Mary Marino, director of rehabilitative services, has always focused on the big picture. Early in her career, she worked as a speech-language pathologist, coming up with ideas and solutions to help her pediatric patients overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Later, looking at the big picture meant joining a team that helped to streamline Akron Children’s separate […]
Kathleen Considine speaks up to say, “I’m retiring!”
Kathleen Considine, manager of speech pathology, found her calling in life in elementary school. Kathleen, who comes from a large, close-knit family, saw how speech and language therapy helped her younger brother transform from a struggling first grader into a straight-A student. By the time Kathleen graduated from high school, she had decided to become […]
Putting a stop to stuttering
From the first utterances of “mama” and “dada” to poignant questions like, “Why is the sky blue?,” a child’s speech development is one of her most important and exciting milestones. For as many as 5% of toddlers, however, this development may be hindered by the use of repeated words, phrases or drawn out syllables that […]
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