25 years of experience in both educational and clinical settings, Dr. Susan Pike has served as a special education classroom teacher for language-learning impaired children.
Dr. Susan Pike is a licensed, pediatric speech-language pathologist with certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is the author of Talk Me Into It: Preparing Children for School Success Through Language, published by Xlibris Corporation, and TopicTalk® A Conversation Card Game, published by Super Duper Publications.
As many as half of all “late talkers” have persisting language weaknesses that may impact later academic performance.
A child may be bright and have lots of ideas to communicate, but can get frustrated if others can’t understand his speech.
We offer a series of very specific exercises designed to retrain and normalize the position and movements of the mouth.
Speakers of English as a second language my have a strong accent pattern that can interfere with effective communication.
Some young children display normal developmental disfluency, while others may have more difficulty and require intervention.
After establishing in the introduction that language skills are important for school success and that input matters, Talk Me Into It answers the question: How can we provide the best stimulation possible for language development to occur? Using her more than twenty-five years of experience as a speech-language pathologist and early childhood educator, the author informs and assists readers in making the most of their interactions with their young children.
Topic Talk™ Conversation Card Game is a fun way to help students begin a conversation about a certain topic, ask/answer questions about the topic, make comments to extend the topic and/or maintain the topic for a specific period of time. Similar to the game of UNO, the goal of the game is to be the first player to get rid of all his/her cards.
In 2019 and 2020, Dr. Susan Pike was awarded the Best Of: Speech Therapist in TownVibe magazine. TownVibe is a leading publisher of high-quality lifestyle magazines for Bedford, Berkshires, Fairfield, Litchfield, Norwalk, Ridgefield, and Wilton.
“Susan Pike has been a godsend to my family. We started with speech services for my oldest son, five years ago, at another speech pathologist, for tongue thrusting and lisping. They told me that he would need years of therapy and even then, the problem might not be solved. After two years of treatment with no results and a lot of research, I was told by my orthodontist to contact Dr. Pike. My son looked forward to his sessions and both his tongue thrust and lisp were fixed in about six months! Now my middle son sees Dr. Pike for his lisp and she is working her wonders as usual! My youngest has a stutter and will soon be evaluated by her as well. I also have never had trouble submitting her bills to insurance which is great!”