Sarah JosefSarah is a NH licensed and an American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) certified speech language pathologist. She received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of New Hampshire.

After completing her graduate clinical rotation at Easter Seals The Family Place, Sarah returned to the family-centered pediatric outpatient facility for her Clinical Fellowship Year. She had the opportunity to mentor under Joleen Fernald, an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist and Selective Mutism expert in Dover, NH. Sarah is part of an interdisciplinary team that provides comprehensive Selective Mutism evaluations and on-going therapy using Joleen’s DIRFloortime® model in conjunction with the Systematic Sound Sequencing Strategy (SSSS). This is a special area of interest that Sarah enjoys and finds gratifying as she helps each child find their voice.

While working alongside occupational therapists, Sarah has gained a strong understanding of children’s sensory systems and how regulation can affect their ability to engage and communicate with those around them. She incorporates a variety of movement based activities within her play based, child centered therapy approach.

Throughout her career, Sarah has supported children with a variety of needs from 18 months to 20 years of age. In addition to Selective Mutism, she also enjoys working with children who have language delays, articulation/phonological disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, as well as children on the autism spectrum. She has experience with Michelle Garcia Winner’s Superflex® Social Thinking Curriculum and is certified in Lindamood Bell’s LiPS® program.

In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends. She can be found reading a good book by the water in the Summer; hiking in the Fall; snowshoeing and skiing in the Winter; gardening in the Spring; and taking pictures and practicing yoga all year round.