Ruth W. Bass, MS, CCC-SLP

- Licensed and Certified Pediatric Speech and Language Pathologist

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Island Therapies specializes in​ a variety of​ intervention​s​ with children from ​infancy​ through high school who have speech and language impairments and is currently providing diagnostic and therapeutic speech and language services to children who have abnormal auditory perception, childhood apraxia of speech, articulation disorders, auditory processing deficits, phonological disorders, receptive and/or expressive language disorders, developmental and neurogenic fluency disorders, oral/speech motor disorders, tongue thrust, and word retrieval difficulties.​ ​

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We assess, treat, and help prevent speech and language disorders, cognitive communication, voice, swallowing, fluency, and other related impairments which are treated through individual and/or group therapy. We help patients develop and/or recover reliable communication and swallowing skills so they can fulfill their educational, vocational and social roles.

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☃️ Sunday Funnies ☃️
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Hope your holiday parties are filled with fat free fun!! So far... mine have not! 😂
#slp #slt #slplife #slpeeps #apraxia #stuttering #speechtherapy ##speechandlanguagepathogy #speechpathology #parenting #communicationsciencesanddisorders #socialskills #nsslha #ashaweb #aworldofdifference!

☃️ Sunday Funnies ☃️ ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️ Hope your holiday parties are filled with fat free fun!! So far... mine have not! 😂 #slp #slt #slplife #slpeeps #apraxia #stuttering #speechtherapy ##speechandlanguagepathogy #speechpathology #parenting #communicationsciencesanddisorders #socialskills #nsslha #ashaweb #aworldofdifference!

💫 Today’s Joy! 💫
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So fortunate are we that as SLPs we get to teach far more than speech and language. 
#slplife #slpeeps #parenting #gratitude #kindness #gentleness #friendship #generosity #empathy #socialskills #speechtherapy #speechpathology #apraxia #stuttering #autism #aspergers #californiaslp #hawaiislp #teletherapyslp #privatepracticeslp #aworldofdifference!

💫 Today’s Joy! 💫 ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ So fortunate are we that as SLPs we get to teach far more than speech and language. #slplife #slpeeps #parenting #gratitude #kindness #gentleness #friendship #generosity #empathy #socialskills #speechtherapy #speechpathology #apraxia #stuttering #autism #aspergers #californiaslp #hawaiislp #teletherapyslp #privatepracticeslp #aworldofdifference!

😂 Today’s Cutest 😂✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨
While working on fluency with this little guy, he was learning the characters' names in the Candy Land game. When he drew the “Plumpy” card, he was thinking about “Mr. Mint” and “Mr. Trump” came outta his mouth. His dad said, “They sorta resemble each other” and I nearly fell over holding back the laughter! Kids are so cute!! #slp #slt #fluency #stutter #stuttering #stammer #stammering #fluencytherapy #speechtherapy #lidcombeprogram #nationsutteringassociation #stutteringfoundation #aisstutter #speechpathology #speechlanguagepathology #speechandlanguagepathogy #slplife #slpeeps #privatepracticeslp #aworldofdifference!

😂 Today’s Cutest 😂✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ While working on fluency with this little guy, he was learning the characters' names in the Candy Land game. When he drew the “Plumpy” card, he was thinking about “Mr. Mint” and “Mr. Trump” came outta his mouth. His dad said, “They sorta resemble each other” and I nearly fell over holding back the laughter! Kids are so cute!! #slp #slt #fluency #stutter #stuttering #stammer #stammering #fluencytherapy #speechtherapy #lidcombeprogram #nationsutteringassociation #stutteringfoundation #aisstutter #speechpathology #speechlanguagepathology #speechandlanguagepathogy #slplife #slpeeps #privatepracticeslp #aworldofdifference!

💫💫 Today’s Tip 💫💫 ✨✨✨✨✨✨
Stuttering can be extremely challenging and doesn’t disappear without hard work. For those who are working on their speech, it may take a lot of time and practice. For many, it may persist. For everyone, self-confidence is at stake and your friendship, understanding, and patience goes a long way.

