Kerry Symes MA, CCC-SLP

Kerry Symes, MA, CCC-SLP, has been a Speech Therapist at CWJR since July 2019. Before that, she earned her Bachelor's in English from Hillsdale College, and her Master's in Speech Language Pathology from Wayne State University. She enjoys talking and reading about speech pathology, spending time outdoors, spending time with family, and reading novels.

The Benefits of Reading Aloud to Your Child and Books to Curl up

Studies show that there are many benefits to reading aloud to your children, including the promotion of cognitive, social, emotional, language, and literacy skills, as well as helping to diminish some problem behaviors, such as aggression, attention deficits, and hyperactivity.  These benefits have long-lasting effects that carry over into all areas of the child’s life, …

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Providing Wait Time

When we are trying to encourage children to talk and take a turn in our social engagement often we find ourselves filling in the silence that is evident throughout the child’s play. One important therapy technique that you can adopt throughout your day to day routine is wait time.