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Clinic Update

July 7, 2020

As the pandemic known as COVID-19 continues to evolve, the board and staff at Early Life Speech and Language (ELSL) want to update you on our position with reopening of the clinics. 


First, and foremost, is the safety of our ELSL families and staff, with that we will not be reopening the clinics during Phase 2 and will re-evaluate the potential when to reopen for in-person therapy during Phase 3.  Staff is working on policies and procedures to ensure the safest and cleanest environment possible.  In addition, the acquisition of personal protective equipment (PPE) is being undertaken including full face shields, masks, communication masks, along with cleaning and disinfecting supplies. 


This decision was is not taken lightly; we understand the desire for everyone to return as soon as possible to in-person therapy and we want to do that with the utmost precaution and safety for all parties.  


Therapy services continue to be provided via teletherapy.  If you have not initiated services via teletherapy and would like additional information, please contact your therapist, or leave a message at the office.  In addition, therapists are available to answer general inquires and to follow up with new intakes.


If you have any additional questions, please feel contact your child’s therapist for more information, call 509-838-2310, or Chandelle Micklich, Program/Clinic Director at cmicklich@earlylifespeech.org


On behalf the Early Life Speech and Language Board and Staff,


Chandelle Micklich, MS, CCC-SLP
Program/Clinic Director


Between ages 3-4,children’s speech should include pronouns like I, you, me, we, and they, and some plural words like toys, birds and buses.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.