We are excited to welcome Kelly Hartigan who is launching our new speech therapy program here at Oxford Recovery Center. Kelly received her Bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University and her Master’s degree from The George Washington University. Both children and adults will benefit from our speech therapy program.
Speech Programs for Children
As an additional offering for our ARTS program (Autism Recovery Thru Synergy), our Speech Therapy will be play or academic based, depending on the child’s age and specific needs. Other conditions that will benefit from this offering include children with delayed speech-language development, cerebral palsy and genetic disorders. Children going through our speech therapy program often experience an improvement in their ability to put words together, communicate their wants/needs, and initiate social interactions to engage with their family and peers.
Speech Programs for Adults
Our programs for adults will augment our offerings for stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia, head-neck cancer, Parkinson’s disease and other neurological diseases. Outcomes for these patients include preparing the individual to get back to work, improving their memory skills, swallowing, to being able to manage their own medication.
Kelly holds a certification in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT-LOUD) typically used for patients with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological diseases. This is an intensive one-on-one treatment that focuses on vocal loudness, breath support, voice quality, intonation, speech articulation and facial expression.
Types of Speech Therapy
To implement your speech program:
The purpose of the Discovery Session is for one of our team members to better understand your situation and what your journey has been like so far. From there, our team member can discuss COMPASS in more detail and how it can help give you success in your next states of meaningful employment.
Please fill out the form below if you would like our staff to contact you, answer your questions, or get you scheduled for a free Discovery Session.