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Name
Lynn Gauman
Location
South Kingstown, RI United States

Professional Details

Employment Information

Employer/Organization: Lynn Gauman Speech Pathology Services
Phone #: (401) 225-6989
Email: lynn.gauman@gmail.com
I am practicing as a(n):
Speech Language Pathologist/Therapist
Primary Language Spoken: English
Additional Language(s) Spoken:
Age Group Serviced: 3-21
Hanen Certifications
  • It Takes Two to Talk®
  • More Than Words®
  • TalkAbility™
Other Certifications
Bachelor of Arts, Communications, University of California, San Diego Master of Arts, Audiology and Speech Pathology, San Diego State University ACE Award (Award for Continuing Education), American Speech Language Hearing Association (multiple year awardee) PROMPT (Level II -trained) (Prompts for Restructuring Oral-Muscular Phonetic Targets) DTTC (Strand, Dynamic Tactile Temporal Cueing) (Childhood Apraxia of Speech) SCERTS Model (Prizant et al)-trained (Autism Spectrum Disorders) experience with and training in Sensory Processing Disorders Food Chaining and Talk Tools protocols
Areas of Interest
  • Articulation/Phonological Disorder
  • Augmentative/Alternative Communication Technology
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Children with Complex Physical Needs (e.g. Cerebral Palsy)
  • Language Delay
  • Late Talkers
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Additional Information
I have over 20 years of experience in the field of speech-language pathology, including working in a wide variety of settings (college clinical instructor, speech language pathologist in: a rehabilitation hospital, outpatient clinic, elementary school, early intervention program, home health service and private practice). Prior to discovering my passion for speech pathology I was a reporter for a daily newspaper in California. Speech language pathology is so much more rewarding! I can collect, analyze, synthesize and write about information and I am able to help families as well. This truly is the best of both worlds for me. I provide a full service clinic in my private practice (Lynn Gauman Speech Pathology Services in South Kingstown, RI), addressing communication and feeding disorders affecting children, ages 3-21. I have specialty training in swallowing and feeding disorders (dysphagia), including facilitating modified barium swallow studies in a hospital setting and training in Food Chaining and Talk Tools protocols. For children with deficits in motor planning for speech (i.e. Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Dysarthria) I am trained in PROMPT (Level II) (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) Therapy and Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (Edythe Strand). I am experienced at working with children on the Autism Spectrum individually and in social communication groups. I have specialty training as a Hanen TM "It Takes Two to Talk," "More Than Words" and "Talkability" certified instructor and in the SCERTS Model (Social Communication, Emotional Regulation, Transactional Support) (Prizant et al). I am trained in "Adventures in Voice," sonorant voice therapy for childhood voice disorders and have experience treating voice disorders in a medical setting. Parents and caregivers are active participants in every therapy session at my practice. They are my partners in this venture of changing their child's communication or feeding behaviors and skills. With caregivers' support therapy continues all week long, as I've observed in early intervention and with the Hanen Program. When parents (who are the specialists when it comes to knowing their own child) link up with a therapist (specially trained in therapy techniques and treatment modalities), that union is a powerful force for change.
In the past 2 years, I have run the following Hanen Programs:
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Upcoming Hanen Programs I'm Running

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