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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Teaching immediate as well as delayed gratification by putting small rewards for hard work in plastic eggs and THEN... going on an egg hunt as the grand finale has been eggs-traordinaire! 🐣🌷🐇
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- Today’s Tip 🐣🌷🐇 ______________________________ Teaching immediate as well as delayed gratification by putting small rewards for hard work in plastic eggs and THEN... going on an egg hunt as the grand finale has been eggs-traordinaire! 🐣🌷🐇 ________________________________ @dinkydoodads #slp #slt #slp2b #slpeeps #slplife #momlife #oclife #ocmoms #ocdads #ockids #ocfamilies #speechtherapy #speechpathology #speechlanguagepathology #communicationdisorders #pediatricSLP #privatepracticeSLP #californiaSLP #hawaiiSLP #aworldofdifference!

- Today’s Tip
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Save time and money at the orthodontist by eliminating extended pacifier use. See how dentition is effected (above)? If there’s something in the way of the teeth that’s inhibiting their proper growth, the result will be a big open bite. 😲 Same goes for thumb sucking and tongue thrust. If not corrected, normal occlusion (class 1) is impossible.  As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! 😬
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- Today’s Tip _________________________ Save time and money at the orthodontist by eliminating extended pacifier use. See how dentition is effected (above)? If there’s something in the way of the teeth that’s inhibiting their proper growth, the result will be a big open bite. 😲 Same goes for thumb sucking and tongue thrust. If not corrected, normal occlusion (class 1) is impossible. As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! 😬 ________________________ #slp #slt #slpeeps #slplife #instaslps #ashaigers #slp2b #speechtherapy #speechpathology #myofunctionaltherapy #oclife #momlife #parenting #kidlife #toddlerlife #grandparenting #orangecounty #newportbeach #irvine #californiaSLP #hawaiiSLP #aworldofdifference!

- BHSM - May 2019 - Better Hearing & Speech Month is coming up! What do you have planned for community service?  I can’t wait to share all of the wonderful opportunities I’ve been privileged to be a part of because I chose this field! 
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- BHSM - May 2019 - Better Hearing & Speech Month is coming up! What do you have planned for community service? I can’t wait to share all of the wonderful opportunities I’ve been privileged to be a part of because I chose this field! _________________________ #slp #slt #slpeeps #slp2b #aud2b #instaslp #slpsofinstagram #slplife #oclife #momlife #ocmoms #BHSM #ashaigers #ocfamilies #parenting #ocdads #slpsfollowslps #grandparenting #orangecounty #newportbeach #irvine #californiaSLP #hawaiiSLP #privatepracticeSLP #aworldofdifference!

- Today’s Tip 
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Some children on the autism spectrum do not isolate their index finger to point. This is an important developmental, fine motor, and communication skill which can be taught in many ways. This little guy is pointing to a rhyming word - he’s come a long way! 
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- Today’s Tip ________________________ Some children on the autism spectrum do not isolate their index finger to point. This is an important developmental, fine motor, and communication skill which can be taught in many ways. This little guy is pointing to a rhyming word - he’s come a long way! _________________________ #asd #autism #aspergers #spectrumdisorders #communicationdisorder #slp #slplife #slpeeps #slp2b #instaslp #privatepracticeSLP #aworldofdifference!

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Even though you may actually get a lot of work done there... lol! 
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- Sunday Funnies _________________________ Even though you may actually get a lot of work done there... lol! _________________________ #slp #slpeeps #slplife #slp2b #aud2b #slpsofinstagram #instaslp #ashaigers #momlife #parenting #grandparanting #ocdads #ocmoms #ocfamilies #oclife #privatepracticeSLP #aworldofdifference!

- Today’s Tip
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Ideas for working on pronouns, descriptive terms, feelings & emotions, and having fun matching. Si si? Easy way to take turns and increase length of utterance - oui oui? 
Last day with my Chapman graduate intern. Sad for me; happy for her! @kristenfejes 
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•The happy grandma got a dog. •The curious grandpa got a cat. •The happy, sad, mad, scared, worried, frustrated, surprised, lonely, excited _____ got a _____.
•He/She/They blah blah blah. 
Ya ya? So easy & so much fun!
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- Today’s Tip _________________________ Ideas for working on pronouns, descriptive terms, feelings & emotions, and having fun matching. Si si? Easy way to take turns and increase length of utterance - oui oui? Last day with my Chapman graduate intern. Sad for me; happy for her! @kristenfejes _________________________ •The happy grandma got a dog. •The curious grandpa got a cat. •The happy, sad, mad, scared, worried, frustrated, surprised, lonely, excited _____ got a _____. •He/She/They blah blah blah. Ya ya? So easy & so much fun! ___________________________ #slp #slt #slpeeps #slplife #speechies #ashaigers #slpsofinstagram #oclife #ocdads #ocmoms #ocfamilies #orangecounty #newportbeach #asd #autism #apraxia #aspergers #speechdisorder #languagedisorder #communicationdisorder #speechlanguagetherapy #privatepracticeSLP #californiaSLP #hawaiiSLP #aworldofdifference!

- Today’s Tip 
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🍭 What if your client doesn’t want to talk? No prob! Work on a communication activity that incorporates the underlying skills necessary for speech to flow. Take turns, maintain eye contact, focus on postural control, and target diaphragmatic breathing with each turn. Stuttering modification and enhancing techniques can be worked on when this groundwork has been established and your client trusts you. 🍭
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- Today’s Tip _________________________ 🍭 What if your client doesn’t want to talk? No prob! Work on a communication activity that incorporates the underlying skills necessary for speech to flow. Take turns, maintain eye contact, focus on postural control, and target diaphragmatic breathing with each turn. Stuttering modification and enhancing techniques can be worked on when this groundwork has been established and your client trusts you. 🍭 ____________________________ #slp #slt #slplife #slpeeps #slp2b #stutter #stammer #stuttering #stammering #fluencydisorder #communicationdisorder #speechies #speechtherapy #speechpathology #parenting #grandparenting #ockids #oclife #ocmoms #ocfamilies #ocdads #ashaigers #orangecounty #newportbeach #californiaSLP #hawaiiSLP #aworldofdifference!

- So proud of my five years at the CCWS at California State University, Fullerton! Thank you @robinottesen for your wonderful leadership! 
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- So proud of my five years at the CCWS at California State University, Fullerton! Thank you @robinottesen for your wonderful leadership! ________________________ #stutter #stuttering #stammer #stammering #fluencydisorder #communicationdisorder #slp #slt #slpeeps #slplife #speechie #oclife #parenting #ahaigers #grandparenting #speechtherapy #speechpathology #slpsofinstagram #instaslp #ashaigers #slp2b #aud2b #privatepracticeSLP #californiaSLP #hawaiiSLP #aworldofdifference!

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