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Thank you for visiting our website and looking further into the career page. We welcome all applicants, especially those who have had a chance to get their feet wet in a variety of settings, honing what they really want out of their careers. If you are looking for a job that lets you practice your craft, whether it be Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, or Speech Therapy, instead of completing endless paperwork, or working for productivity measures, please give us a call.
One of the biggest barriers to improvement is transferring skill from the clinic to the home environment. Use of new skills in activities of daily living is the ultimate goal of all families who seek our services. We have found that environment helps set the stage for how a new skill is used.
For example, when you are in the kitchen department at the home store you tend to think along the lines of kitchens. You may daydream about the new stove you have been wanting,
or how a particular convection oven will bake your brownie recipe. Perhaps a new recipe you have wanted to try pops into your mind. This is an example of how the environment guided your thinking. Is it rigid? Not by any means, we are all able to think about other things while we are walking down the kitchen appliance isle. However, it does provide a passive background that you naturally gravitate toward. Children are well aware that the most likely place to get a “poke” is at the doctor’s office. Some children are so sensitive to this memory of getting a shot that even the presence of white walls and long corridors sends them into a panic. As parents, we have all been there, coaxing a child through the process of calming down and acclimating to the environment, while waiting in the wings is an unknown that the child fears. At Safe Sound Pediatric Therapy we have an environment that mirrors a familiar home environment. We aim to break down as many barriers to carryover and generalization as possible. Along with Clear Speech, Incorporated, we are the only clinic in the Pacific Northwest to practice under this trademarked technology.
In addition to easing anxiety, the home environment provides a “hands on” approach to using items of everyday living as therapy tools. Activities of daily living help give meaning to children thereby giving natural encouragement to further refine gross and fine motor development as well as communication. For example, gross motor improvement (picture of mini tramp in the yard with a kid jumping on it), sensory integration (picture of a kid doing heavy work), sequencing (picture of a kid baking cookies with mom) fine motor improvement (looking through buttons or an art project) breath support (blow pens or bubbles) bla bla bla bla
Having a busy schedule is a common problem with many families. Finding time to accomplish school homework and therapy homework can be challenging. When skill development is tied to a naturally occurring daily event, carryover happens more quickly. This might be in the form of oral motor exercises done as part of mealtime preparation, or during the tooth brushing routine. Being able to show parents how to improve speech while the child is actually eating, or brushing teeth in a real kitchen or bathroom helps solidify concepts that both parent and child need to know in order for generalization to occur.
Safe Sound Pediatric Therapy is seeking innovative, professional, and committed therapists willing to take on the challenge of pediatric therapy. New therapists will provide intervention that is attentive to the whole child and incorporates the rest of the family as well. Our work environment is supportive, and an inspiring new industry standard in the world of pediatric intervention. Working with us will be rewarding, educational, and an asset to your career.
CFY applicants will be considered on a case by case basis. SLP applicants need a certificate of clinical competence; OT, PT, and SLP applicants need Washington Licensure; knowledge and experience treating the pediatric and adolescent population in the areas of neuro developmental practices, sensory processing, Apraxia, oral-motor training, receptive/expressive language development, and processing disorders.
As a therapist at Safe Sound Pediatric Therapy, you will be treating a pediatric population only. This includes taking a detailed history, selecting appropriate testing materials, evaluating, making written reports, corresponding with education and healthcare providers, developing treatment plans, and setting up treatment schedules. Our therapy is guided by careful data keeping procedures and current treatment techniques.
In addition to the job, you will be joining the all American city of Everett. Just minutes away from Seattle, Everett remains affordable and unique. It is surrounded on three sides by water and offers a wide variety of outdoor activities year round. Close proximity to Seattle offers many educational, cultural, and entertainment opportunities.
We were looking for supplemental speech for articulation concerns during the summer. Not only did we get help in articulation, but help with his Sensory Processing Disorder. The Safe and Sound Protocol helped in ways I didn’t realize were available through speech therapy. My son’s speech is more intelligible and many of his sensory phobias have dissipated. Clear Speech is great at addressing the child’s needs in the usual ways as well as introducing the newest most innovative therapy treatments available.
