Ann E. Helmer shares her 20 years of clinical experience with the clients and therapists of Chatty Child. Ann is an engaging and dynamic therapist who combines her clinical knowledge with research in best practices to design individualized programs to manage clients with speech, language, literacy and feeding needs ranging from the toddler months of age through the adolescent years.
Ann enjoys working with children of all ages. She has conducted numerous evaluations and successful treatment programs with children experiencing difficulties with: apraxia of speech, phonological disorders, expressive and receptive language development, executive functions, articulation, cleft palate, ADHD, feeding, sensory integration disorders, autism spectrum, non-verbal learning disorder, selective mutism, learning disabilities, gifted-learning disabled, auditory processing, voice, and social skills development. Regardless of your child’s goals, Ann works to obtain engagement and trust with her clients as the first steps to promoting a reliable and respectful therapeutic relationship. Use of play, laughter, and development of humor and positive self esteem are central to keeping motivation and interest level high throughout supported learning experiences.
She obtained experience working in the public school system for 4 years as both a classroom teacher and a classroom based interventionist. She is familiar with grade level expectations from pre-school through the junior high level. Ann enjoys the challenge of finding materials that reflect a student’s classroom curriculum and interests to provide the most integrated basis for teaching language comprehension and expression.
Ann E. Helmer graduated with honors, University of Kansas Medical Center with a Masters of Arts in Speech Language Pathology and a Minor in Education. Ann is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist and Teacher of Speech and Hearing Disabled Students, State of New York. She is also a former clinical supervisor and adjunct professor for Long Island University graduate program. Ann has intermediate level spanish skills and is a certified Level 1 Hatha Yoga Teacher. She is also Level 1 PROMPT trained and Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program for Reading, Spelling and Speech (LiPS) certified.