I work with children, youth and adults.
• I deal with the 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 turns into an exchange of thoughts and conversation.
I work with childeren who have disruptions in the process of speech development, delays in the proper implementation of sounds, and other problems related to speaking.
• The basis of child therapy is a good relationship with parents and instructions for working at home. Work only in the office will never be full-fledged.
• As a sensory integration therapist, I know that often speech disorder is associated with other problems (e.g. incorrect diet, inadequate muscle tone, disturbances in visual, auditory processing, surface and deep sensation). After careful observation and research, I recommend a sensory diet for use at home.
• Working with people who stutter is my greatest passion.
It certainly has to do with being from a stuttering family.
Over the years, I had the opportunity to participate in life and follow the course of therapy, as well as to witness humiliations that people did not spare a stutterer.
HOW I WORK
Getting to know other people is a starting point in my work.
When I start working with a child, I try to meet his parents and listen to their relationship with the family in which the child is growing. I am a good listener. I always try to establish good relations with the child's parents, because they are the people who are most involved in the therapy. The relationship between parents and their joint involvement in raising a child has a great impact on the progress of therapy. Harmony in the child's environment and a holistic view of him as a small person give a chance for rapid progress in therapy.
I closely observe the child, his play, behavior, relationships with adults. I try to inspire parents to play with the child so that speech therapy is a great pastime with parents.
I pay attention to the child's activities during the day, whether he eats properly, whether he has movement in the fresh air, what toys he has, how much time he spends in front of the computer, tablet and how much with his parents, peers.
I know from experience that maintaining the right proportions between the aforementioned spheres has a great impact on the child's functioning - including speech.
In my work I do not rely on one chosen method but, knowing many of them, I try to match them to the child's needs so that the therapy is "tailor-made". I work for many years and I know that there is no "miracle" remedy for all communication problems. I put a lot of emphasis on diagnosis and conversation with the patient.
Parents receive instructions and suggestions for play and work that cover the closest spheres of development.
I encourage parents to keep a Diary, in which they record 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.
I also start working with an adult by learning about and establishing good relationships based on mutual trust and respect.
Therapy for speech fluency disorders - stuttering or stuttering is long-term and difficult; there are no immediate effects here. There is certainly a breaking of existing patterns.
Especially in stuttering ther.apy, it is important for the patient to know himself - his attitude towards his own stuttering the mechanism of your stuttering emotions that accompany his problem persons and situations conducive to stuttering
In the therapy of stuttering people I use desensitization, modification of stuttering to be more fluid and I work on a positive image of a person.
Stuttering is a problem for a stutterer - a speech therapist is just a helper or instructor who will guide and suggest what and how to do.
The most important are self-knowledge, going deep within yourself, acceptance AND work on yourself. It is the pursuit of such control over the stuttering that you can function well.
WHO IS A THERAPIST?
I always try to understand who the person who needs my help is; and everyone is different. Rather, I help to believe in myself and my abilities, together I am looking for a solution.
In demanding cases, I give clear instructions, but I strongly believe in the intuition and ingenuity of children and adults, in creativity.