Work with pediatric Speech and Feeding Therapist, Drake Hastings, M.S., CCC-SLP
DRAKE HASTINGS M.S., CCC-SLP
Drake specializes in speech, oral motor and feeding therapy for pediatrics. He is trained in a number of oral-motor and feeding techniques.
Drake’s main areas of focus within the practice are feeding therapy, and speech (sound production) therapy. Drake has experience working with children who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Apraxia of Speech, Dysarthria, Down Syndrome, and rare genetic disorders. Drake has experience working and collaborating with a wide variety of families and therapeutic team members while treating children of all ages.
Drake can also be found at Speech and Feeding Kids on YouTube.
In Person Therapy
In person visits will take place at:
Speech and Feeding Kids
943 Post Road E
Westport, CT 06880
We offer an initial evaluation, development of a program plan, and therapy sessions.
If you already have an IEP we can offer a continuation of the IEP for speech services.
Areas of treatment:
Feeding Therapy: Therapy will address your child’s oral motor-sensory skill development needed for safe and nutritive feeding.
Oral Placement Therapy: Therapy will combine auditory, tactile, and visual stimulation to help your child produce target sounds. Oral Placement Therapy is often characterized by the use of a therapy tool and/or other tactile proprioceptive techniques to establish a speech sound. The target sounds are immediately transitioned into speech without the therapy tools.
Tongue Thrust: Therapy will focus on increasing awareness, stabilizing the jaw, and helping the child retract the tongue to accurately produce target sounds.
Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS): Therapy will focus on motor planning using a variety of auditory, visual, and tactile/proprioceptive techniques. Therapy will increase awareness of articulators, and will break down sound production to the most basic level, before moving on to more complex sound production.
Sessions are available in 45 and 60 minute intervals.
15-minute consultation: Free
Evaluation: Contact for pricing
45-minute session: $180
60-minute session: $240
Home visits available depending on time and location: Contact Drake Hastings for additional information
We currently do not accept insurance. Each family is provided with an invoice which includes ICD-10 and CPT codes. The family can submit invoices to their insurance providers to be reimbursed evaluation/therapy expenses depending on their current plan.