Speech-Language Pathologist in Scottsdale, AZ

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Dr. Lynne Remson, Board Certified Stuttering Specialist, LLC

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Did you know that around 20% of preschoolers stutter at some point? Most of them establish fluent speech without any special help, but about 20-25% of them continue to stutter throughout their lives.

I am an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist serving Scottsdale and the greater Phoenix area. I specialize in treating individuals who stutter across the life span and am a Board Certified Specialist in fluency disorders. Seeing your toddler or preschooler begin to stutter can be a scary experience for a parent. While some children will naturally "outgrow" early childhood disfluency, we are not able to predict which children might continue to be persistent stutterers. Risk factors such as how old the child is when he began to stutter, how long he has been stuttering, and being a boy can all influence the outcome. There is much that can be done to reverse stuttering in the early years by helping parents learn tools for facilitating fluency and for minimizing fluency disruptors. Therapy for school-aged children, including those in the early grades, is direct and usually involves dealing with the uncomfortable feelings about talking and stuttering that develop in addition to the stuttered speech itself. Therapy for adults, including those of retirement age, usually focuses on identifying and addressing quality of life issues and/or specific communication goals, such as managing a job interview, improving social communication, or giving a presentation.

Cluttering is another fluency disorder that can make speech difficult. People who clutter seem to talk too fast. They sometimes "slur" their words, and they may have too many pauses or hesitations in their speech. They may start a sentence three or more different ways before they finally stick it out to the end. Their speech can be hard to understand or to follow even though they are able to produce all the speech sounds accurately. Most people who clutter also stutter, but not all. Therapy for cluttering involves identifying the factors that interfere with speech and learning new patterns.

I am also dedicated to working with school-aged children with language-based learning disorders such as Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, and Auditory Processing Disorders (APD) as well as related disorders such as ADD/ADHD. Reading and writing use the same base knowledge of word learning, syntax, and narrative as speaking and listening. Often, children who struggle with reading and writing were slow to start talking or had speech that was hard to understand. Working with both modalities--oral and written language--improves the basic language system and results in more fluent oral reading, better comprehension, more interesting conversations, and better organized stories and reports. Therapy involves all of these modalities to address difficulties with phonological awareness, spelling, sentence structure, and story organization.

In addition to providing evaluations and therapy in my private practice, I also conduct Independent Educational Evaluations. I am a frequent presenter at national and state conferences and conventions as well as school districts, private practices, and mothers' groups! Please contact me for more information about these services.
I have been serving the Scottsdale and Phoenix areas as a speech-language pathologist in private practice for the last 15 years. I have been board certified in stuttering for the last 20 years and my practice focuses on children and adults who stutter. I also have over 30 years of experience diagnosing and treating students with language-based learning disorders.

I have worked in various school districts as an SLP and as a speech-language evaluator for over 20 years. I served as a Regional Coordinator for Special Education with the Louisiana Dept of Ed. I have been an Associate Clinical Professor and research associate at ASU for 10 years. I was also an Assistant Professor at Cal State Univ in Los Angeles for 2 years and a visiting professor at NAU for a total of 6 semesters. In these settings, I taught classes in stuttering and other fluency disorders, language development, language disorders in childhood, and written language development and intervention.

I believe that giving back to the community is important. For this reason, I was the Chairman and Recording Secretary for the Speech snd Hearing Professionals division in the Office of Special Licensing with the AZ Dept of Health Services. This group was responsible for advising DHS regarding matters related to state licensure for speech-language pathologists and assistants. I was the co-founder and co-leader for the local youth chapter of the National Stuttering Association (NSA) and chairman of the Professional Relations Committee while on the Board of Directors of the NSA.
Practice Areas
 Speech-Language Therapy  Language-Based Learning Disabilities
 Adult Speech/Language Disorders  Learning Disabilities
 Child Speech/Language Disorders  Stuttering
 ASHA Certified Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP)  Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (State)
PhD 2004 Arizona State University in Language and Literacy
Awarded a Regents Scholarship

MS. University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Communicative Disorders
Awarded a Language-Learning Disabilities Traineeship

BA. University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Speech and Hearing Therapy and General Speech Education
Awarded a USL Foundation Scholarship

2001 Member of the initial cadre of Board Certified Specialists in Fluency
Obtained 6 ASHA ACE awards for continuing education
2004 completed Lidcombe training for early intervention in stuttering
2011 completed Western Workshop: Treating Children and Adolescents Who Stutter (Stuttering Foundation)
2021 completed 8 week training in using the Transcending Stuttering framework for adolescents and adults
2017 completed intensive training boot camp in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
2021 completed training program in ACT with adolescents
American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Lifetime member
Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ArSHA)
American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders (ABFFD) Lifetime member
National Council of Teachers of English
Network of Arizona Stuttering Therapists
Oklahoma Affiliates for Knowledge of Stuttering (OAKS)
American Dyslexia Association
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