Paeton Buchanan

M.S., CCC-SLP

Board Certified & Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist

Education:

  • Fort Hays State University – Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Fort Hays State University – Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

Licenses & Certificates:

  • Licensed to practice in the state of South Carolina
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech Language Hearing Association
  • SOS Certified Feeding Therapist

Work History:
During my graduate studies, I worked in pediatric settings including a university clinic, private schools, and the public school system. I also worked with adults in a university clinic and an inpatient and outpatient hospital. I have been at Young Talkers for one year and have had the opportunity to work with a variety of populations including: speech sound disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, Apraxia, Autism, pragmatics, and AAC.

Specialized Training:
“When Children Won’t Eat: Picky Eaters vs Problem Feeders (Assessment and Treatment Using the SOS Approach)”.
This was a 4-day training conference with an online pre-training on the SOS Approach to Feeding. This is a feeding program that is a non-invasive developmental approach to feeding. It is designed to assess and address all the factors involved in feeding difficulties. This approach allows a child to interact with food in a playful, non-stressful way. It focuses on increasing a child’s comfort level through exploring and learning about the different properties of foods, including texture, smell, taste, and consistency. The SOS approach follows a hierarchy to feeding from tolerating foods in the room, interacting with the food, smelling, touching, tasting, and eventually, eating the food.

LSVT LOUD
LSVT LOUD is an effective speech treatment for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other neurological conditions. Named for Mrs. Lee Silverman (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment), a woman living with PD, it was developed by Dr. Lorraine Ramig and has been scientifically studied for over 25 years with support from the National Institute for Deafness and other Communication Disorders within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other funding organizations. LSVT LOUD trains people with PD to use their voice at a more normal loudness level while speaking at home, work, or in the community. Key to the treatment is helping people “recalibrate” their perceptions so they know how loud or soft they sound to other people and can feel comfortable using a stronger voice at a normal loudness level. LSVT LOUD has also helped people with atypical parkinsonisms, such as progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), and has recently shown promise for adults with speech issues arising from stroke or multiple sclerosis and children with cerebral palsy or Down syndrome. LSVT LOUD has the potential to produce significant improvements even for people facing considerable communication difficulties.

Welcome to Young Talkers!

Our mission is to provide quality speech-language and feeding therapy services to the pediatric and adult population in order to enhance their verbal/non-verbal communication and feeding skills. We accomplish this by identifying concerns through specialized evaluations and the development of goals to meet the needs of the patient and the family.