All About Tricia
With over 20 years of experience, Tricia has developed a reputation for delivering quality care and results for her clients. Her areas of specialization includes Speech and Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. She evaluates skills, provides diagnoses, develops goals/objectives, implements individualized treatment plans, and tracks progress. For continuity of care, she collaborates with physicians, orthodontists, dentists, and other professionals to help her clients reach their targeted goals and objectives.
Tricia holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She is nationally certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensed by the state of Oregon. She is a member of the Oregon Speech and Hearing Association (OSHA).
In addition to providing articulation therapy, Tricia specializes in orofacial myofunctional therapy, providing treatment to school-aged children and adults. Treating orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) requires specialized training and specific knowledge of the function of muscles of the face and mouth. Supporting this specialty, she is a member of and receives ongoing continuing education from the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM), and the Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences (AAMS), and training from the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (AOMT) — multi-disciplinary organizations for professionals providing specialized treatment for Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders.
“Tricia has a rare and exceptional ability to develop the rapport necessary to produce excellent results in preschool-age children. Over the past year that my son has worked with Tricia, he has consistently improved a full level with each quarterly assessment. I attribute this progress to Tricia’s expertise and approach. She takes a genuine interest in a child, adapts her sessions to the needs of that child on any given day, and celebrates success. My son truly looks forward to seeing Tricia each week. She is the ultimate professional – knowledgable, personable, and flexible. I would highly recommend her to anyone.”
– Client from Tigard, OR
“My daughter has been seeing Tricia…. She loves to go to her speech session and asks every day if we can see Tricia! She has really grown and her jaw strength, oral motor skills, vocabulary and expressive language have improved tremendously.
As a parent, Tricia has given me fun, practical ways to encourage more speech and has been the easiest person to work with. I feel like she’s my partner in this process. I would happily recommend her to any of my closest friends!”
– Client from Portland, OR
“Our daughter has been seeing Tricia for tongue thrust and general speech issues. Tricia immediately created an environment of mutual trust and respect with our daughter and that relationship has grown in such a way that I’m fearful she does not want to be “cured” as that will mean not getting to see Mrs. Rogers on a regular basis! Tricia has worked tirelessly addressing our daughter’s issues and has worked closely with her dentist, orthodontist and general practitioner. She has taken a total family interest with us which has enabled us to better support the behavior changes she and my daughter are working on. We have seen enormous improvement in our daughter’s chewing, speaking and swallowing habits. Her confidence has also greatly improved because she knows she has become a better communicator and is mastering the use of the English language. I cannot praise Tricia’s ability enough. I trust her completely and have never regretted the time or financial commitment we have made with her. I strongly recommend Tricia as a speech pathologist!”
– Client from Beaverton, OR