Sommer L. Asay
Sommer Asay is nationally certified and recognized as an ACE Award holder for competence in continuing education by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She has focused her practice on children and young adults who are coping with a wide range of developmental and cognitive communication issues.
Miss Sommer develops her treatment plan using research-based intervention methods effective in improving social communication, articulation, and receptive-expressive language issues.
PROMPT: Use of tactile-kinesthetic input in the clinical treatment of motor disorders including speech articulation, apraxia of speech, tongue thrust, and dysarthria.
Beckman Technique: Protocol for working with children with oral/motor feeding problems.
Kaufman Speech Protocol: Designed for children with apraxia of speech.
Visualizing & Verbalizing: Develops concept imagery—the ability to create an imagined or imaged gestalt from language—as a basis for comprehension and higher order thinking. The development of concept imagery improves reading and listening comprehension, memory, oral vocabulary, critical thinking, and writing.