Does your child struggle to share their thoughts and needs? Is it hard to follow your child in a conversation? Learn tips for supporting your child with a language disorder or delay at home. Our guest is speech-language pathologist and Board Certified Language Specialist, Melissa Jakubowitz of elivenow.com.
Melissa Jakubowitz is the CEO/Founder of əLiveNow which is developing a platform for SLPs to provide telepractice services. She also consults with schools and private practices regarding teletherapy. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Child Language, spending most of her career working with preschool through high school age students. Melissa has extensive administrative experience running a multi-office practice and leading the clinical department at a large telepractice company prior to starting her current company, əLiveNow.
Melissa has served on many committees and boards at ASHA and was president of CSHA after serving on the CSHA Board for many years. She is the mother of two grown children. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling and meeting up with friends.
Crystal Sanford, M.Ed., M.A. CCC-SLP
Crystal is the president and director of Sanford Autism Consulting, a consulting practice offering IEP advocacy and parent empowerment classes for fellow special needs families throughout the U.S. Crystal specializes in supporting families impacted by Autism, as well as other unique challenges such as learning disabilities and ADHD. To learn more about assistance in advocating for the special education your child deserves, contact Crystal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About the Thriving Special Families Podcast...
Thriving Special Families is the perfect podcast for special needs families...especially those impacted by Autism. Join us for insight, humor, and hope along your special needs journey. Our host, Crystal Sanford, M.Ed., M.A. CCC-SLP, interviews experts, community members, caregivers, and other special needs allies. She also shares from her experiences as an Autism parent, speech pathologist, and educational advocate. This is our podcast special needs families...let's thrive!!