Who am I helping?
In the work of a speech therapy, I am most interested in any disturbances and disturbances in the course of speech development. I try to explore its causes and help in terms of its individual character. I am particularly concerned with speech fluency disorders: stuttering and ticketing. I have deepened my knowledge in Poland – in Katowice (Mini-Kids workshops led by Peter Schneider) and in the United States (Boston, PCI – Palin workshops). I am constantly trying to educate myself in this subject, taking part in conferences, reading the subject literature, discussing with therapists and patients (Group J in the approach of Charles Van Riper).
I deal with therapy of children with communication problems.
My work with children is mainly fun, during which I practice alternation, at first a non-verbal dialogue that goes into exchange of thoughts and conversation.
The children I work with have disruptions in speech development, delays in the correct implementation of phones, and other problems related to speaking.
The basis of children’s therapy is a good relationship with parents and instructions for working at home. Work only in the office will never be fully-successful.
I work with young people after transport accidents and neurological injuries. I help them re-use speech, or if it is impossible, I create books for them to communicate and other aids using new technologies.
My greatest passion is working with people who stutter. It certainly has to do with the fact that I come from a stutterer’s family. Over the years I have had the opportunity to participate in life and follow the course of therapy, and also to witness the humiliation, which people did not spare to the person who stutters.
Who am I
- I am a speech therapist / neurologopedist
- In 1998, I graduated in oligophrenopedagogy at the Pedagogical Academy in Krakow
- In 2002, speech therapy (at the same university)
- In 2013, neurologopedics at the University of Rzeszów
- For three years I worked in a kindergarten with integration units.
- Currently (since 2003) I have been working in the Special Schools Complex No. 11 in Krakow and I have a private practice. In my work, I gained experience from the Early Support Team, through pre-school departments, to the therapy of adolescents.
I constantly try to learn and improve my education; broaden horizons to better understand the patien
How I work
Knowing the other person is the starting point in my work.
When I start working with a child I try to get to know his parents, I listen to their relationship about the family environment in which the child grows. I am a good listener. I always try to establish good relationships with the parents of the child, because they are the people most involved in therapy. The relationship between parents and their joint commitment to raising a child has a big influence on the progress in therapy. Harmony in the child’s environment and a holistic view of it as a small person give a chance for rapid advances in therapy.
I closely observe the child, its fun, behavior, relationships with an adult. I try to inspire parents to play with the child so that speech therapy therapy is a great entertainment with their parents.
I pay attention to the child’s activity during the day, whether he feeds properly, whether he has outdoor activities, how many toys he has, how much time he spends in front of the computer, tablet and how many with his parents, his peers.
I know from experience that maintaining proper proportions between the above-mentioned spheres has a big impact on the child’s functioning – including speech.
In my work I do not rely on one chosen method but knowing them a lot I try to match them to the needs of the child so that the therapy is „tailor-made”. I work many years and I know that there is no „miracle” means for all communication problems.
Parents receive from me indications, proposals for fun and work, which cover the immediate spheres of development.
I encourage parents to run the „Diary” in which they note the course of therapy, important events, worse and better days. It allows you to look back and see how it was at the beginning and how it is now.
Working with an adult also starts with getting to know and establishing good relationships based on mutual trust and respect.
Speech fluency disorder – ticker or stuttering therapy is long-term and difficult; here there are no immediate effects. It is certainly breaking the existing patterns.
Especially in the treatment of stuttering, it is important that the patient knows himself –
your attitude to your own stuttering mechanism of its stuttering emotions that accompany his problem people and situations conducive to stuttering.
In the therapy of stutterers, I use desensitization, modify stuttering for more fluid and work on a positive image of the person.
Stuttering is a problem of a stutterer – a speech therapist is just a helper or instructor who will guide and tell you what to do and how to do it.
The most important thing is self-discovery, self-confidence, acceptance and work on yourself. It is the pursuit of such rule over stuttering so that it can function well.