Emily Mashburn, M.S.Ed CCC-SLP pairs with interpreter, Alma Gaeta, to provide Spanish interpreted speech-language evaluations at Play Works. Emily has worked in multicultural and diverse populations for over 6 years, giving her the experience and passion to provide culturally responsive services to families here in the Gorge.
Via parent interview, case history review, and direct interaction with your child, Emily evaluates and develops a treatment plan to best meet the needs of your family. Emily will work directly with your child and help your family learn strategies you can implement in your home to promote speech and language development. If speech-language therapy is deemed appropriate, it is recommended that your family continues to talk to your child in the language you are most comfortable with. Research has shown that many children with delayed speech and language skills growing and learning in a dual language environment go on to develop new communication skills in both languages.
Signs of speech and language disorders can be seen as early as infancy. To learn more about these signs, Spanish resources can be found on our website at http://www.gorgeplayworks.com/helpful-resources/. If you have concerns about the speech and language or feeding development of your child or are not sure whether an evaluation is right for your child, you may contact your child’s primary care physician, give us a call, or email Emily at email@example.com to find out more.