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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📚 Reading aloud to your children is good for so many things! _____________________________________
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📚 Reading aloud to your children is good for so many things! _____________________________________ #ocmoms #ocdads #ocfamilies #orangecounty #newportbeach #newportcoast #irvine #tustin #lagunabeach #coronadelmarbeach #huntingtonbeach #lagunahills #pediatricSLP #privatepracticeSLP #aworldofdifference!

• Introducing myself and Island Therapies after one year on Instagram. • I’m Ruth and have been a speech and language pathologist for 20 years. I own, founded, and began a private practice in 2001, called Island Therapies because my first office was located on Fashion Island in Newport Beach, California. The majority of my daily routine involves working with children from toddlers to young adults with speech and language delays or disorders. 🙎🏼‍♀️ My expertise in working with children on the autism spectrum began in graduate school and has developed over time through clinical experience, continuing education, and collaboration with professionals in related disciplines. 👩🏼‍⚕️ Before completing my undergraduate studies, I began working with children who stutter (CWS) at workshops designed by the National Stuttering Association (NSA) to help CWS build good self-esteem and know that they’re not alone. 🙅🏼‍♀️ During my fellowship, I began to gain a grasp of childhood apraxia of speech and found motor planning disorders to be challenging and rewarding, and have seen many children blossom with the intensive intervention. 🙎🏼‍♀️ Currently, I work in private practice, in a school for children with special needs, and at the Center for Children Who Stutter (CCWS). I hold a certificate of clinical competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and am licensed in two states (California & Hawai’i) offering intervention in-clinic as well as teletherapy. The mission of Island Therapies is to form a foundation of trust with my clients and make a world of difference in their lives while having oodles of fun! 💁🏼‍♀️ @ashaweb @apraxiakids @westutter @stutteringfdn @autismspeaks @tacanow 
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• Introducing myself and Island Therapies after one year on Instagram. • I’m Ruth and have been a speech and language pathologist for 20 years. I own, founded, and began a private practice in 2001, called Island Therapies because my first office was located on Fashion Island in Newport Beach, California. The majority of my daily routine involves working with children from toddlers to young adults with speech and language delays or disorders. 🙎🏼‍♀️ My expertise in working with children on the autism spectrum began in graduate school and has developed over time through clinical experience, continuing education, and collaboration with professionals in related disciplines. 👩🏼‍⚕️ Before completing my undergraduate studies, I began working with children who stutter (CWS) at workshops designed by the National Stuttering Association (NSA) to help CWS build good self-esteem and know that they’re not alone. 🙅🏼‍♀️ During my fellowship, I began to gain a grasp of childhood apraxia of speech and found motor planning disorders to be challenging and rewarding, and have seen many children blossom with the intensive intervention. 🙎🏼‍♀️ Currently, I work in private practice, in a school for children with special needs, and at the Center for Children Who Stutter (CCWS). I hold a certificate of clinical competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and am licensed in two states (California & Hawai’i) offering intervention in-clinic as well as teletherapy. The mission of Island Therapies is to form a foundation of trust with my clients and make a world of difference in their lives while having oodles of fun! 💁🏼‍♀️ @ashaweb @apraxiakids @westutter @stutteringfdn @autismspeaks @tacanow ___________________________________ #slp #slp2b #slpeeps #slplife #ashaigers #asd #autismspectrum #aspergerssyndrome #asd #stuttering #stammering #stutter #stammer #childhoodapraxiaofspeech #apraxia #communicationdisorder #fluencydisorders #motorspeechdisorders #ocmoms #ocfamilies #orangecounty #newportbeach #newportcoast #coronadelmarbeach #lagunabeach #huntingtonbeach #pediatricSLP #aworldofdifference!

• Sunday Funnies • Every single time! • Kids crack me up! 😂
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• Sunday Funnies • Every single time! • Kids crack me up! 😂 ___________________________________ #slplife #momlife #kidlife #oclife #ocfamily #newportbeach #newportcoast #irvine #coronadelmar #huntingtonbeach #lagunabeach #aworldofdifference!

• Elaborating on a play scheme/scenario and varying the ending shows flexibility.  Frequently, children with autism routinely set up and play in a repetitive manner. This little boy has learned that after the kids in the playground are told to come to lunch, they can drop what they’re doing and transition easily to the table. And... who doesn’t love a pizza party????? __________________________________

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• Elaborating on a play scheme/scenario and varying the ending shows flexibility. Frequently, children with autism routinely set up and play in a repetitive manner. This little boy has learned that after the kids in the playground are told to come to lunch, they can drop what they’re doing and transition easily to the table. And... who doesn’t love a pizza party????? __________________________________ #slp #slp2b #slpeeps #slplife #momlife #dadlife #familylife #parenting #instaslp #grandparenting #asd #autism #aspergers #socialcommunicationdisorder #languagedelay #socialskills #playtherapy #speechandlanguagepathology #privatepracticeslp #aworldofdifference!

• Story telling ~ where you tell what happened, with a beginning, middle & end, in the right order using sequencing terms (e. g., first, next, then, after that, last, finally, etc.). When asked, “What’s this story called?” this 6 year old boy blurted out, “Baseball is a popular sport!” So cute! Then he told his story sequentially and did an awesome job. 
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#slp #slp2b #slpeeps #slplife #slpsofinstagram #instaslp #playtherapy #socialcommunicationdisorder #speechtherapyfun #languagedelay #asd #autism #aspergers #parenting #grandparenting #socialskills #grammar #syntax #semantics #speechpathology #privatepracticeslps #aworldofdifference!

