Northern Virginia Speech and Language Services

Individualized therapy for children and adults
Therapists
 Nichole Cassis, M.Ed. CCC-SLP

Background:

  • PROMPT Level II Bridging training, to target remediation of apraxia and motor speech disorders. For more information see the PROMPT website here.

  • Specialization in methods to successfully and effectively teach social skills to children with autism and developmental delays, with five years of experience in conducting interactive social groups for children

  • Trained in the use of Lindamood-Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing for language expression, oral language comprehension, and reading comprehension. For more information, view the Lindamood-Bell website here. 
  • Over ten years of experience in working intensely with children presenting with language delay, apraxia, autism, developmental delay, articulation disorders, and other speech-language disorders.

  • Developmental models
  • Social-cognitive therapy
  • Behavioral principles
  • Sensory techniques
  • Visual strategies and support
  • Social stories
  • Literary-based interventions
  • PROMPT / Tactile-kinesthetic feedback
  • Integration of art and music into the therapy process
  • Kaufman articulation hierarchy 
  • Environmental teaching
  • Structured teaching
  • Referrals to and collaboration with other disciplines when appropriate, in order to treat the 'whole child' 
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