Ryan has worked exclusively with children with speech and language delays since 2001. He received his B.S. in Communication Disorders from Boston University and his M.S. from the University of Washington. He has experience in classroom-based speech and language intervention from the Experimental Education Unit at the University of Washington (UW) and in multi-disciplinary assessment from the Center for Human Development and Disability, also at UW.
Ryan has worked as an early-interventionalist with children under three years old, providing speech-language therapy to kids as well as teaching language facilitation techniques to parents and caretakers. Ryan is a certified Hanen instructor, having taught It Takes Two to Talk to parents of children with developmental language delays and More Than Words to parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Ryan is also a level II trained PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) therapist and utilizes PROMPT techniques in his therapy. In addition, he has received training in PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) and Social Thinking, and has been trained by some of the leaders in the field, including Edythe Strand, Ph.D., CCC/SLP of the Mayo Clinic and Nancy Kaufman, MA, CCC/SLP of The Kaufman’s Children Center.