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Jodi Sommer, From Play to Words

Jodi Sommer is the Director of From Play to Words Inc., a paediatric therapy company and the Executive Director of Learning From Play, a non-profit providing educational support to preschoolers with special needs. 

Jodi has been working as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) in the Edmonton area for over twelve years. She has been active in both the autism and Down syndrome community throughout this time, offering both individual and group consultative services. Jodi has worked in Early Education classrooms and provided consultative services to a number of school districts and preschool settings.

Jodi is highly sought after for her motor speech therapy approach, PROMPT. Jodi is one of 40 Certified PROMPT Instructors in the world, and one of three in Canada, and travels to teach other SLPs about motor speech treatment.

Jodi's play-based  but systematic approach to language treatment sets her apart from other agencies. She provides parent training and practice in small increments that build on each other and can be completed easily in daily activities, reducing the stress of additional homework on already busy families.

Therapy at From Play to Words is silly, loud and fun! It is a "You can do it! Let me help you!" environment. Jodi is constantly building on client's strengths to increase skills across the Cognitive-Linguistic, Physical-Sensory and Social-Emotional domains. Jodi only hires SLPs that she has personally trained. Her staff is hand-picked for their knowledge-base and she has exceptionally high standards.

On the rare occasions when Jodi isn't working, she is spending time geo-caching, rock climbing, movie watching or thrill seeking with her three young boys.

To learn more about From Play to Words visit fromplaytowords.com