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May 5, 2016

Ann Guild, speech therapist, celebrates 27 years at C&FD

Posted by: childandfamily

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Happy C&FD Anniversary to Ann Guild 

Ann Guild is our most tenured and more experienced speech therapist.  She is celebrating 27 years at Child and Family Development this month.   

Ann holds a Neuro-Developmental Treatment‚Ñ¢ (NDT) certification and a Vital Stim‚Ñ¢ certification.  It can be difficult to get her to tout her own expertise but here is how she got started in her speech therapy career: 

I knew in school that I wanted to work with young children.  After graduate school, my real education as a therapist began as I took courses and found mentors in neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT), other oral motor therapies and early language development.  Through teaching workshops and becoming an instructor in the NDTA Certification courses, my understanding of the therapeutic process grew.  My ‚Äòbucket‚Äô of treatment techniques is always growing.  I enjoy teaching others and continue to mentor speech therapists and occupational therapists at C&FD. 

A colleague shares:  

Having known Ann for 27 years now, I am still amazed by her depth of knowledge about and dedication to the most vulnerable and neurologically complex children in the areas of feeding and language.  Her expertise is unsurpassed in our region.  She is a wonderful asset to this practice and a cherished friend.  Congratulations on an amazing career, and I am very glad you have shared so much of it with us.