A team of 8 Speech-Language Pathologists are led by Department Head, Katherine Beck at Blue Bird Day. Each team member has a unique specialty of focus that allows for treatment plans to be tailored to each child.
Katherine Beck specializes in oral motor feeding disorders, social-pragmatic communication, early language development, and group-based intervention.
Sara Gotlieb specializes in receptive and expressive language disorders, phonological and articulation disorders, early intervention, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and PROMPT.
Tina Rakowski specializes in childhood apraxia of speech, articulation and phonological disorders, expressive and receptive language delays, social-pragmatic communication, oral motor feeding deficits, and group-based intervention.
Lopa Mehta specializes in autism spectrum disorder, feeding disorders and childhood apraxia of speech.
Julia Lamb specializes in phonological and articulation disorders, expressive and receptive language disorders, specific language impairment, cleft palate/craniofacial disorders, AAC, fluency and sensory feeding.
Eric Ross specializes in music therapy and creative expression.
Amanda Bird specializes in DIR/Floortime, early language acquisition and development, expressive and receptive language disorders, fluency, autism spectrum disorder, and parent coaching.
Amber Ray specializes in receptive and expressive language disorders, Picture Exchange System (PECS), and early language development.
Together, the SLP team seamlessly collaborates with each child’s therapeutic team to facilitate best practices for supporting communication throughout a child’s day. The therapists understand the whole child and how other skill areas can impact communication.