PEDIATRIC SPEECH THERAPY services IN OREGON

Does your child struggle with...

using clear and articulate speech sounds

Understanding others

clearly communicating what they want to say

using verbal speech to communicate

using correct grammar

understanding and using age appropriate vocabulary

social communication

I can help!

MEET DR. CHERI DODGE CHIN

Dr. Dodge has been providing speech and language therapy to children and their families for over twenty years. She  is an Oregon licensed speech pathologist and member of certified member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. She has presented around the country on topics ranging from literacy in speech therapy to use of light-tech communication boards for children with complex communication disorders.

EDUCATION:

  • Doctor of Clinical Sciences in Speech-Language Pathology (Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions)
  • Master of Sciences in Speech-Language Pathology (University of Rhode Island)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology (Brown University)

specialty trainings:

Speech therapy should be fun!

I keep kids motivated to do their best.

I use games, crafts, and activities in most sessions.

I love to including songs, videos, and stories in therapy.

Therapy sessions are built upon your child's interest!

"My son worked with Cheri for six years. With Cheri's care, instruction, and support, my son's behavior and engagement in school improved tremendously. He learned how to interact with his peers and have meaningful conversations. Most importantly, as the parent of a child with special needs, I knew Cheri loved my kid and would do what was best for him. My son felt that love and thrived through his elementary school years with a champion in his corner. I am so grateful for Cheri and her influence in my son's life and mine as well. She is a truly a super hero!"
S.H. (parent of a child with Autism)
"Dr. Dodge is one of the most brilliant and understanding people we have had the pleasure of working with. She is fast, fun and engaging with the kids, all while crunching numbers and being highly focused on their speech. The speed and accuracy of her skills, all while being extremely present and social with the kids is remarkable."
S.M. (parent of a child with speech sound disorders)

Contact me today to set up your free consultation!

Frequently asked questions

what locations do you serve?

For tele-therapy, I serve the entire state of Oregon. Unfortunately, due to license restrictions, I cannot work with families that live outside of Oregon.

do you provide in-person therapy?

At this time, due to COVID, I am not doing in-person therapy. When that begins again, therapy will occur in your home (or a mutually agreed upon location). Please note that there is a travel fee charged for all in-person sessions in your home. I live in SE Portland. Travel fees will be calculated from my home to your home.

when are your service times?

I understand and fully support that your child should NOT miss school in order to get speech therapy sessions. Therapy sessions are therefore scheduled during evening hours (4:30-7:30pm) when both children AND parents can participate.

do you offer standardized testing?

As a field, speech-language pathologists are moving away from standardized testing to definitively define speech and language disorders. There is increasing evidence that speech/language samples, response to intervention, dynamic assessment and narratives can provide more information about a child's skills. As a result, I do NOT offer norms-based standardized testing. All evaluations that I complete with your child will be written as comprehensive descriptions of your child's skills, including strengths and weaknesses. These may or may not be considered by a school or medical team when making educational or medical diagnoses.

do you accept insurance?

No. My rates are less than half of other clinics in the area because I am the owner and sole employee. In order to keep my rates extremely low, I do not accept insurance. I accept cash, check, or electronic payment, such as Venmo, immediately after services.

what are your rates?

Rates depend on the time and location of your therapy session. In-person therapy sessions have added charges based on the time/distance that I must travel.

Teletherapy services are:
30 minutes - $50
45 minutes - $75

what is your cancelation policy?

Cancelations must be communicated 24 hours in advance. Failure to cancel with sufficient notification will result in a $20 cancelation fee that must be paid before any additional sessions. Exceptions for emergencies will be made at my discretion.

Can we just "try it out" for a session?

Of course! It is extremely important for us to get to know each other a little and decide if we would work well together. I provide a free 30-minute consultation meeting to everyone interested in services. Email me at cheri@superpowerspeech.com so we can set up our consultation!

Email: cheri@superpowerspeech.com

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