Mary Irene Burtis is a speech pathologist with over 25 years of experience. Ms. Burtis’s expertise can support fluency and articulation disorders as well as apraxia. In addition, she works with individuals of all ages who have Down syndrome for speech and oral motor difficulties. For the treatment of fluency disorders, Ms. Burtis is a premier provider of the anti-stuttering SpeechEasy device. Stuttering modification and fluency-enhancing strategies are also provided to meet individual needs and to maximize the benefits of the SpeechEasy (www.speacheasy.com).
When treating onset of stuttering in preschool and young elementary school children, the Lidcombe Program of Early Stuttering Intervention is provided. With advanced training in oral motor techniques, Debra Beckman, Pam Marshalla, and Talk Tools Oral Placement Therapy, and training in the Prompt technique, Ms. Burtis treats Childhood Apraxia and articulation disorders in patients of all ages. Ms. Burtis provides treatment of feeding and speech issues in children with Down Syndrome and provides myofunctional therapy (tongue thrust therapy) to older children, adolescents, and adults with Down Syndrome.
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