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At Clear Speech
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.
We practice ‘green therapy’.
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 Clear Speech, Inc we have an environment that mirrors a familiar home environment. We aim to break down as many barriers to carryover and generalization as possible. 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.
Clear Speech, Incorporated 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 Clear Speech, Incorporated 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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Location: 3602 Everett Ave
Everett, WA 98201
Telephone: (425) 252-9908
Fax: (425) 259-6317