Should I Have my Child Evaluated for a Feeding Disorder? Does your child… Experience extreme anxiety or exhibit behaviors during mealtime? Find mealtime to be an exhausting process that requires too much time and energy to complete? Have difficulty tolerating a variety of food groups? Require you to prepare a separate meal from the family […]
About Stephanie Sorrentino
Stephanie Sorrentino is a certified speech-language pathologist (CCC-SLP) who recently joined North Shore Pediatric Therapy in September of 2015. Stephanie is accredited by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), with Illinois Licensure, and has a Professional Educator License, which allows her to work in the school setting. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Interpersonal Communication, Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders, and her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology, at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.
She completed her Clinical Fellowship year with EBS Healthcare, through Beach Park Middle School and Our Lady of Humility Parish in Beach Park, Illinois, in addition to a hospital fellowship (with both children and adults) at Northwestern Medicine’s Lake Forest Hospital in the Department of Rehabilitation services. Stephanie continues to work at Lake Forest Hospital in both the inpatient and outpatient speech therapy services on a monthly basis. She is Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) Certified, a program that is primarily used for adult patients with voice disorders as a result of Parkinson’s disease, but also used for pediatric patients with cerebral palsy.
Stephanie’s extensive training and experience allows her to treat a variety of needs/disorders including (but not limited to): Autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, pediatric dysphagia/feeding difficulties, apraxia of speech, articulation/phonology, fluency (stuttering), craniofacial abnormalities/syndromes, central auditory processing disorder, language processing disorder, word-finding, and pediatric traumatic brain injury.
Stephanie enjoys working with the little ones who are still learning to talk or the older children that can’t seem to stop! Regardless, she certainly is committed to helping all children discover their confidence despite their challenges with communication. She is extremely passionate about caregiver/family education in regard to treatment and is a strong advocate for the children and their loved ones that she serves.
Entries by Stephanie Sorrentino
An articulation disorder occurs when a child produces a distorted sound, such as a lisp (i.e., incorrect tongue placement during /s, z/ sounds) or an /r/ sound with a “flat” or vowelized quality (“spiduh” for “spider”). It is worth noting that an “articulation disorder” has become a generalized label used to also describe patterns of […]