#slp #slt #stutter #stuttering #stammer #stammering #internationalstutteringawareness #speechtherapy #speechpathology #speechlanguagepathology #speechandlanguagepathology #slplife #slpeeps #CaliforniaSLP #HawaiiSLP #privatepracticeSLP #teletherapySLP #telepracticeSLP #nationalstutteringassociation #aisstutter #stutteringfoundation #michaelpalincentre #fluency #speechtherapist #communicationskills #parenting #aworldofdifference!

💫💫 Today’s Tip 💫💫 ✨✨✨✨✨✨ Stuttering can be extremely challenging and doesn’t disappear without hard work. For those who are working on their speech, it may take a lot of time and practice. For many, it may persist. For everyone, self-confidence is at stake and your friendship, understanding, and patience goes a long way. #slp #slt #stutter #stuttering #stammer #stammering #internationalstutteringawareness #speechtherapy #speechpathology #speechlanguagepathology #speechandlanguagepathology #slplife #slpeeps #CaliforniaSLP #HawaiiSLP #privatepracticeSLP #teletherapySLP #telepracticeSLP #nationalstutteringassociation #aisstutter #stutteringfoundation #michaelpalincentre #fluency #speechtherapist #communicationskills #parenting #aworldofdifference!

💫 Today’s Tip 💫
✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ People often think that the reason a person stutters is because they’re nervous. Although it’s a good theory, it’s not the case. Please maintain eye contact, be a good listener, and wait for them to finish what they’re saying  without interrupting with, “Relax” or “Slow down” or “Take a deep breath”. These things have not been found to be helpful. Your patience will not go unnoticed!! 😀 Thank you!! #slp #slt #stutter #stuttering #stammer #stammering #internationalstutteringawareness #speechtherapy #speechpathology #speechandlanguagepathology #SLPlife #SLPeeps #CaliforniaSLP #HawaiiSLP #privatepracticeSLP #teletherapySLP #telepracticeSLP 
#nationalstutteringassociation #aisstutter #stutteringfoundation #aworldofdifference!

💫 Today’s Tip 💫 ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ People often think that the reason a person stutters is because they’re nervous. Although it’s a good theory, it’s not the case. Please maintain eye contact, be a good listener, and wait for them to finish what they’re saying without interrupting with, “Relax” or “Slow down” or “Take a deep breath”. These things have not been found to be helpful. Your patience will not go unnoticed!! 😀 Thank you!! #slp #slt #stutter #stuttering #stammer #stammering #internationalstutteringawareness #speechtherapy #speechpathology #speechandlanguagepathology #SLPlife #SLPeeps #CaliforniaSLP #HawaiiSLP #privatepracticeSLP #teletherapySLP #telepracticeSLP #nationalstutteringassociation #aisstutter #stutteringfoundation #aworldofdifference!

✨✨✨✨ 🕎 Happy Hanukkah ✡️
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#speechpathology #speechtherapy 
#stuttering 
#autism
#aspergers
#communicationdisorders 
#aworldofdifference!

✨✨✨✨ 🕎 Happy Hanukkah ✡️ ✨✨✨✨ #speechpathology #speechtherapy #stuttering #autism #aspergers #communicationdisorders #aworldofdifference!

😂 Sunday Funnies 😂
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#parenting #slp #slt #slplife #slpeeps #speechtherapy #speechpathology #speechlanguagepathology #speechandlanguagepathology #californiaSLP #hawaiiSLP #teletherapySLP #telepracticeSLP
#kidssaythedarndestthings #aworldofdifference!

😂 Sunday Funnies 😂 ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ #parenting #slp #slt #slplife #slpeeps #speechtherapy #speechpathology #speechlanguagepathology #speechandlanguagepathology #californiaSLP #hawaiiSLP #teletherapySLP #telepracticeSLP #kidssaythedarndestthings #aworldofdifference!

