The Parkwood Clinic Mission
We believe communication is a basic human right. With communication comes confidence. We provide the tools to empower children to find their “voice”
The Parkwood Clinic Model
Data Driven Therapy
Therapy in most clinics is subjective and not tracked from session to session. At Parkwood Clinic, we take data every session and allow the analyzed data to drive the direction of session. We make it a point to work on every goal, every session. Studies have found that repetition is the key to progress. Parkwood Clinic’s data driven and repetitious nature allows for visible progress both in sessions and in a child’s natural environment
Based on the results of the initial assessment, your child will participate in a brief series of diagnostic treatment sessions. Durring this time standardized and non-standardized assessment tools, unstructured play, and parent input will be utilized to create a unique treatment plan for your child. Functional, measurable goals will be developed to target your child’s communication needs. Research-based treatment techniques and data collection are used in each session in ored to document your child’s progress.
Based on your requests and the information gathered during our initial phone conversation, we determine if an assessment is needed and the specific areas of communication that should be evaluated. The initial assessment at the Parkwood Clinic usually consists of an interview with the parent and observation of the child’s speech and language skills in action.
Following the screening, we set up a brief period of diagnostic therapy, where we determine your child’s learning profile. We use formal and informal assessment measures to capture your child’s strengths and challenges. We are also able to complete hearing screenings at this time.
Individualized Treatment Plans
Based on your child’s learning profile we will make a treatment plan that targets areas of improvement. Treatment programs contain specific goals written for a short term (three-month) time frame. Because your child’s strengths and weaknesses are unique, no two treatment plans are the same.
Treatment plans are designed to improve speech or language delays due to:
- Articulation and Phonological Delays/Disorders
- Auditory Processing/Comprehension Disorders
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Augmentative Alternative Communication
- Developmental Apraxia/Dyspraxia
- Language Delay/Disorder
- Oral Motor Dysfunction
- Pragmatic/Social Language Disorders
- Reading Disorders
- Swallowing Disorders
- Voice Disorders
Enjoyable Treatment Sessions
The Parkwood Clinic believes that learning should be a fun and enjoyable experience. Your child learns and grows best in a rich environment of positive reinforcement and one-on-one interaction.
Our therapy sessions are 30, 45, 60, or 90 minutes long. The treatment sessions are goal driven and data based to clearly track your child’s improvement and changes in their learning pattern. We use a variety of state-of-the-art technology, toys, and activities to achieve this teaching model.
Caregivers are welcome to observe and participate or at the very least join the child and therapist at the end of the session to allow for sharing about the progression of treatment.
At the Parkwood Clinic, collecting and analyzing data is an essential component of our intervention model. Tracking data allows us to see trends in your child’s learning pattern and positive treatment outcomes. At our clinic, data is collected daily, and transferred into graphs so you can see your child’s learning pattern on paper.
Clinicians and caregivers meet quarterly at progress meetings to go over treatment plans, look at graphs, and discuss your child’s path to success. We welcome collaboration with educators and other disciplines to see the greatest generalization of treatment outcomes across settings.
Caregivers are invited to learn more about how to help their child be a successful communicator at home through 1:1 parent training. We draw from the curriculum of the Hanen Program® during individual caregiver consultations.
Caregivers are also encouraged to attend our free quarterly in-services for ideas on blending emergent literacy skills and language acquisition opportunities into natural environments at home and at school.
Speech-Language Pathologists at The Parkwood Clinic
Speech-Language Pathologists at the Parkwood Clinic are state licensed and nationally certified professionals through the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). All of our clinicians possess Masters Degrees from professionally accredited universities. Our clinicians have passed national board credentials and completed clinical fellowships in compliance with national certification. Our clinicians are committed to keeping up with current research and evidence based treatment through continuing education opportunities.
