About Angie Golden
Hello, and welcome to FYI Speech Therapy! My name is Angie Golden. I’ve been a practicing speech-language pathologist for the last nine years. I currently work in early intervention services in the State of Nevada with children birth to three years old. I travel all over Southern Nevadavisiting families’ homes and teaching them strategies so their children can achieve their speech therapy goals.
Parents are the most critical part of a child’s success in speech therapy. I am a firm believer that a speech pathologist’s job is not simply to spend some time with a child and give him or her back to the parent. My job is to teach parents so they can continue with the strategies long after I’ve left. There’s nothing better than seeing the light in the eyes of a parent and child when they’re working together.
Some Of My Specialties
I work with a broad spectrum of children from minor speech delays to more severe motor and cognitive impairments such as autism, cerebral palsy, and genetic metabolic disorders. Over the years, I’ve developed some specialties, and I hope my additional insight in those areas will be useful to you.
- Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC): I completed my master’s thesis in this specialty, and I continue to pursue it today. I regularly work with alternative forms of communication from sign language to devices like the Dynavox. In addition to working with families, I also consult with various agencies regarding eligibility of children for use of different forms of AAC.
- Feeding therapy: I am trained in various forms of feeding therapy, and I regularly work with children who have feeding tubes (g-tubes) or who have feeding issues that require a swallow study to determine exactly what the child needs.
Education And Other Experience
I received my Masters in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Washington and my Bachelors in Communicative Disorders from the University of Redlands. Through my clinical work and private practice, I’ve worked with people of all ages and with all types of speech-language issues.
Before my husband and I moved to Nevada, I worked as an SLP for Logan Heights Family Health Center in San Diego, California.
My goal is for this site to be a resource for parents and children to get the most out of each speech therapy session. It sometimes takes hard work and a lot of time, but the rewards are more than worth it.
I encourage you to ask lots of questions whether by commenting on one of the posts or emailing me directly.
-Angie (contact me)