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Listen to the message, not how it’s delivered. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨
#parenting #stuttering #stutter #stammering #stammer #fluencydisorder #internationalstutteringawareness #communicationskills #slp #slt #slpeeps #slplife #speechtherapy #privatepracticeSLP #CaliforniaSLP #HawaiiSLP #aworldofdifference!

💫💫 Today’s Tip 💫💫 ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ Listen to the message, not how it’s delivered. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ #parenting #stuttering #stutter #stammering #stammer #fluencydisorder #internationalstutteringawareness #communicationskills #slp #slt #slpeeps #slplife #speechtherapy #privatepracticeSLP #CaliforniaSLP #HawaiiSLP #aworldofdifference!

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If your child stutters, it’s a good idea to schedule daily time to take away the pressure to talk. Children need time to enjoy games and/or activities where they can speak freely without expectations or pressure. You’ll be glad you did and they’ll love you for it! ✨
#stuttering #stutteringfoundation #nationalstutteringassociation #michaelpalincentre #stammering #slplife #slpeeps #slp #slt #parenting #speechtherapy #communicationskills #childdevelopment #speechtherapist #fluency #speechpathology #CaliforniaSLP #HawaiiSLP #privatepracticeSLP #aworldofdifference!

💫💫 Today’s Tip 💫💫 ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ If your child stutters, it’s a good idea to schedule daily time to take away the pressure to talk. Children need time to enjoy games and/or activities where they can speak freely without expectations or pressure. You’ll be glad you did and they’ll love you for it! ✨ #stuttering #stutteringfoundation #nationalstutteringassociation #michaelpalincentre #stammering #slplife #slpeeps #slp #slt #parenting #speechtherapy #communicationskills #childdevelopment #speechtherapist #fluency #speechpathology #CaliforniaSLP #HawaiiSLP #privatepracticeSLP #aworldofdifference!

💫💫 Today’s Tip 💫💫
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Looking for sayings, idioms, metaphors, similes, double meanings... or just a good laugh? Check out this fun book!!
#slp #slt #slplife #slpeeps #speechtherapy #autism #aspergers #socialskills #communicationdisorders  #communicationsciencesanddisorders #californiaslp #hawaiislp #speechpathology #speechlanguagepathology #speechandlanguagepathology #aworldofdifference!

💫💫 Today’s Tip 💫💫 ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ Looking for sayings, idioms, metaphors, similes, double meanings... or just a good laugh? Check out this fun book!! #slp #slt #slplife #slpeeps #speechtherapy #autism #aspergers #socialskills #communicationdisorders #communicationsciencesanddisorders #californiaslp #hawaiislp #speechpathology #speechlanguagepathology #speechandlanguagepathology #aworldofdifference!

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Kids say the darndest things - especially Dennis! ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨
#parenting #slp #slt #slplife #slpeeps #sundayfunnies #socialskills #speechtherapy #aworldofdifference!

💫💫 Sunday Funnies 💫💫 ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ Kids say the darndest things - especially Dennis! ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ #parenting #slp #slt #slplife #slpeeps #sundayfunnies #socialskills #speechtherapy #aworldofdifference!

💫💫 Today’s Tip 💫💫✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨
Get this book! It’s a fun way to teach social skills & good table manners. It’s really funny & has curious vignettes with a multiple choice Q & A on each page. Hilarious, actually!! •
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#parenting #slp #slt #slplife #slpeeps #socialskills #autism #aspergers #languageintervention #speechtherapy #speechpathology #speechlanguagepathology #speechandlanguagepathology #californiaslp #hawaiislp #aworldofdifference!

💫💫 Today’s Tip 💫💫✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ Get this book! It’s a fun way to teach social skills & good table manners. It’s really funny & has curious vignettes with a multiple choice Q & A on each page. Hilarious, actually!! • • #parenting #slp #slt #slplife #slpeeps #socialskills #autism #aspergers #languageintervention #speechtherapy #speechpathology #speechlanguagepathology #speechandlanguagepathology #californiaslp #hawaiislp #aworldofdifference!

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