Illinois Autism Centers!

7.8.16 speech announcementNorthbrook, IL. (July 8, 2016) – Autism Home Support Services (AHSS) is proud to announce that we’ve expanded our offering of services to include intensive Speech-Language Therapy. Tracy Crowe, MA, MEd, CCC/SLP will be leading the Speech-Language Therapy services at the AHSS Autism Centers in Arlington Heights and Northbrook. AHSS continually strives to meet the needs and improve the lives of the individuals and families we serve. Delivering a cohesive approach to ABA and Speech-Language Therapy can create a positive difference in a child’s overall development and long-term success.

Speech-Language Therapy at AHSS focuses on positively impacting the social interactions of our clients by expanding their current means of communication. Our Speech-Language Pathologists utilize research-based intervention to create programs tailored to the specific needs of their clients. These services are offered in group or individual settings depending on the targets selected by the parent/therapist team.

Some examples of the types of interventions offered by Speech-Language Therapy at AHSS are: (This list is not exhaustive)

  • Increase communicative intent (joint attention, using/understanding gestures, interacting with others)
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (Picture Exchange Communication System, also known as PECS, sign, communication devices)
  • Speech Production (articulation)
  • Receptive Language therapy
  • Social interactions (pragmatic therapy)
  • Conversation skills (turn taking, starting/stopping a conversation, asking for help)
  • Reading/writing intervention
  • Feeding Therapy

Tracy Crowe is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist with over 10 years of experience supporting children on the Autism Spectrum and their families. She completed her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Iowa where she studied under Dr. J. Bruce Tomblin. After working in elementary schools and through the Missouri First Steps (EI) program, she completed a Master’s of Special Education in Autism at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Tracy has worked collaboratively with a variety of professionals in home, school, and clinical environments. At the Thompson Center for Autism in Columbia, MO, she served on the Clinical Assessment Team (a multidisciplinary diagnostic team including a clinical psychologist, SLP, OT, and pediatricians) and Intensive Behavior Intervention Team where she worked closely with BCBAs to design intervention protocols to reduce target behavior by increasing more expected means of communication. She has an interest in both low tech and high tech forms of communication and a passion to find the modality that best fits each child she serves.

Prior to joining the AHSS team, Tracy worked as a District-Wide Autism Support Specialist in a large public school system in Missouri. In this role, she designed behavioral programming with over 20 elementary school special education teams, as well as directly supported five district-wide classrooms that utilized various ABA techniques to work with students on the Autism Spectrum. She is excited to be given the opportunity to once again collaborate with a team of professionals so committed to supporting families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, and we are excited to welcome her to the AHSS team.

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