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Telepractice Services

COVID19 UPDATE:

As the Founder and Director of Children’s Communication Center, I want to assure you that we are committed to the health and safety of you and your family. Therefore, based on the current recommendations for social distancing, we have transitioned to the sole use of our Telepractice for Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) services.

The coronavirus has rearranged our lives and schedules, but we are determined to continue providing SLP & related services to our current, alum, and new families through our Telepractice. 

We know the importance of routines for our little ones, and if we are honest, all of us. Our use of Telepractice will establish consistency and familiarity during this challenging time. And, that will be beneficial for each of us. Stay safe and well!

“See” you soon,

Lori Savage Grayson

Introducing Our Telepractice

Welcome to Children’s Communication Center’s newest option for providing our high quality, well managed, and professional Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) and Corporate Speech Communication (CSCS) services.

Based on guidelines from The American Speech-Language-Hearing-Association, the term Telepractice has been adopted for our SLP services. However, you may also hear the terms telehealth, teletherapy, telemedicine, telespeech and speech teletherapy.

What is Telepractice?

Telepractice connects you (the client/patient) to the us (the Speech-Language Pathologist) at a different location. The addition of telepractice will allow us to expand how we deliver our SLP services to your and your families.

Telepractice is not a different service, rather it is a different option for delivering our services.

How Does Telepractice Work?

The platform that we select for our SLP telepractice will allow us to communicate via the internet. You/your family will incur no additional fees or need any special device programs. However, you will need to have a reliable internet connection, a computer or device with a webcam, and speakers or headset.

Is Telepractice Effective?

According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), “Telepractice has been used to evaluate and treat people of all ages. Researchers have found few differences between telepractice and in-person services…”

Telepractice is used widely with toddlers through adults for the full range of SLP & related services.

Answers To Common Questions

When Will Telepractice Be Available?

Our Director, Lori Savage Grayson, designed this Center’s telepractice option with a roll out date corresponding with May is Better Hearing and Speech Month 2020 where the theme will be “Communication at Work”. Our telepractice services launched in March 2020.

What About In-Person Sessions?

Telepractice sessions are in addition to our current delivery service options. Together with the SLP, each family will determine the best option. No one delivery service excludes another. So, you can schedule in-person and/or with telepractice as appropriate.

What Is The Training For Providing Telepractice Services?

While there are no specific requirements, ASHA does recommend that “…professionals need training or experience to deliver services at a distance.” We are proud to share that our Director, has both!

How Do I Learn More?

Please contact us to learn how our Speech-Language Pathology, Corporate Speech Communication and Consultation telepractice services may benefit you or your family.



Fabulous Family Fun #2 (Hint: Chocolate is involved)

25 Family Activities Celebrating 25 Years! 

We are celebrating with you and sharing 25 activities enjoyed by our families over the past 25 years.

We all know that summer requires shade and indoor options, but most of the activities can be adapted to year round fun!

Edible Kitchen Science! 

YaYa’s in the Kitchen creating chocolate chip brownies with fresh organic raspberries and local organic blueberries from Green Meadows Farm (GMF).

YaYa and YoYo were in the blueberry fields on opening day 2019 at GMF.

Since many families have a favorite brownie recipe or mix, use what you prefer or try a new recipe. Then, add 1 cup of fresh berries and fold them gently into your batter.

YES, YaYa also added 1/2 cup of chocolate chips!

You can use one berry or any combination that works for your family. If you choose strawberries or blackberries, you may want to slice or quarter them.

We suggest that you allow your little ones choose the type of berries and the topping.

Today, YaYa sprinkled the top of the batter with sliced almonds before baking. But, you can stir nuts into the batter or omit nuts if that is not your “thing”.

Be sure to visit YaYa’s other recipes for more family baking fun!

Do You Have Concerns?

If you have a specific speech, languageliteracy, communication or social skills concern, do not hesitate to contact us!

Our Director, Lori Savage Grayson, will be glad to speak with you and answer your questions about how Speech-Language Pathology services with Children’s Communication Center might benefit your family.

NOTE: These family activity posts are meant to show that daily activities are beneficial to the development of SLP and related skills. However, the posts are not intended to replace SLP or other professional services.


Fabulous Family Fun #1

25 Family Activities Celebrating 25 Years! 

We are celebrating with you and sharing 25 activities enjoyed by this Center’s families over the past 25 years.

We all know that summer requires shade and indoor options, but most of the activities can be adapted to year round fun!

So let the fun begin…

Starting with our #1 hit, Gooey Goop & Slippery Slime

To increase easy clean up, use aprons and table & floor coverings!

Since pictures are helpful, be sure to visit the recipe for details and a preview!

For other edible and non-edible family kitchen science activities, visit YaYa’s in the Kitchen.

Each of our 25 Fabulous Family Fun activities allows for language, literacy, learning, communication and social interaction opportunities.

Be sure to include your little ones, your older children and teens as well.

Do You Have Concerns?

If you have a specific speech, languageliteracy, communication or social skills concern, do not hesitate to contact us!

Our Director, Lori Savage Grayson, will be glad to speak with you and answer your questions about how Speech-Language Pathology services with Children’s Communication Center might benefit your family.

NOTE: These family activity posts are meant to show that daily activities are beneficial to the development of SLP and related skills. However, the posts are not intended to replace SLP or other professional services.


YaYa’s in the Kitchen with YoYo: Cauliflower Parmesan


YaYa’s in the Kitchen with YoYo!

YoYo is excited to wear his birthday gift from special friends. His own apron!
Prepare the cauliflower by washing and trimming.
Slice the cauliflower into one inch pieces. Yes, some will fall apart, it’s fine!
Brush or use your hands to put olive oil on both sides of the cauliflower.
We baked on parchment as it helps with clean-up!

Season with salt and pepper. We used a combo of Himalayan and Kosher salts
and freshly ground mixed pepper.
Roast at 425 degrees F for about 35 minutes (carefully turning once midway
when the bottoms are golden brown) and cooking until both sides are golden brown.
The time will depend on your oven. We cooked ours 45 minutes total.
Now, spoon on your favorite marinara sauce. We used our all time favorite
homemade sauce from Aunt Carla’s recipe. We prepared it last Fall with the
freshly picked tomatoes from the local farm we visited. Since it was frozen,
we simmered it and added a bit more tomato paste to thicken it.
Next, we sprinkled each piece with shredded Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses.
Save some of each cheese for adding when you serve. Broil till bubbly & melted!
How gorgeous is this ooey gooey melted cheese on our beautiful cauliflower?
We served it with a crisp mixed salad and a crusty warmed multigrain baton.
Of course, we drizzled Denissimo balsamic from our friends at Smashing Olive!
Garnish with more cheese, fresh basil and red pepper flakes.

For the recipe and more details…

If you’d like to read the Delish recipe and watch the video that inspired us, watch here!

Enjoy and be sure to follow YaYa’s in the Kitchen for more family cooking & baking memories!

I do believe YoYo said, “This was the best ever!”

Contact us for questions on this recipe or to learn how Children’s Communication Center may be able to help your family.

Lori (YaYa)



YaYa’s in the Kitchen: Peach & Blueberry Crumble

What’s a YaYa to Do?

When a box arrives on a Saturday afternoon and your husband suggests you open it, well you open it!

A new beautiful pie plate inside with a sweet note, “A treat for YaYa’s Kitchen!”

It is true, life is timing as YoYo just picked tomatoes at a local farm and also came home with fresh Georgia peaches. Our fridge and freezer are also filled with hand-picked with local organic blueberries the two weekends prior.

Hmmm…What’s a YaYa to do? 

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