My brain, which is much like yours, knows what it wants and how to make that clear. My body, which is much like a drunken, almost six foot toddler, resists.

– GORDY, GKTC CLIENT

Our Story

Growing Kids Therapy Center is dedicated to teaching non-speaking, minimally speaking and unreliably speaking individuals how to Spell to Communicate (S2C). The staff at GKTC is a combination of the disciplines of speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, and education who meet the needs of our clients with motor and sensory differences. We believe that communication and motor control leads to autonomy, independence and inclusion.

SPELLING TO COMMUNICATE

What is Spelling to Communicate?

Spelling to Communicate teaches individuals with motor challenges the purposeful motor skills necessary to point to letters to spell as an alternative means of communication (AAC). The goal is to achieve synchrony between the brain and body. Skilled and rigorously trained communication partners teach purposeful motor skills using a hierarchy of verbal and gestural prompts. As motor skills improve through consistent practice, students progress from pointing to letters on letterboards to spell to typing on a keyboard. Accordingly, communication moves from concrete to abstract as motor skills progress.

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Our Team

Elizabeth-Vosseller

ELIZABETH VOSSELLER

Director
Speech Language Pathologist and Education Specialist
Jeanne-Vosseller

JEANNE SCHMECHT VOSSELLER

Practice Manager
Meghann-Parkinson

MEGHANN PARKINSON

Educator
Karen-Dorula

KAREN DORULA

Occupational Therapist
Janine-Caguicla

JANINE ABALOS

Educator
Blair-Gilker

BLAIR GILKER

Office Manager
Roxy-Cuadra

ROXY CUADRA

Educator

"Some of the most dedicated, loving, and intelligent professionals I've ever seen! This place is a rare gem."

Michele K., Georgia

"We've had the best experience with the whole bunch at GKTC! Everyone there is so committed to each person who walks through their door. When I'm there they are fully focused on my little one and me. I've never been to any other therapist that gave us so much coaching and HOPE. Our family is completely transformed."

Tammy K., Virginia

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