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Bear Tracks Pediatric Therapies helps children through Speech-Language therapy and feeding therapy. We are as devoted to our patients as a bear is to her cubs – we are trekking together towards an enabled and successful future.

Bear Tracks Pediatric Therapies helps children through Speech-Language therapy and feeding therapy. We are as devoted to our patients as a bear is to her cubs – we are trekking together towards an enabled and successful future.


Mission

The mission of BTPT is to use clinically proven therapies to support our patients on their journey through life. We want to equip our patients with the awareness and tools they need to be empowered and successful.

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About the Practice

BTPT is devoted to our cubs – I mean clients! We welcome the entire family to participate in sessions, including parents, caretakers, and siblings.

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Initiating Service

New clients can reach out to us online or by phone. We offer in-office, in-home, and teletherapy appointment options. Schedule a free phone consultation today!

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ASHA Certified Therapist Karin Sudlow M.S. CCC-SLP

Karin has an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from a top-rated program at Rush University. She has more than 18 years of experience as a pediatric therapist and specializes in Early Intervention, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Articulation and Phonology, and Feeding Therapy. She is the founder and owner of BTPT.


ASHA Certified Therapist Karin Sudlow M.S. CCC-SLP

Karin has an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from a top-rated program at Rush University. She has more than 18 years of experience as a pediatric therapist and specializes in Early Intervention, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Articulation and Phonology, and Feeding Therapy. She is the founder and owner of BTPT.

Our Services

Bear Tracks Pediatric Therapies specializes in treating children with the following diagnoses:

Autism Spectrum

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a group of developmental disorders. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIH), ASD includes a wide range, “a spectrum,” of symptoms, skills, and levels of disability.

Apraxia of Speech

A speech motor programming/planning deficit. Our speech-language pathologist is experienced with CAS treat children with this diagnosis and diagnose as applicable.

Language Disorder

A speech-language pathologist can use specific tests for diagnosing stuttering, and ruling out normal dysfluency, as well as ruling out other conditions.

Developmental Delays

Developmental disabilities; also known as delays that children don’t outgrow without assistance. Progress is made with patients in therapy. Note that developmental delays aren’t the same as learning disabilities, but often make learning more difficult.


Oral Motor

Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) refers to a speech disorder that presents as disrupted speech motor control. There is no weakness, paralysis or paresis of the speech mechanism. A speech-language pathologist who is trained and experienced with CAS can diagnose and treat children with this speech motor programming/planning deficit.

Feeding

Children who are recommended for feeding therapy usually have difficulty consuming enough calories to adequately sustain nutrition. Some children, especially those with more complex feeding disorders, may choke, gag, cough, or vomit before, during or after eating. Food and liquid refusals are common. Children with feeding disorders are treated using various approaches.

Articulation

An articulation disorder means a child has trouble making particular speech sounds that should be correctly produced for the child’s age. Every sound has a different range of ages when the child should make the sound correctly. Sounds may be left off, substituted, added or changed. The term “articulation disorder” is intended to emphasize that speech is a motor activity.

Dysarthria

A speech disorder caused by muscle weakness. It can make it hard for you to talk. People may have trouble understanding what you say. Speech-language pathologists, or SLPs, can help.

How will a speech language pathologist help my child?

An expressive language disorder occurs when a child cannot use gestures, make environmental sounds, say words, put words together, answer questions, tell about an event, tell a story, learn songs and rhymes, or use correct pronouns. Through speech language therapy our patients interact with these challenges and work to overcome them in a supportive, success-oriented environment.

Tips on Feeding

Children who are recommended for feeding therapy usually have difficulty consuming enough calories to adequately sustain nutrition. Some children, especially those with more complex feeding disorders, may choke, gag, cough, or vomit before, during or after eating. Food and liquid refusals are common. Children with feeding disorders are treated using various approaches. Read more

Autism Treatment

Having your kid diagnosed with Autism disorder is difficult to comprehend. Embark with us on a journey to ensure a happy and social future for your child! Read more

Stuttering Therapy

Most treatment programs are “behavioral.” They are designed to teach the child to speak more fluently, or to modify their stuttering. A mix of both approaches is beneficial for most children who stutter. For older children, stuttering modification tools such as preparatory sets, pull outs and cancellations are often effectively utilized. At Bear Tracks Pediatric Therapies, both fluency shaping/enhancing and stuttering modification tools are used depending on the individual’s response. Read more


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