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January 20, 2015

Child & Family Development celebrates with Barb Hartshorn, speech therapist

IMG_4730Barb Hartshorn, MS, CCC-SLP marks 8 years at Child and Family Development this month! She is a speech therapist at the Pineville office, just south of Charlotte.

One of Barb’s areas of expertise is feeding and swallowing difficulties in children and teens.  While each and every speech therapy session can bring success, she is most satisfied when things improve outside of our office.  The best is when people report happy family mealtimes and birthday parties without fuss. 

Barb appreciates that the Child and Family Development office space allows for real-life opportunities to work on eating and drinking skills.  In addition to her private room, our kitchen and dining area offer a great simulated setting for practice. 

Like all of our 30+ therapists, Barb loves the multi-disciplinary team approach that comes only with a large group of providers working under one roof.   She learns from them and shares her own knowledge too.  For example, a speech therapist and an occupational therapist may treat or co-treat a child with feeding difficulties and address oral strength, core strength, posture, fine motor and more, all at the same time, to the benefit of the client as well as the therapists.   

Read more about the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach that Barb uses here

Happy C&FD Anniversary!


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