PEDIATRIC SPEECH, LANGUAGE, OCCUPATIONAL, & PHYSICAL
THERAPY AND EVALUATIONS est. 2008
Speech therapy runs in the family! Alex’s mom is a speech-language pathologist and helped foster her passion for the profession.
After Alex suffered nerve damage in her tongue during a surgery as a child, her mom provided speech therapy to fully regain Alex’s tongue strength and speech intelligibility.
In her free time, Alex enjoys boating and jet skiing in New Buffalo, MI during the summer months. She also enjoys biking, attending Chicago Bears games, and reading with her book club.
Alexandra Giammanco, MS CCC-SLP
Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist
Alex brings her positivity, compassion, and caring nature into every therapy session! Her welcoming and encouraging approach to therapy allows children to be comfortable and blossom during their therapy sessions. Prior to joining our team at Pediaprogress, Alex spent five years as a speech pathologist at Oak Tree Developmental Center, a pediatric clinic in Chicago. She has had the joy of impacting children along every step of their development. Alex has experience with the treatment of a variety of communication disorders including motor strategies for apraxia, articulation, social skills, auditory processing, and expressive/receptive language delay. Since 2014, she has been Early Intervention credentialed by the State of Illinois. Alex has delivered speech services in the home setting, daycare, preschool, as well as elementary school setting. She motivates children by building them up and focusing on their communication strengths. She loves to find ways to make speech fun and build a lasting, trusting relationship with each child. Alex also loves to develop strong relationships with parents, because she believes they play an integral role in the child’s language learning. She provides therapy that is tailored to each child’s individual and unique goals and uses a wide variety of therapy techniques to achieve optimal progress.
Ultimately, her goal is to always put a smile on each of her student’s faces and to enable them toreach their full potential. In 2019, Alex attended the four day SOS Approach to Feeding Conference for assessment and treatment of children with feeding challenges. SOS is a multi-disciplinary approach which incorporates posture, sensory, motor, behavioral/learning, medical and nutritional components to evaluate and treat children with feeding issues.
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