Pamela E. Crenshaw
Pamela received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from The University of Virginia and earned her Master’s of Arts Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from The George Washington University. She is licensed in the state of Virginia and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).
Pamela has had clinical experience in schools, private practice, rehabilitation facilities, and hospitals. Her work in these setting has given her the opportunity to evaluate and treat a children and adults with a wide variety of disorders including: articulation and phonological disorders, expressive language disorders and delays, receptive language disorders and delays, apraxia of speech, auditory processing disorders, fluency disorders, autism spectrum disorders, aphasia, right hemisphere dysfunction, dysphagia, and speech and language intervention techniques for children with cochlear implants. She is also a PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Motor Phonetic Targets) trained therapist.
Our mission is to provide research-based, individualized evaluation and treatment services for adults and children with speech, language, feeding/swallowing, cognitive, social and behavioral needs.
Peggy (Joseph) Pickford
Peggy has 25 years of therapeutic intervention experience in public schools, private schools, private clinics, and alternative education settings. She has also served as a clinical supervisor and adjunct professor at Old Dominion University.
In these various settings, she has worked with children, adolescents and adults with articulation disorders, apraxia, dysfluency, expressive and receptive language delays and disorders, language processing disorders, hearing impairments, cochlear implants, cognitive delays, augmentative and alternative communication needs, voice disorders, visual impairments, cleft palate, traumatic brain injury, feeding difficulties, attention and emotional deficits, and aphasia.
Peggy’s passion is working with children on the autism spectrum. Her motto with this population is Respect, Educate, Empower. Peggy has acquired professional training for therapeutic interventions with this population through George Mason University and Virginia Commonwealth University, Stanley Greenspan’s Floortime and Play Project models, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Food Chaining, Social Stories, Comic Strip Conversations, The Incredible Five Point Scale, Navigating the Social World, Sensory Integration Therapy and a LOT of intuition. In 2010 she moved to Anchorage, Alaska, specifically to work in a clinic that specialized in sensory integration therapy. But the bulk of her experience with this population is living with a father, brother and husband who displayed characteristics in varying degrees before the criteria for diagnosis were established.
She believes that we are all on the spectrum, and it manifests in different forms and degrees in each of us; and her goal is to meet her clients where they are, and help them improve in the areas in which they are struggling or unhappy, rather than trying to change them into someone they don’t want to be. She uses her vast and varied knowledge of interventions in order to design specialized plans for each client in order to achieve the results they deem most important. Respect, Educate, Empower