Professional Development

We’re excited to recognize staff members for their ongoing commitment to continuing education. Our latest update in professional development includes two of our speech/language pathologists, Sorina Larson and Jillian Little.

Sorina recently obtained her Certificate of Competency as a Basic DIRFloortime Provider. This model (Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship-based) considers the way each person is an individual and perceives/interacts with the world differently.

Sorina Larson
M.S., CCC-SLP

“I have been incorporating the DIR/Floortime framework into every session as a speech/language pathologist,” said Sorina. “It has taught me to see each client as a whole versus only focusing on his or her speech/language difficulties.”

Sorina has completed two of the framework’s training courses, and plans to take more to inform her work at our clinic.

Jillian Little
M.S., CCC-SLP

Jillian Little has been accepted to the Once Upon a Time Foundation’s Advanced Apraxia Training Workshop. One of only 50 applicants accepted to this training, Jillian will learn advanced approaches for evidence-based assessment and treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Her training is scheduled for October at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

Finally, Tamara Pogin became a licensed Play Project Consultant after some extensive coursework and training. Tamara utilizes the Play Project approach as a new treatment option that focuses on parent coaching and learning through play for children with autism. Find out more about the Play Project here.

Tamara Pogin
M.A., CCC-SLP

Congratulations, Sorina, Jillian and Tamara!