My son has a limited amount of words, was hard to understand when he did speak, and was sensitive to loud sounds. After starting therapy I can understand him better, he rarely covers his ears for loud sounds, and has a larger vocabulary. The most important advice I can give is to follow your instincts. Our pediatrician did not think my son had a delay, therefore we did not pursue therapy in a timely fashion. I wish I would have followed my gut sooner.
My daughter’s pediatrician recommended speech therapy services for our two year old. Although was able to follow directions and understand others, she wasn’t speaking as much as she should have been. After started services, he speech has gotten clearer and she seems much more confident talking, communicating, and identifying. her breath control has gotten better as well as her tolerance to having her face touched. After the Safe and Sound Protocol, she has gotten much more patient, willing to share, and follow directions. Her melt downs from not getting her way are at a minimal as well as she takes more to time to understand why something is the way it is.
Prior to speech therapy at Clear Speech, it was hard for my child to communicate. He also was combative and frustrated. He now is able to speak in sentences and describe what it is if I didn’t understand the first time. He also has more confidence. Lucas is no longer combative. With any child that has delayed speech, you should seek speech therapy and any help before school will be a huge benefit.
When we first joined Clear Speech we had been using the birth to 3 program. Maddie was making some progress but she was still so delayed. Because of her new therapist, Michelle, Maddie has discovered her voice. She is still delayed but able to communicate so much more. Our son, Camden, also has Apraxia and he is becoming better since working with Michelle. It has improved so much. Maddie and Cam are both able to communicate more with us which has greatly helped our day to day lives. We now have tools as parents to help with the two of them and the stress has gone down. Don’t hesitate to seek out speech services. It is never too early to at least have your child evaluated. Once a line of communication is opened between you and your child, it is like a whole new world.
Both of my kids had speech delays and would get frustrated due to their lack of language development. Now I can carry on full conversations. They both are a lot more focused! They love coming to their sessions and have had progress in their behavior and attitudes! I would highly recommend Clear Speech to any family needing speech services. The progress I’ve seen in both my children has been amazing since we started coming here! The therapists are so friendly and professional!
Before I came to Clear Speech therapy my child was not speaking. No sentences or anything. Life was challenging not just for me but for my child as well. I noticed my child is now saying more sentences, has improved eye connection, and is a better listener. I would recommend to another family that it is very important to get your child into speech therapy as soon as you can because it’s like a tool, not only for your child, but it also helps the parent work with your child on speech and learning to communicate.
My son could not say his “g” and “k” sounds. Melisa Aar has been so fantastic with my son. He is able to say all his sounds now and is more confident when he talks to people. The therapists are so personable here and we would give Miss Melissa 5 stars for being so awesome!
Prior to getting therapy at Clear Speech, I noticed my kids had a hard time telling me and others what they needed. They would become very frustrated so most days they had tantrums, they would hit, and when unfamiliar were around they would be very quiet and interact. Our day-to day routines have improved significantly since starting speech therapy. When they couldn’t communicate, we spent hours each day managing their frustrations and trying to understand their needs. Now we can move through our day with little to no frustration. When frustrations do happen, they can use their words to solve the problem. Clear Speech has been a great experience for all three of my children. I recommend to families who need speech therapy to get started as early as possible. Commit to the therapy process and soon you will be able to better connect with your kiddo and hear what they need!
My son, Zach, began speech therapy in 2015 with great success. His annunciation became clearer and more understandable in just a year. Once he graduated from speech therapy, he continued on with writing comprehension to further his language understanding. Now, a middle schooler, his writing has improved to grade level and in some cases above level. Thank you Clear Speech therapists! Because we needed help with annunciation and writing, I would recommend their SLPs to any parents whose child could benefit. With their 1:1 ratio, kids get faster results than the SLPs within the school districts as their ratios are higher and sessions are shorter.
Before going to Clear Speech, my son didn’t understand language receptively nor could he express his feelings in words. He was getting frustrated very easily. Now, our son can understand and has started talking to us about how he feels and what he wants. This makes our daily life a lot easier and less stressful.
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Location: 3602 Everett Ave
Everett, WA 98201
Telephone: (425) 252-9908
Fax: (425) 259-6317