Sue Drouin M.S., CCC-SLP is a MA & NH licensed, ASHA certified speech and language pathologist in the field for 29 years. Sue has operated a full time private practice, CommuniK-9, Inc. since 1994 focusing on providing intensive and individualized home, school and community based speech and language therapy, evaluations, and consultations to students, families and educational staff from infants to transitioning young adults. Her areas of expertise include severe special needs, augmentative-alternative communication, apraxia of speech, developmental disabilities, social-pragmatic disorders, specific language impairments, assistive and iDevice technologies.
Sue considers herself a lifetime learner and keeps her knowledge up to date with the most current treatments, methodologies and best practices for a large variety of communication, language and social disorders, ensuring the best treatment outcomes for her clients. Sue has been awarded the ACE Award from ASHA for Continuing Education four times and welcomes the opportunity to share her knowledge with others via workshops and personalized consultation and training.
Sue is a passionate and animated therapist who believes in a family-centered treatment approach where children experience genuine success and look forward to spending time with her. Her therapy is rich with vocabulary, current events, functional activities and personally relevant themes, materials and visuals. Sue works in conjunction with special education teams to implement student’s IEP’s in meaningful ways, across settings, promising the greatest generalization of skills.
In 2005, Sue expanded her practice to include Pet Assisted therapy. Sue's therapy sessions are enhanced when her dogs Lily or Surprise or her cats Special Ed or Truffle join a therapy session. Sue provides educational information about safe canine practices (how to properly greet) and draws parallels for even her most impaired learners between our use of nonverbal language skills and a dog or cat’s nonverbal skills (body language). Sue considers herself tremendously fortunate to be able to combine her two passions in such a unique venue.
Sue is equally at skilled at providing hands on training to school staff in the areas of facilitating communication success for the nonverbal student, executing augmentative communication device trials from beginning to end and including assistive technology tools to improve access to the general educational curriculum.
When not perusing iTunes to find the next greatest application to add to her extensive library of 2430 apps, Sue enjoys tending to her perennial gardens, training her dogs, spending time with her children and grandchild and sharing the love of her pets with her Pet Partner ®visiting group named Dog Gone Visiting®.
For more information, Please see www.CommuniK-9.com and Click on the links for CommuniK-9’s Facebook page and CommuniK-9's Blog
My LinkedIn account can be viewed at http://lnkd.in/bSHDjwr
Home Visit, Virtual
Master's Degree in Communication Disorders from UNH 1987
- Ages 0-3
- Ages 4-8
- Ages 9-17
- Ages 18+
- Alternative Augmentative Communication
- Auditory & Hearing
- Cleft Palate
- Feeding & Swallowing
- Learning Disabilities