Anna Rooney Speech Therapy

Anna Rooney Speech Therapy

About Anna

Mission: Anna Rooney is committed to providing quality, family-centered speech-language therapy. She is dedicated to helping children become effective, successful communicators.

Methodologies Include:

  • Hanen® program for children with language delays
  • Hanen® program for children with autism or social communication difficulties
  • Nancy Kaufman Early Intervention Approach for Apraxia of Speech®
  • Linda Mood Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing® for language and reading comprehension
  • Lindcombe Program of Early Stuttering Prevention®
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  • Marcia Garcia Winner Social Thinking® for initiation, listening, abstract/inferential thinking, understanding perspective, getting the big picture, and human relatedness.
  • Minimal Pairs Therapy® for phonological disorders
  • Natural Language Acquisition in Autism: Echolalia to Self-Generated Language
  • Wilson Fundations Reading System® curriculum

*Anna is mindful that there's no "one size fits all" approach to therapy. The child's individual needs, strengths, and interests drive therapy sessions.

Anna Rooney, MHS, SLP-CCC/L, is a licensed speech-language pathologist who holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. She has a Master of Health Sciences Degree from Governors State University. Anna completed the WRS Introductory Workshop Provides, which provides the background knowledge, practice, and guidance needed to begin teaching the Wilson Reading System curriculum effectively. The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) has included Anna in its online directory of speech-language pathologists with a high level of experience and skill in treating children with apraxia of speech.

Certified in Hanen It Takes Two to Talk® for parents of children with Language Delays and Hanen More Than Words® for Parents of Children with Autism or Social Communication Difficulties.

Anna has over 18 years of experience providing speech-language therapy to children with a variety of diagnoses, including but not limited to articulation disorder, autism spectrum disorder, childhood apraxia of speech, speech-language delay, early childhood stuttering disorders, expressive language disorder, receptive language disorder, mixed receptive-expressive language disorder, and social communication disorders. Anna has undergone developmental diagnostic evaluations at Erikson Institute, Center for Children & Families in Chicago, IL.

Anna's therapeutic approach is family-centered and supportive; she creates a partnership with parents, teachers, and caregivers. Therapy is individualized and builds upon the student's strengths and interests. In the child's natural environment, Anna can better identify communication challenges and help implement effective strategies that can be used throughout the week. Anna uses multi-sensory strategies to help children learn better. She uses visual, tactile, auditory, and kinesthetic cues to help children with different learning styles. Anna encourages children to be invested in their progress and feel positive about themselves.

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