Get to Know Me
and My Approach to Therapy
A B O U T M E
Brittni Stolp MS, CCC- Speech Language Pathologist
I am a licensed speech language pathologist located in western WI (River Falls). I graduated from University of North Dakota with an undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders. From there, I went on to earn a master's degree from University of Wisconsin- River Falls in Speech/ Language Pathology.
I am currently an Educational Speech Language Pathologist in the school setting; working with children ages 3- 21. Over the past six years I have experience working with a wide variety of disabilities in different settings; my passion being with early childhood/ elementary age identifying and targeting needed skills during natural play opportunities.
When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my husband, two daughters, and puppy along with extended family and friends. My goal as a private speech/ language pathologist is to provide therapy targeting developmentally appropriate skills in children's natural environments such as: home, daycare, and out in the community.
American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
Minnesota Department of Education
Wisconsin Department of Health
Minnesota Department of Health
PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets)
International Association of Health Care Professionals
M Y A P P R O A C H
Providing Therapy in Natural Environments
There Are So Many Benefits To Providing Speech/ Language Therapy In A Child's Natural Environment Such As:
Environment- Children are often most comfortable in settings where they are familiar with their surroundings; this enables children to focus their energy on learning new skills.
Peers- Many children are naturally drawn to playing with or around others. It is a great way to involve natural role models for skills that are being targeted. Children tend to have more fun and are more willing to practice skills when others are learning alongside them. For children who could benefit from direct teaching of social skills, peers are a great way to practice.
Family/ Teacher Participation- A major part of a child's success involves family, siblings, teachers, daycare providers, etc. When the people who spend the most time in the child's everyday life are familiar with targeted skills, techniques, and activities it greatly improves the rate at which skills are acquired and creates a fun learning opportunity for everyone involved.
Developmental Milestones- Though the academic expectations to acquire skills at an earlier age is becoming more and more common; childhood development hasn't changed. While working in natural environments the therapist is able to teach developmentally appropriate skills at the child's pace.
Flexibility- The therapist and child have the opportunities to practice skills in a variety of environments that are naturally in the child's life (home, daycare, library, park, etc.) offering greater generalization of skills. We are also able to practice skills embedded in the child's everyday routines using their favorite toys and activities.