TBI /Brain Injury Therapy
M.A., CCC-SLP / CBIS
Channa Beckman is a Florida State University graduate with a Master of Arts in Speech- Language Pathology. She is certified as a Brain Injury Specialist.
With over 30 years experience in the field of Speech- Language Pathology; twenty- five of those years specializing in treating patients with various brain injuries.
She is known as a professional resource for cognitive rehabilitation and brain injury consultation through-out the Puget Sound region. She is dedicated to improving the lives of brain–injury survivors and their families.
Channa’s other areas of expertise include neurological disorders, swallowing dysfunction
and adult speech and language disorders.
Her key accomplishments include founding and operating Harbor Speech Pathology, establishing the Gig Harbor Brain Injury Networking Group (GHBING) and serving on the board for the Washington State Speech-Language and Hearing Association.
She is dedicated to spending her spare time with both her immediate and patient families, her favorites being boating, camping and fishing trips.
Pediatric Speech & Hearing Therapy
M.S., CCC-SLP, M.A., Ed
Shannon Baurichter received her Bachelor’s degree from Washington State University, her Master’s of Education from California State University San Bernardino and her Masters of Science degree from Nova Southeastern University.
Shannon has 14 years experience in the public school system; there she led the deaf and hard of hearing program for the Speech Pathology Department in Southern California. Shannon is competent in both American Sign Language and SEE sign.
Shannon established Harbor Speech Pathology's Pediatric Program in 2008. She enjoys working with children of all abilities and strengths. Shannon works with her clients to develop a plan that will bring out the full potential of each individual child.
Shannon enjoys spending time with her husband and raising their two children.
Communication Disorder Therapy
Corky Lynn graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders. While in California, she led a program for individuals with traumatic brain injuries.
She has worked in school districts, private practice and has served as a consultant for many local specialists.
Her specialty is with working with Social Language skills for individuals on the autism spectrum as well as working with non-verbal clients needing augmentative communication.
Corky has founded HSP's Social Language Group, serving pediatrics, adolescents and adults here in Great Northwest.
Joy Nordlander is a Washington State Certified Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant. She graduated from California State University, Northridge’s Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program through Tseng College in collaboration with CSUN’s Center on Disabilities. She also is nationally certified through RESNA as an Assistive Technology Professional and Lindamood-Bell LiPS certified 2014.
Pediatric Services Pathologist
Joy has worked in both the Marysville and South Kitsap school districts as an SPLA for 18 years. She joined our practice in November 2014. Joy and her husband Roger, own Our Creative Minds, which provides services to children with special needs and their families. She is also a special education tutor for K-6th grades and provides assistive technology to clients under a private contract through the Department of Developmental Disabilities.
Her specialty is providing augmentative communication services for non-verbal clients as well as using Minecraft© and Kinect© to teach social skills groups.
When away from work, Joy relishes in spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren.
Therapy for your needs
How We Started
Our clinic was founded on our passion for aiding in the rehabilitation of clients who have experienced thinking skill changes due to brain injury or other neurological changes. We know that no two brain injuries are alike; therefore unique treatment plans are created by our therapists to fit the specific needs and goals of each individual patient. Our extensive TBI resource library provides survivors, caregivers and professionals with materials to broaden their understanding of Traumatic Brain Injury.
What We are Today
As our clinic grew, our services expanded to include toddlers, children and teens with a variety of impairments. In addition to our ability to provide services to adults, we grew to address these needs.
We now include more clinicians who can address issues related to deaf and hard of hearing, language patterns specific to autism and autism disorders, motor speech disorders (such as apraxia and dysarthria), medical impairment, language and speech disorders, social language, and myofunctional therapy.
Why We're Unique
We view each client as a distinctive individual and recognize that your needs are different from others. We take the time to get to know you, your interests and your personal goals. In designing a treatment program, therapeutic tasks are tailored to enhance performance in daily activities, the workplace, school, and in social situations. Our therapy is client-driven and typically includes intervention in the areas of speech, language, attention, memory, organization, and complex thinking skills such as problem solving.
Our clinicians have extensive training and experience. Each holds multiple certifications and has attended trainings to ensure they are providing up-to-date, evidence-based therapy to our clients.
Gig Harbor Office
Port Orchard Office
HSP Billing & Administrative Manager
Keri is our Office and PR Manager who will be your first contact when you visit or call our office. She also keeps our Social Media current and will answer your tweets!
She graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology.
She joined our team in the Spring of 2014.
Please Contact Us!
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