Meet the team
M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist
Ashley pursued her career in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Arizona, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences. After an interim position in the public school system, she went on to receive a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Washington. Ashley accepted an internship at New Orleans (NOLA) Children’s Hospital, where she assessed and treated patients with traumatic brain injuries, developmental disabilities, neuromuscular diseases, and other congenital and acquired disabling conditions. Moving west to San Francisco, Ashley furthered her career at SPEECH, Inc., a leading pediatric clinic in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Working in the private setting, Ashley honed her skills in neurogenic communication disorders, motor speech disorders, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Ashley’s professional interests have led to positions in the medical, educational, home-base, early intervention, and private practice setting. In May 2012, Ashley traveled to Africa, where she provided educational outreach and consultation to elementary schools in northern Botswana. Her expertise in dyslexia led to an international clinical opportunity in Dublin, Ireland during the summer of 2012.
Ashley holds a certificate of clinical competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). She also holds a professional license in both California and Oregon. Ashley is clinically trained in oral placement and motor planning techniques; specifically PROMPT© (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Targets). Ashley is also certified to lead the Hanen Program®: It Takes Two to Talk, training parents to implement strategies to help stimulate speech and language development with their children.
M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist, Intake Coordinator
Kegan attended California State University, Chico and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders. In two more years, she received her Master’s of Science from the Communication Disorders and Sciences program at the University of Oregon. Kegan’s Graduate studies included internships in both school based and medical settings, allowing Kegan to explore her passion for working with children and adults alike. Kegan accepted an SLP position in the Vancouver Public Schools, serving an elementary school and the on site Special Education preschool.
Working primarily with 3-5 year old children with multiple disabilities, including developmental delays, Autism, Down Syndrome, articulation/phonological disorders, language disorders, and global delays, Kegan collaborates with classroom teachers, para-professionals, PT’s, and OT’s in order to promote and facilitate a language rich environment for every student. Kegan received her certificate of clinical competence (CCC) from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and holds an ESA teaching license in Washington as well as a professional license in Oregon.
The Clinicians at the Parkwood Clinic are passionate in their support for both early intervention services and community outreach. The Parkwood Clinic’s philanthropic framework empowers families through parent-education seminars and free speech, language, and hearing screenings for children from lower socio-economic backgrounds. Our clinicians strive to deliver the highest level of therapeutic services, as well as empower the community through educational opportunities.
Keely D. Mohr
M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist
Keely pursued a career in Speech-Language Pathology after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. She went on to pursue a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. Keely gained medical experience when she accepted an internship at Randall’s Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon where she evaluated and treated children and babies with traumatic brain injuries, swallowing disorders, developmental disabilities, and language disorders in an acute care and inpatient rehabilitation environment. Keely expanded her experience to work in the West Linn public schools assessing and providing intervention for school-aged children with a variety of language and developmental disorders. She also has experience working with adults with traumatic brain injuries on site at an independent living facility in Portland, Oregon.
While working in the private sector, Keely has focused her expertise in areas including auditory processing and discrimination, auditory memory, behavioral management, motor speech disorders, and auditory comprehension skills. Keely enjoys collaborating with other professionals including Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, para-professionals, and classroom teachers in order to provide a comprehensive treatment approach that incorporates an inter-professional team. She specializes in childhood feeding challenges and holds a certificate in Sensory Oral Sequential (SOS) approach for children with sensory-processing feeding difficulties. Keely holds a certificate in clinical competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).
M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist
Nikki pursued a career in Speech- Language Pathology after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from University of Delaware. She went on to complete her post baccalaureate work at West Chester University in Pennsylvania and within a year, was accepted to pursue a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. With Williamette Educational Service District in a preschool for children with hearing loss, Nikki worked assessing speech and language skills as well as building auditory processing skills and maintaining listening technologies daily. At Tucker Maxon School, Nikki worked with children from preschool through fifth grade with hearing loss on literacy development, auditory comprehension, speech and language development and pragmatic skills.
Working within the private sector, Nikki is honing her skill development and expertise to include social skills and playgroup facilitation, auditory processing and discrimination, auditory memory and auditory comprehension. Nikki also specializes in working with adult clients with cognitive communication challenges. Nikki holds a certificate in clinical competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is actively involved in local committees within the Portland Metro Area; currently she sits on the Oregon Speech-Language and Hearing Association (OSHA) Board as the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Representative and on the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Advisory Committee.