Logan Carter, speech therapist, celebrates 1 year at C&FD

Thursday, Aug 31, 2017 by Child & Family Development

 

Happy C&FD Anniversary to Logan Carter

Logan Carter MS CCC-SLP is a speech therapist at the Midtown office.  She is celebrating year at Child and Family Development this month.

Inspiration to help others came early for her.  She shares this story:

"When I was in middle school, I would look after my neighbor’s mother, who had dementia. We would sit together and watch her favorite shows while her daughter would be away. She never remembered my name, who I was, or why I was there. The first time we met, I was wearing my volleyball jersey. She looked at me and said in her southern accent, “Volleyball. Do you play volleyball?” I replied, “Yes ma’am, I do. Do you like volleyball?” I would wear my jersey each time I sat with her because I knew she would talk to me about volleyball. I valued the time we shared, the discussions we had, and the opportunity I gave her daughter so she could have a little time for herself. From that day forward, I knew I wanted to help people and their families communicate. That’s what inspired me to pursue the field of speech and language pathology."

...and adds: 
"The best part about working at C&FD is being able to provide our families with a multidisciplinary approach to help them meet their individual needs. In the past year, I’ve learned so much from my colleagues, our families and our clients. I can’t wait to see what this year has to offer!"

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Speech therapist, Logan Carter completes PECS® training

Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 by Child & Family Development

 

Speech therapist, Logan Carter MS CCC-SLP, completed a continuing education course about the widely used Picture Exchange Communication System® (PECS).   

  • Picture Exchange Communication System® (PECS) Level 1 training
  • Picture Exchange Communication System® (PECS) to Speech Generating Devices (SGD)- Guidelines & Recommendations

PECS was developed in 1985 as a unique augmentative/alternative communication intervention package for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and related developmental disabilities. It has received worldwide recognition for focusing on the initiation component of communication. PECS does not require complex or expensive materials. It was created with families, educators, and resident care providers in mind, so is readily used in a range of settings.  PECS begins by teaching an individual to give a picture of a desired item to a “communicative partner", who immediately honors the exchange as a request. The system goes on to teach discrimination of pictures and how to put them together in sentences. In the more advanced phases, individuals are taught to answer questions and to comment. 

PECS has been successful with individuals of all ages demonstrating a variety of communicative, cognitive and physical difficulties. Some learners using PECS also develop speech and others may transition to a speech generating or augmentative communication device. The body of research supporting the effectiveness of PECS continues to expand, with research from countries around the world.

Read more about PECS on their website

Logan enjoyed both courses and shares: 

  • The Picture Exchange Communication System®  (PECS) is a communication training program that is designed to help students who do not speak at all, speak only when prompted to, or those who exhibit no functional or socially acceptable speech. PECS is an intervention that has been researched and proven to help students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) communicate; however, the picture based system can also be used with a variety of individuals who have other related communication difficulties. The most essential component when learning to communicate, is initiating. The student being trained to use PECS is initially taught “how” to communicate by using a single picture in exchange for a highly motivating reward, called a reinforce. Students progress through six phases starting with single pictures, then later learn to combine pictures to make sentences. These phases are implemented across environments and with a variety of people in order for them to remain effective. PECS is extremely systematic and highly tailored to each person. I am excited that I am able to provide individuals with a functional and practical method of communication. 
  • As the person moves through all the phases of PECS, a specific and customized communication notebook is developed just for him.   Once able to use PECS across settings and with multiple communication partners, some individuals may be an ideal candidate for transitioning to a Speech Generating Device (SGD). With this training, I am more able to assist with the transition of choosing a device and teaching functional use of a device. 

The Child and Family Development team of 8 speech therapists offering free phone intakes and screens.  

  Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Call to schedule a free phone consultation with a  Speech Therapist

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Topics: C&FD Speech Therapy Services, Logan Carter

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by Child & Family Development

 

Child and Family Development has been celebrating with the speech therapy team throughout May- Better Hearing & Speech Month!

We love our team, plus one starting in June!  

MIDTOWN OFFICE PINEVILLE OFFICE
  • Logan Carter MS CCC-SLP
  • Ann Guild MA CCC-SLP C/NDT
  • Allison Parker MA CCC-SLP
  • Melinda Schatz MS CCC-SLP
  • Kristin Lyman MA CCC-SLP
  • Lisa Peterson MS CCC-SLP
  • Stephanie Tolley MA CCC-SLP

Learn more about speech-language services here.

Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Call to schedule a free phone consultation with a  Speech Therapist

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Topics: Allison Parker, Ann Guild, Melinda Schatz, C&FD Speech Therapy Services, Kristin Lyman, Lisa Peterson, Logan Carter, Emily Gammon

#WHO World Hearing Day: speech therapist sounds off! 

Friday, Mar 3, 2017 by Child & Family Development

Logan Carter MS CCC-SLP, speech therapist at the Midtown office in Charlotte, is sounding off about World Hearing Day, March 3!

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Topics: C&FD Speech Therapy Services, Logan Carter

Child and Family Development welcomes speech therapist, Logan Carter

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 by Child & Family Development

Logan Carter MS CCC-SLP, joined the Child and Family Development team this week.    

Logan is a licensed speech therapist with experience with child development and expressive and receptive language skills. She received her MS in Speech-Language Pathology from Appalachian State University and BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Western Kentucky University.  

She works at the Midtown office.

Welcome Logan!  

Read more about our speech therapy services here.       

Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Call to schedule a free phone consultation with a  Speech Therapist

 

 

 

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Topics: C&FD Speech Therapy Services, Logan Carter

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