Barbara Sweeney, MS CCC-SLP


Speech-Language Pathologist

Certification and Licensure

Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, North Carolina and New York

ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competency

Specialized Training

Sequential Oral Sensory (S.O.S) Approach to Feeding

Pediatric Dysphagia: The Brain-Mouth-Gut Connection

Intro to PROMPT

Practical Therapy Techniques for Apraxia and Dysarthria

Coaching Model

Gastroenterological Issues in Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders

Integrating Sensory Integration Principles into Speech-Language Therapy

Sign Language

Experience

Early Intervention Therapy and Feeding

Down Syndrome, Moebius Syndrome, Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome, Rett Syndrome

Autism

Cerebral Palsy

Neurological Impairments

Sensory Feeding Delays/Disorder

Developmental delays

G-Tube

Medically Fragile

Microcephaly

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Speech Sound Disorders

Apraxia

Hearing Loss

Bio

Barbara is a recent transplant to North Carolina from Long Island, New York. She graduated with her Masters degree from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York and has been working within various settings for the last 25+ years. Barbara began her career working with preschool age children as well as working in a private practice with school age children. She shifted her focus to early intervention and home-based therapies working with families for 10 years with a specific focus on infant and toddler feeding.  Barbara has worked for the last 11 years with a special needs preschool serving children birth to five years of age with various disabilities (Down syndrome, autism, genetic disorders).  She has enjoyed working alongside talented Occupational and Physical therapists and engages children with a “whole child approach”.

Barbara has accumulated a wide range of experience and skill throughout her 25+-year career as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Her love and passion has been in the area of pediatric feeding and nutrition as well as working with medically fragile children. She enjoys working with families to establish feeding plans that work within their family and believes “parents are partners in the process”. She has a wide range of experience with various disabilities as well as children with intellectual disabilities.

Barbara has worked with IPad based alternative and augmentative communication Apps including Snap + Core, Touch Chat and Go Talk as well as AAC devices. She has experience with picture communication boards as well as using sign language with non-verbal children as a bridge to language use.

Barbara enjoys engaging children in play within their natural environments to facilitate language development and communication as well as partnering with parents and family members in the therapeutic process.