Jane Shook's Biography

Biography

Jane Shook, M.S., CCC, SLPJane Shook, M.S., CCC, SLP is the Director of the Center for Therapeutic Strategies located in Dallas, Texas. She received her M.S. from North Texas State University, and subsequently was awarded a graduate fellowship in Speech-Language Pathology. She has over thirty years experience in public school and private practice, with a specialty in working with children and adults who have processing and other language and learning disabilities using a sensory integration model since 1973. Her early years of being a public school speech pathologist and a developmental teacher for a private Dallas school for learning disabilities helped shape her interest in linguistic processing. Her philosophy of therapy is that a wise teacher makes learning fun, even if it is hard work.

For seven years Jane worked from her home while raising her two preschool children. During that time, she held weekly neighborhood preschool enrichment classes with a multi-sensory model in neighborhood homes. This experience gave her the vision of using small groups to facilitate changes in children. When her children entered school, she opened an independent practice serving numerous private schools in the northeast region of the Dallas metroplex. In 1990, she began working at a multi-professional sensory integration facility where she was the lead speech pathologist. During that seventeen year tenure, Jane developed treatment models for collaborating and co-treating across the disciplines of speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, social work, and art therapy. In 2006, she formed the Center for Therapeutic Strategies to address the overwhelming need for families and individuals to receive direction in planning therapy strategies, as well as providing speech therapy.

In addition to traditional speech therapy, she has trained in the fields of praxis/oral-motor planning for speech and swallowing, play therapy, multi-sensory processing and modulation regulation techniques, craniosacral therapy (through the levels of pediatrics and somatic emotional release II), interactive metronome, and neuro-development with musical devices through bone conduction delivery.

Jane is past president of the not-for-profit agency SI Challenge, which assisted families dealing with ASD, and served on the board for six years. She helped facilitate family camping, taught parent classes on utilizing sensory strategies to maintain organized alertness, and spoke on other related topics at various workshops and conferences. Currently she lectures on the many facets of treating sensory processing disorders. Jane is highly regarded as an expert in her specialized field of linguistic processing disorders using innovative, eclectic approaches with cutting-edge therapeutic tools, and consults with families and professionals from around the world. The Center for Therapeutic Strategies continues to grow and has earned a reputation for excellence, warmth, and successful outcomes.

Training

  • American Speech and Hearing Association’s Certified Clinical Competency in Speech Language Pathology
  • Certified in The Listening Program Bone Conduction, Therapeutic Listening, and Rhythmic Entrainment sound therapy systems
  • Certified in Interactive Metronome
  • Trained in swallowing and oral motor therapy strategies by Garliner, Beckman, Marshalla, and Boshart
  • Trained in TherapyWorks Alert Program
  • Trained in CranioSacral Therapy
  • Trained in Lindamood Bell’s program of Auditory Discrimination, Visualizing and Verbalizing
  • Trained in Kephart visual-motor integration therapy
  • Trained in filial and play therapy with Dr. Gary Landreth, Ph.D., world-renowned play therapy professor and researcher
  • Trained in DIR Floor time model developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan, M.D.

Experience

  • Over 30 years of experience in speech pathology in public school and private practice
  • Specialties in language and cognitive delays, auditory processing dysfunction, learning differences, swallowing, and disordered written language outcomes
  • Past President of SI Challenge, not-for-profit agency serving families with processing disorders through recreation and education
  • Frequent speaker on speech, language, and processing topics in the areas above to parents and professionals through SI Challenge, Lakewood Pediatric Therapy, and Casa View Speech and Language Service
  • Knowledgeable in nutrition, sensory diet, and other current treatment strategies for various processing disorders
  • Experienced in treating individuals with:
    • Auditory Processing Disorders
    • ADHD
    • High Functioning Language Processing Disorders
    • Learning Differences
    • Dyslexia
    • Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Receptive and Expressive Oral Language Delays
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Written Language Delays
    • Developmental Delays—Slow Learning, Mentally Challenged
    • Voice Disorders
    • Swallowing and Feeding Difficulties
    • Voice Disorders
    • Fluency Disorders
 
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