Paula A. Aichele, MA, CCC-SLP, has expertise in pediatric speech-language therapy, including inpatient and outpatient evaluations and therapy for children and adolescents. Adept at working with children who have special needs, she conducts and develops therapeutic plans that are tailored to enhance each child's educational experience. Ms. Aichele is Bridging / Level 2-trained in prompts for restructuring oral muscular phonetic targets (PROMPT), a technique that helps develop motor control and proper oral muscular movements while eliminating unnecessary muscle movements such as jaw sliding and inadequate lip rounding.
Before joining Summit Medical Group, Ms. Aichele practiced with the Hackensak University Medical Center (HUMC) Institute for Child Development - Communications Disorders Department. Her work there focused on identifying, evaluating, and treating children with a variety of complex medical and developmental conditions, including autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, Down's syndrome, and speech and language disorders related to traumatic brain injury and cancer. She also has practiced with the New Beginnings School in Fairfield, New Jersey, where she worked with autistic children. Ms. Aichele is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association. She has been featured in the New Jersey Family "Favorite Kids' Docs" listings.
Ms. Aichele notes, "I believe that every child should be heard regardless of his or her development level and medical condition."