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.

Will Sign Language, Pictures, and Communication Apps Stop My Child From Talking?

The good news is NO! Alternative and augmentative communication, or AAC, is any type of communication other than verbal speech. There are many types of AAC, including pictures, sign language, communication applications on iPads and other devices, and even eye gaze systems. A speech-language pathologist may recommend AAC for many different populations, including individuals with […]

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5 Areas a Speech-Language Pathologist Can Assist

When most people think of a speech-language pathologist, they think of the treatment of speech sound production disorders. However, speech-pathologists are experts in many different communication and swallowing disorders. Here are five things you may not know a speech-language pathologist can treat. Swallowing: Speech-language pathologists are trained to recognize and treat the signs and symptoms

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