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Clarke Communication Services
Offering Speech, Feeding, and Orofacial Myology Treatment in a nurturing environment.
Nikki Clarke, M.S., CCC-SLP
(and amazing husband)
Clarke Communication Services is a privately owned speech therapy practice located in Central Maryland
Nikki Clarke has been practicing as a Speech-Language Pathologist for more than 25 years. She is a Maryland Licensed, ASHA certified Speech Pathologist and has formal training in Orofacial Myology.
Nikki prides herself in working very closely with families to achieve optimal results as quickly as possible. Caregivers and parents will learn techniques and strategies that they can integrate into their daily lives and implement immediately. Nikki's main goal is to provide the highest quality services that meet the needs of the entire family and help client's achieve maximum success.
Our goal is to help your child improve his or her nutritional intake in a safe and nurturing environment. Nikki utilizes systematic sensory, oral motor, and positive behavioral approaches to treatment of feeding and picky eating disorders.
Nikki is trained in PROMPT, TalkTools Oral Placement Therapy, and Kaufman-Apraxia programs. Her training in Orofacial Myology is essential in remediating the R, S, Z, CH, J and SH sound errors (if your child has been in therapy for many years to remediate these sounds, he/she likely has a myofunctional disorder! This won't be corrected until underlying muscle dysfunction is corrected.)
Our goal is to normalize resting postures of the tongue, eliminate tongue thrust, and improve swallowing functioning. Orofacial myological treatment is effective in preventing orthodontic relapse. This therapy is ESSENTIAL for Pre-and post- frenectomy!
Nikki is skilled at treating language based learning disorders, expressive and receptive disorders, and pragmatic language disorders. She is trained in the Verbal Behavior approach (among others) for assisting individuals with ASD in improving communication.
Oral function cannot be separated from the whole body. The goal is to create space, strength, flexibility, and stability in the body in order to create space, stability, and typical function in the neck, head, jaw and oral structures. Many oral therapies fail because of the weakness & instability in the body.
Nikki is trained in myofascial release, which results in improved mobility, symmetry, coordination and strength in the structures necessary for respiration, phonation, articulation, resonance and swallowing.
Hours of Operation
We are located at 1522 Liberty Road, Suite. Turn onto Longmeadow Drive, drive to the BACK of Harper's Appliances. We are the office on the far right.
Nikki is an in-network provider for Cigna, United Healthcare, Aetna, Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, and Medicaid insurances.
"Tyler's progress has been amazing. Tyler was born with Down syndrome and has difficulty with expressive language and articulation. Over the past year, Tyler's language has exploded. He speaks in four word sentences consistently and more recently in 5-6 word sentences."
-Jennifer, Mother of Tyler
"The techniques and ideas Nikki shares with us have not only helped our daughter progress in her speech and feeding, but have also strengthened the bond of our family as we work together to incorporate each therapeutic practice into our daily life."
-Kristy, Mother of June
Nikki Clarke is the best speech therapist in this region. Her knowledge, expertise and experience sets her apart from all other therapists. After just one conversation with her, you will develop trust and respect for her practice philosophy. She believes in putting her clients above all else and is sincerely invested in their growth and development. She is truly a rare professional and a vital asset for anyone who needs speech therapy services for themselves or their loved ones.
NIkki is absolutely the best!!!! When my child was younger and we needed some speech help I found gold when I connected with Nikki. She is caring, fun, sensitive and highly skilled. I am so grateful to Nikki for the help that she gave us. She is incredible. I would have traveled to see her but I was so grateful that she was local. I would give more than 5 stars if I could!