What do Sessions Look like?
Session lengths are based on your child's need which will be discovered during our initial evaluation with your child.
What does therapy look like?
We believe in
using highly-motivating and developmentally appropriate activities to
engage your child and make therapy fun. This means, that sessions often
involve play, following the child's lead, and using preferred
activities/objects. We also believe in making therapy functional and
personally relevant to you and your child to promote success outside of
the session. This is done through providing parent coaching, integrating
therapy into daily routines and activities of daily living, and taking
advantage of clinic settings, home settings and community settings.
Meet our Speech-Language Therapist:
Kelsey Oades MS, CCC-SLP
Oades MS, CCC-SLP is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist in
Portland, Oregon. She received her Bachelor of Arts from University of
Oregon in Communication Disorders and Spanish and received her Master of
Science from Portland State University in Speech and Hearing Sciences.
Kelsey holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American
Speech and Hearing Association and is licensed in both Oregon and
Throughout her career, she has worked in the public
school, early intervention, outpatient clinic, and teletherapy settings
with a varied pediatric population. She specializes in the areas of
Autism Spectrum Disorder, augmentative communication, behavior, and
early language and also supports the Spanish-speaking population. She
has also completed LAMP augmentative communication training.
also has a brother with autism and complex needs, making her passionate
about integrating family advocacy and her unique perspective as both a
family member and a clinician into her practice.
In her free
time, Kelsey enjoys fostering kittens, hiking, tai chi, thrift shopping,
exploring new bakeries, and playing with her two hyper cats, Hazel and