Big Apple Speech Therapy, LLC
Hello, I’m Susie Appleman, an ASHA certified, Arizona State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, and Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped. I’m on the certification track to become certified as an Orofacial Myologist. Finally, I am the director of Big Apple Speech Therapy, LLC.
I have over twenty-two years of experience working with infants, children, and adults with varying degrees of communication impairments. I have worked in school settings, private practice, and developmental centers.
I have presented at several local, regional, and national conferences on Autism Spectrum Disorder, Home, and School Environmental Organization Programs as well as on strategies to manage behavioral issues.
My current passion is Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (aka “Tongue Thrust”), which involves treating behaviors and patterns created by inappropriate muscle function involving the tongue, lips, jaw, and face. I enjoy collaborating with orthodontists, pediatric dentists, and ENTs to ensure my patients have consistency in their dental development and care. I have traveled nationally to take the most up-to-date advanced training in this field, and I implement what I learn to help improve my patients’ lives. I love helping children to stop oral noxious behaviors, like sucking their thumbs. Finally, my job is to provide cutting-edge delivery of care and services in a compassionate, cost-effective and multidisciplinary way.