Sari Risen is a speech-language pathologist as well as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (i.e., a practitioner of applied behavior analysis). She has had extensive experience working with individuals with complex communication needs, including individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and individuals with intellectual disabilities. She is experienced in providing treatment to improve speech clarity, using a variety of methods, including Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC), the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol, and PROMPT.
Having conducted her Master’s thesis in the area of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), Sari has always had a strong interest in this area and continues to have a strong focus on serving individuals with AAC needs within her practice. Sari also has experience in addressing feeding concerns in children with food selectivity and oral motor concerns. She has received training in the SOS approach and combines strategies from this approach with strategies from the science of applied behavior analysis when serving clients with feeding disorders.