Ruth W. Bass, MS, CCC-SLP

- Licensed and Certified Pediatric Speech and Language Pathologist

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Island Therapies specializes in​ a variety of​ intervention​s​ with children from ​infancy​ through high school who have speech and language impairments and is currently providing diagnostic and therapeutic speech and language services to children who have abnormal auditory perception, childhood apraxia of speech, articulation disorders, auditory processing deficits, phonological disorders, receptive and/or expressive language disorders, developmental and neurogenic fluency disorders, oral/speech motor disorders, tongue thrust, and word retrieval difficulties.​ ​

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We assess, treat, and help prevent speech and language disorders, cognitive communication, voice, swallowing, fluency, and other related impairments which are treated through individual and/or group therapy. We help patients develop and/or recover reliable communication and swallowing skills so they can fulfill their educational, vocational and social roles.

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• Patterns of behavior • Thanks to @mayoclinic •
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A child or adult with autism spectrum disorder may have limited, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests or activities, including any of these signs: • Performs repetitive movements, such as rocking, spinning or hand flapping
• Performs activities that could cause self-harm, such as biting or head-banging
• Develops specific routines or rituals and becomes disturbed at the slightest change
•Has problems with coordination or has odd movement patterns, such as clumsiness or walking on toes, and has odd, stiff or exaggerated body language
•  Is fascinated by details of an object, such as the spinning wheels of a toy car, but doesn't understand the overall purpose or function of the object
• Is unusually sensitive to light, sound or touch, yet may be indifferent to pain or temperature
• Doesn't engage in imitative or make-believe play
• Fixates on an object or activity with abnormal intensity or focus
• Has specific food preferences, such as eating only a few foods, or refusing foods with a certain texture
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• Patterns of behavior • Thanks to @mayoclinic • _______________________________________________ A child or adult with autism spectrum disorder may have limited, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests or activities, including any of these signs: • Performs repetitive movements, such as rocking, spinning or hand flapping • Performs activities that could cause self-harm, such as biting or head-banging • Develops specific routines or rituals and becomes disturbed at the slightest change •Has problems with coordination or has odd movement patterns, such as clumsiness or walking on toes, and has odd, stiff or exaggerated body language • Is fascinated by details of an object, such as the spinning wheels of a toy car, but doesn't understand the overall purpose or function of the object • Is unusually sensitive to light, sound or touch, yet may be indifferent to pain or temperature • Doesn't engage in imitative or make-believe play • Fixates on an object or activity with abnormal intensity or focus • Has specific food preferences, such as eating only a few foods, or refusing foods with a certain texture ____________________________________________ #slp #slp2b #slpeeps #slplife #speechpathology #asd #autism #aspergers #socialskills #communicationdisorder #parenting #grandparenting #orangecounty #newportbeach #newportcoast #irvine #tustin #lagunahills #sanjuancapistrano #californiaslp #aworldofdifference!

• It’s so much fun to watch interns develop their clinical skills right before your very eyes.  This grad student made speech, swallowing & voice therapy look easy!! ___________________________________
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• It’s so much fun to watch interns develop their clinical skills right before your very eyes. This grad student made speech, swallowing & voice therapy look easy!! ___________________________________ #SLP #slp2b #slpeeps #slpsofinstagram #ahsaigers #slplife #momlife #oclife #ockids #ocfamily #ocmoms #ocdads #ocfamilies #parenting #ocparents #speectherapy #voicedisorders #communicationdisorders #speechlanguagepathology #pediatricslp #californiaslp #hawaiislp #privatepracticeslp #aworldofdifference!

• Parents often ask • Are there signs early on? •  Yes — please read and call for an evaluation if your child... • Doesn't respond with a smile or happy expression by 6 months
• Doesn't mimic sounds or facial expressions by 9 months
• Doesn't babble or coo by 12 months
• Doesn't gesture — such as point or wave — by 14 months
• Doesn't say single words by 16 months
• Doesn't play "make-believe" or pretend by 18 months
• Doesn't say two-word phrases by 24 months
• Loses language skills or social skills at any age • Thank you @mayoclinic! 
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• Parents often ask • Are there signs early on? • Yes — please read and call for an evaluation if your child... • Doesn't respond with a smile or happy expression by 6 months • Doesn't mimic sounds or facial expressions by 9 months • Doesn't babble or coo by 12 months • Doesn't gesture — such as point or wave — by 14 months • Doesn't say single words by 16 months • Doesn't play "make-believe" or pretend by 18 months • Doesn't say two-word phrases by 24 months • Loses language skills or social skills at any age • Thank you @mayoclinic! __________________________________ #slp #slp2b #aud2b #slpeeps #slplife #asd #autism #languagedelay #communicationdisorder #ocfamilies #ocmoms #ocdads #parenting #grandparenting #orangecounty #newportbeach #newportcoast #irvine #tustin #lagunahills #sanjuancapistrano #californiaslp #hawaiislp #aworldofdifference!

• Learning outside of the office, clinic or school helps young people gain social and vocational skills. • Thank you @tustintoyotaca 
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• Learning outside of the office, clinic or school helps young people gain social and vocational skills. • Thank you @tustintoyotaca __________________________________ #slp #slp2b #slpeeps #slplife #jobskills #socialskills #lifeskills #ashaigers #slpsofinstagram #oclife #ocmoms #ocdads #ocfamilies #parenting #grandparenting #tustin #newportbeach #newportcoast #irvine #lagunahills #speechpathology #communicationdisorders #californiaslp #aworldofdifference!

• Listen for the beep! • Hearing loss detection • Preschool Speech & Hearing Screenings • Chapman University Graduate interns saved the day!! •
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• Listen for the beep! • Hearing loss detection • Preschool Speech & Hearing Screenings • Chapman University Graduate interns saved the day!! • ___________________________________ #BHSM #slp #slp2b #aud2b #slpeeps #slplife #speechpathology #hearingloss #communicationdisorders #ocmoms #ocdads #ocfamilies #parenting #grandparenting #orangecounty #newportbeach #newportcoast #sanjuancapistano #lagunahills #irvine #tustin #californiaslp #aworldofdifference!

• These preschoolers were so much fun!! • Community Service • Love my Chapman interns so much!! • Prevention • Early detection • Intervention •  Remediation • Better Hearing and Speech Month lives on! • Thank you @marinerspreschoolsouthcounty 
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• These preschoolers were so much fun!! • Community Service • Love my Chapman interns so much!! • Prevention • Early detection • Intervention • Remediation • Better Hearing and Speech Month lives on! • Thank you @marinerspreschoolsouthcounty ___________________________________ #BHSM #slp #slp2b #aud2b #slpeeps #slplife #oclife #ocmoms #ocdads #ocfamilies #parenting #grandparenting #instaslp #speechpathology #communicationdisorders #speechdelay #languagedelay #hearingloss #autism #apraxia #stuttering #orangecounty #newportbeach #newportcoast #irvine #tustin #sanjuancapistrano #lagunahills #californiaSLP #aworldofdifference!

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