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Speech-Language Pathologist in Damascus, MD

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Nancy Thorner, MA, CCC

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Nancy Thorner
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This is a sole-practitioner practice, which provides the highest level of individual evaluation and treatment and close family involvement. Being a sole practitioner enables me to tailor treatment needs to each individual and their family and provide a caring, home-based approach to treatment. The emphasis of this practice is early identification and treatment for children who are at high-risk for speech-language delay or disorder as well as developmental articulation and language disorders. Early identification and treatment of speech and language disorders is the emphasis of this practice to help prevent future problems with behavior, learning/academic performance, reading and writing.

Childhood Disorders treated include childhood oral-motor disorders, apraxia of speech, delayed/disordered speech and language development, fluency disorders, phonemic awareness disorders and language/learning disorders including auditory processing impairments.
Bio
I have been a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist since 1980 and have worked in a variety of settings which have included the public school system, hospital inpatient and outpatient settings, private practice and homehealth settings. I have extensive experience as both a therapist as well as manager of communication disorders and rehabilitation programs. My experience includes evaluation and treatment of children with varying medical and communication diagnoses.

I began my career in Los Angeles and have resided in Damascus, Maryland since November of 2000. I started my Maryland practice in 2003.
Practice Areas
 Speech / Language / Hearing  Developmental Delays  Speech Sound Disorders
 Apraxia  Language-Based Learning Disabilities  Stuttering
 Autism Spectrum Disorders  Motor Speech Disorders  Voice Disorders
 Child Speech/Language Disorders
Certifications
 ASHA Certified Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP)  Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (State)
Education/Training
BA with honors in Linguistics, UCLA
MA in Communication Disorders California State University, Northridge
Therapist in pubic school setting
Therapist in Medical/Hospital in-patient and outpatient settings
Manager of Communication Disorders Department in hospital settings (inpatient and outpatient)
Manager of Speech in Skilled Nursing Setting
Memberships
Member of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Licensed by the State of Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene/Maryland State Board of Speech-Language Pathologists
Other Languages
Spanish
Payments Accepted
Cash,Check
Hours:9:00-2:00 M-F
License:#4109, Maryland
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Recommendations
terry lewis. 8/8/2011
Nancy worked with my 5 year old son, and engaged him in the process of learning to speak correctly. He tends to be resistant, but seemed to enjoy the games and things they did during their sessions. Best of all, he was motivated and his speech improved! She was communicative and available.
Laura S.. 7/28/2011
We have been using Nancy Thorner's speech therapy services with my son for several years now. She is very good at what she does and helps us as parents know how to best help our child with his speech issues. She is very kind and my son feels right at home with her. We would definitely recommend her!