Ms. Patricia Scheklar is a licensed and certified Speech Language Pathologist with more than 20 years of experience. She has a BSc (CD) in Communicative Disorders and an MSc in Speech Language Pathology. Ms. Scheklar is licensed and certified with the American Speech LanguageAssociation (ASHA) and the Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Board of California Consumer Affairs and the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM.)
She has received additional training and certification from the Institute of Language and Phonology in San Francisco (Compton P-ESL program for accent reduction). Ms. Scheklar has been trained in and has worked extensively with the techniques of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (Tongue Thrust Correction.) She has completed the Hanen Certification Training to instruct caregivers in the best ways of stimulating early language development.She has studied under Pamela Marshalla and uses her techniques for reducing Apraxia of Speech.
She has appeared twice on A-Channel’s Good Morning Show as an expert on Speech and Language issues.
I have great respect for the miracle that is uniquely Human, speech. That we are uniquely able to move our larynx, throat, cheeks, oral cavity, tongue and lips to affect a change in someone else is so amazing. I have enjoyed spending my life working out these mysteries.
I gently guide each client forward, starting with where they are. I provide a safe place where each child wants to communicate. They are not forced to. Parents have a prominent role. They do not need to watch every session especially during rapport building but they must be prepared to be a speech-language facilitator for their child–you are already the expert on your child so why wouldn’t you have a large role?