What are motor speech disorders? Motor speech disorders are neurologically-based speech disorders that affect the planning, programming, control or execution of speech. In order to produce speech, every person must coordinate a range of muscles and muscle groups, including those controlling the vocal cords, the lips, the tongue, the jaw and the respiratory system. Movements […]
About Megan Siekkinen
Megan Siekkinen, M.A., CCC-SLP, received both her Master and Bachelor degrees in Communicative Sciences and Disorders, from Michigan State University. While in graduate school, Megan gained experience working with children and adults in a variety of settings including an elementary school, hospital, nursing home and a pediatric outpatient clinic.
Megan is credentialed through the Illinois Early Intervention system and has experience working directly with families within the birth to three population. She has experience working with children with expressive, receptive and pragmatic language delays, articulation/phonology errors, childhood apraxia of speech and autism spectrum disorder.
Driven by her passion for working with children, Megan aims to provide individualized therapy in an environment centered around a child’s individual strengths and needs.
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As a parent, do you ever wonder what all those letters mean after your therapist’s name? To a speech-language pathologist, these letters represent years and years of hard work and ultimately they confirm certification to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). So, what exactly is ASHA? ASHA is the national organization and governing body for […]