• Story telling ~ where you tell what happened, with a beginning, middle & end, in the right order using sequencing terms (e. g., first, next, then, after that, last, finally, etc.). When asked, “What’s this story called?” this 6 year old boy blurted out, “Baseball is a popular sport!” So cute! Then he told his story sequentially and did an awesome job. __________________________________ #slp #slp2b #slpeeps #slplife #slpsofinstagram #instaslp #playtherapy #socialcommunicationdisorder #speechtherapyfun #languagedelay #asd #autism #aspergers #parenting #grandparenting #socialskills #grammar #syntax #semantics #speechpathology #privatepracticeslps #aworldofdifference!

• Play therapy ~ where you follow the child’s lead!  It’s such a great way to connect, learn pronouns, verb tenses, prepositional phrases, and a whole host of things. Children respond best to things they’re interested in and can interact well when you enter their world. 
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#slp #slpeeps #slp2b #slife #momlife #familylife #kidlife #dadlife #oclife #ocmons #ocdads #ocfamilies #playtherapyworks #socialskills #communicationdisorder #developmentaldelay #asd #autism #aspergers #speechpathology #speechandlanguagepathology

• Play therapy ~ where you follow the child’s lead! It’s such a great way to connect, learn pronouns, verb tenses, prepositional phrases, and a whole host of things. Children respond best to things they’re interested in and can interact well when you enter their world. __________________________________ #slp #slpeeps #slp2b #slife #momlife #familylife #kidlife #dadlife #oclife #ocmons #ocdads #ocfamilies #playtherapyworks #socialskills #communicationdisorder #developmentaldelay #asd #autism #aspergers #speechpathology #speechandlanguagepathology

• Fostering play throughout life will reap many rewards including creativity & flexibility! •
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• Fostering play throughout life will reap many rewards including creativity & flexibility! • __________________________________

• Kindness - it never gets old •
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Thank you @healthiest_baby 
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#slp #slpeeps #slp2b #slplife #momlife #dadlife #familylife #oclife #ocmoms #ocdads #ocfamilies #parenting #grandparenting #speechandlanguagepathology #privatepracticeslp #aworldofdifference!

• Kindness - it never gets old • ___________________________________ Thank you @healthiest_baby ___________________________________ #slp #slpeeps #slp2b #slplife #momlife #dadlife #familylife #oclife #ocmoms #ocdads #ocfamilies #parenting #grandparenting #speechandlanguagepathology #privatepracticeslp #aworldofdifference!

• Leave a lasting impression by fostering good self-esteem in your kids with positive messages! • Thank you @thespeechpracticesg 
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#slp #slp2b #slpeeps #slplife #momlife #dadlife #familylife #ocmom #ocdad #ocfamily #parenting #grandparenting #speechandlanguagepathogy #aworldofdifference!

• Leave a lasting impression by fostering good self-esteem in your kids with positive messages! • Thank you @thespeechpracticesg __________________________________ #slp #slp2b #slpeeps #slplife #momlife #dadlife #familylife #ocmom #ocdad #ocfamily #parenting #grandparenting #speechandlanguagepathogy #aworldofdifference!

• Sunday Funnies • Ain’t that the truth! •
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#slp #slpeeps #slplife #momlife #dadlife #familylife #ocmoms #ocdads #ocfamilies #parenting #grandparenting #orangecounty #privatepracticeslp #aworldofdifference!

• Sunday Funnies • Ain’t that the truth! • ____________________________________ #slp #slpeeps #slplife #momlife #dadlife #familylife #ocmoms #ocdads #ocfamilies #parenting #grandparenting #orangecounty #privatepracticeslp #aworldofdifference!

• It’s nice to have some tricks up your sleeve to help your children. Here are some great ways to handle sensory issues. •
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#slp #slp2b #slpeeps #slplife #momlife #dadlife #familylife #asd #autism #aspergers #sensoryprocessingdisorder #oclife #parenting #grandparenting #privatepracticeslp #aworldofdifference!

• It’s nice to have some tricks up your sleeve to help your children. Here are some great ways to handle sensory issues. • _______________________________________ #slp #slp2b #slpeeps #slplife #momlife #dadlife #familylife #asd #autism #aspergers #sensoryprocessingdisorder #oclife #parenting #grandparenting #privatepracticeslp #aworldofdifference!

• If your child is experiencing any of the above, it’s time to get an evaluation from an occupational therapist. They can help! •
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#slp #slp2b #slpeeps #slplife #oclife #momlife #ocmom #dadlife #ocdad #familylife #ocfamily #parenting #grandparenting #asd #autism #aspergers #sensoryprocessingdisorder #privatepracticeslp #aworldofdifference!

• If your child is experiencing any of the above, it’s time to get an evaluation from an occupational therapist. They can help! • ___________________________________ #slp #slp2b #slpeeps #slplife #oclife #momlife #ocmom #dadlife #ocdad #familylife #ocfamily #parenting #grandparenting #asd #autism #aspergers #sensoryprocessingdisorder #privatepracticeslp #aworldofdifference!

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