Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Alicia Kokemor Rossow: It Takes Two

Alicia Kokemor Rossow is a licensed Speech and Language pathologist who lives and works in Round Rock, Texas, where she owns Advanced Pediatric Therapy.

Advanced Pediatric Therapy, or APT, treats children with Autism, Down's syndrome, fluency, and Articulation and Language disorders. Speech disorders, she says, are generally defined as when someone is not able to produce speech sounds correctly or fluently, or has a problem with his or her voice. Forty million Americans, she says, have communication disorders of one kind or another.

Alicia Kokemor Rossow says that the approach at APT is family centered, and involves parents as much as possible. She is a Certified Hanen Parent Trainer and as a therapist in the Hanen It Takes Two to Talk program. Involving parents in the therapy, she says, ensures the best possible outcome.

The APT therapists is committed to giving back to the community. "Our practice cares about service to the child and the community," she says. "Unlike large companies, we help our clients with financial limitations and offer reduced cost assistance if a family does not have insurance, or cannot afford standard industry charges."

Alicia Kokemor Rossow attended the University of Texas at Austin and received her Master of Arts degree in 1992. That same year she received her Certificate of Clinical Competence and began working with children and adults. Within a few years, she decided that working with the pediatric population brought her the greatest satisfaction and has since dedicated her practice to helping improve their lives.

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