Anna Pickton , M.A., CCC-SLP - Senior Clinical Supervisor/Camp Director
Anna has been working as a pediatric speech-language pathologist since 1996. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders, with a minor in Italian, from the University of Rhode Island and her Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Montclair State University.
Anna has been with Creative Speech Solutions, LLC since 2005. Before joining the practice, Anna spent seven years as the Speech Coordinator at New Beginnings, a private school for children with autism, Pervasive Developmental Delay (PDD), and developmental language disorders. At New Beginnings, she gained extensive experience in the treatment of children with autism, PDD, Asperger’s Syndrome and Pragmatic Language Disorders as well as children with apraxia of speech and language-based learning disorders. She gained substantial training in techniques to effectively treat these populations including the use of picture communication systems, augmentative communication, social stories, and Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy. During this time she also provided home-based speech and language therapy and Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy to children with autism and PDD age 2-16 years of age.
Anna is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed to practice in the state of New Jersey. Anna is trained in PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets), LINKS to Language™, Sara Rosenfield-Johnson’s oral-motor therapy program and Lori Overland’s feeding program. In addition she has received training in social and pragmatic disorders from Jed Baker and Carol Gray.
Having grown up with a special needs sibling, Anna has a unique understanding of the challenges that families face on a daily basis and the impact that great therapists and teachers can have on a child ‘s life. As a result of her experiences, she has a vested interest in helping families maximize all areas of their child ‘s communicative abilities.
Anna is blessed with three wonderful children and a loving husband.