A child on the Autism Spectrum is often complicated for parents and caregivers. The reality is that most families don’t know how to help their children develop their language skills.
Since families are always more worried about their children than with their own lives, they tend to feel isolated. After all, simply going out to dinner, run an errand, or go to the store can be incredibly stressful.
With this in mind, we decided to reach out to one of the best speech therapy private practices for this – the RW Language Therapy and Consulting for a quick interview.
What makes your practice unique? How do you solve your client’s problems?
I am a Speech-Language Therapist with 34 years of experience who recently retired and developed my own business called RW LANGUAGE THERAPY AND CONSULTING – Specializing in Autism, Family Support, and Coaching. My purpose in life is to empower and support parents, caregivers, and families to know how to help expand their child’s functional communication and social language skills at home. I am a Certified Autism Specialist and am certified to train parents and caregivers with Hanen Centre’s More Than Words 8 week functional communication and social language program. My goal is to help parents and caregivers develop knowledge, confidence, and understanding to connect with their child on the Autism Spectrum or with significant language delays.
Development of language and social skills in the early years are vital for the future academic success of children. It’s vital for parents and caregivers to have practical, user-friendly resources to help them understand how to promote their child’s language and literacy development
What do you like most about being a Speech Pathologist?
Being able to change the lives of young children on the Autism Spectrum or having social-communication needs to better and more effectively communicate, one family at a time.
How do you involve Care Partners / families in therapy?
My passion is working with parents, caregivers, families, and educators to provide customized language therapy coaching sessions and group classes. We chat online via Zoom to help you learn more effective ways to interact with your child. Parents, caregivers and educators learn how to incorporate functional communication and social language skills strategies into everyday routines and activities.
Family involvement is critical to children’s success in school and in life. This begins at home with the interactions between a parent or caregiver and a child. My goal is to empower parents and caregivers with knowledge as they are a child’s FIRST and MOST IMPORTANT teacher.
Located in St. Louis, Missouri, the RW Language Therapy and Consulting was founded by Robyn Weilbacher who is an award-winning Speech-Language Therapist of the 2020 Special School District Lasting Impression Award.
With a extensive experience working with children ages 2-6 years old, she quickly realized that this was what she loved to do, and opened her speech therapy private practice.