Speech-Language Pathologist in Fort Worth, TX

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Talking Tadpoles, LLC

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Pediatric speech, language, and feeding therapy
Talking Tadpoles is a pediatric speech therapy practice that offers a full range of services for communication and feeding difficulties for children birth through 21 years of age in
Fort Worth, Lake Worth, Eagle Mountain, Saginaw, Azle, White Settlement, and surrounding areas.

Talking Tadpoles' therapists partner with the family and child to create and provide an effective, individualized therapy plan to best meet the needs of each child. Functional progress is achieved through the use of evidence-based, child-focused treatment. Family participation is welcomed and encouraged throughout therapy.

Our licensed and certified speech-language pathologists can address deficits related to:
Articulation (pronouncing sounds correctly)
Receptive Language (ability to understand spoken words/sentences)
Expressive Langauge (ability to express meaning through words/sentences)
Fluency (stuttering or cluttering disorder)
Dysphagia (a swallowing disorder)
Feeding with or without oral motor delays
Pragmatics (social use of language with different partners)
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Auditory Processing
Apraxia of Speech (difficulty with voluntary positioning and sequence for speech)

We offer specialized therapeutic services to address difficulties related to feeding, speech, and language skills. These challenges may be the result of a range of diagnoses including:
Developmental Delay,
Intellecutal Disability,
Down Syndrome,
Cerebral palsy,
Cleft Palate,
Hearing Impairment, or
Genetic Syndromes

Speech therapy can help children develop skills needed for communication with their peers and families.

We also offer the following therapy services
​Speech and Language Evaluation - A speech and language evaluation is a review of previous records, patient history, formalized testing (for up to two hours), administration of informal measures (including language sample as necessary), and a written report with scoring, interpretation, additional analyses, and recommendations. Recommendations may incorporate a treatment plan and home program. Review of the report with parent is also included. An evaluation may extend to two separate sessions depending on the nature of the difficulties for your child.

Feeding Evaluation - A feeding evaluation incorporates a review of previous records, patient history, feeding trials, and a written report with interpretation of observation, results, and recommendations. Recommendations may incorporate a treatment plan and home program. Review of the report with the caregiver is also included. During a feeding evaluation, further speech and language assessment may be recommended if determined necessary.

Individual Therapy - A therapist will meet with your child a specified number of times a week for 30-45 minutes to implement their treatment plan, based on evaluation recommendations. Therapists will consult with you after each session to report progress during the session, describe any challenges encountered, and provide suggestions as part of their home program and family education. Caregivers are encouraged to ask questions so that they can remain partners in fulfilling their child's communicative goals.

Individual therapy incorporates the use of individualized, evidence-based methods and strategies to facilitate attainment of long term and short term goals. Home programs and strategies are utilized as part of the treatment plan to assist in stabilizing and generalizing skills.

Screenings - A screening is an informal observation to help determine if a more comprehensive evaluation is necessary. Screenings typically last 15 minutes and involve an observation and a brief parent interview with recommendations. There are no written reports following a screening. Screenings can be scheduled individually or for childcare or daycare facilities.
Talking Tadpoles was founded by Juli I. in 2016. Juli I. is a bilingual Spanish-English Speech-Language Pathologist who is licensed by the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She received her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology with a bilingual emphasis in 2012 from Texas Christian University. Juli has worked in a variety of settings such as the public schools, outpatient clinic, home health, and the univserity clinic. She has experience evaluating and treating communication difficulties secondary to developmental disorders (i.e, autism, developmental delay), genetic syndromes, hearing loss, attention deficit disorder, learning disability, and intellectual disability in monolingual (English and/or Spanish) and bilingual populations.

Juli has completed additional training in the area of fluency, feeding, autism, speech sound disorders and language disorders through:

Lidcombe Program of Early Stuttering Intervention
the SCERTS (Social Communication, Emotional Regulation, Transactional Support) Model,
Picture Exchange Communication System,
Language Acquisition through Motor Planning,
PROMPTs for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT),
Beckman Oral-Motor Protocol, and
Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding.

In 2015, Julissa received her first ACE award. The ACE is awarded by ASHA to Speech-Language Pathologists who have demonstrated a commitment to lifelong learning by earning more than 70 continuing education hours in six months.
Practice Areas
 Speech-Language Therapy  Cochlear Implants  Motor Speech Disorders
 Accent Reduction  Developmental Delays  Selective Mutism
 Apraxia  English as a Second Language  Speech Sound Disorders
 Autism Spectrum Disorders  Language-Based Learning Disabilities  Stuttering
 Child Speech/Language Disorders  Learning Disabilities  Swallowing Difficulties / Dysphagia
 ASHA Certified Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP)  Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (State)
Master's of Science in Speech-Language Pathology with a Bilingual Emphasis from Texas Christian University
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology
Additional certifications and specializations post grad (see Biography above)
American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
Texas Speech-Language Hearing Association (TSHA)
Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Other Languages
Payments Accepted
Commercial insurance (including blue cross blue shield of texas, united healthcare, and tricare) medicaid (amerigroup, tmhp [pending], cook children's [pending]) credit card (discover, visa, mastercard), cash or check.
Hours:M-f 8:00am - 6:30pm
Cost/Session:Call for specific pricing information
License:TX 107723
8101 Boat Club Rd..
Suite 160
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