speech therapy

Evidence-based

and client-centered communication, literacy skills and orofacial myofunctional therapy.

A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO THERAPY

Welcome to SkillBuilders Speech Therapy, where we aim to dive deep into the cause of each individual's challenges to develop a comprehensive, engaging, and personally tailored treatment plan that leads to successful outcomes. Our mission is to work collaboratively with families, spending time getting to know parents as well as we do their children. We create open channels of communication to ensure we remain a resource through all aspects of the therapeutic journey. And if you have questions, comments, or concerns, our ears are always open. That’s what we mean by collaboration!

In order to increase access to our specialized services, our services are provided at our practice, in community preschools, and online via telehealth.

OUR SERVICES

SPEECH SOUND

DISORDERS & CHILDHOOD APRAXIA OF SPEECH

speech therapy

LANGUAGE DELAYS

& DISORDERS

language therapy

OROFACIAL MYOFUNCTIONAL DISORDERS

OROFACIAL MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY

LITERACY

SKILLS

literacy therapy
MEET BETH-ANNE
Beth-Anne Kanecke, M.S., CCC-SLP
Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist

Beth-Anne is an experienced speech-language pathologist who also has had family members deeply impacted by speech sound disorders, giving her a unique perspective and a deeper understanding of the therapeutic journey. She understands the concerns parents have about their child's speech-language development and devotes time to answer questions and provide parent education during therapy sessions. 

 

As a natural problem-solver, Beth-Anne aims to identify the factors that may be contributing to the presenting problem to offer highly personalized treatment that is both effiicient and effective. Communication is the human way of engaging with the world around us. Beth-Anne is committed to helping every individual find their voice and the confidence to use it.

 

After a decade of working in New York City, Beth-Anne is happy to return to her home state of Maine and share her passion for providing comprehensive speech and language therapy services as well as orofacial myofunctional therapy with her community. 

Beth-Anne graduated summa cum laude from the Communication Sciences Program at Hunter College and is a recipient of the ASHA ACE award for continuing education studies.

GETTING STARTED

1

We will begin with a consultation call to discuss your concerns and answer your questions. If an evaluation is recommended, we will schedule your initial session with one of our therapists. 

2

Our services begin with an evaluation, allowing us to develop an understanding of the contributing factors to an individual's challenges. Following the evaluation, we will collaborate to develop an individualized treatment plan.

3

Once therapy begins, we will meet in our practice or online via telehealth. We also work with some area preschools. The frequency and length of our therapy sessions will be determined by the goals and preferences of the client and family.

4

We are committed to delivering effective therapy so that every client can improve. We will take data throughout our sessions to ensure we are making progress toward achieving lasting success.

NOW SERVING CLIENTS AT OUR NEW LOCATION

We are excited to offer services for clients in our new clinic space located in Stevens Square Community Center. The newly converted community center is a cornerstone of Deering Center and strives to build community through an all-in-one concept featuring health and wellness, office space, recreational and cultural activities, and dining.

Stevens Square is a historic building and due to building constraints, there is no elevator. Please let us know if you require handicapped access.

​631 Stevens Avenue, Suite 204

Portland, ME  04103

Phone: (207) 370-0384

Click here for directions.

SkillBuilders Speech Therapy