Hi I’m Dee!
MEET YOUR LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
I'm a speech-language pathologist with over 20 years of experience working with children and adults with communication disorders. I've worked in private practice, school, home health, and rehabilitation settings
I help busy, concerned, ambitious parents who are overwhelmed with parenting in the digital age fight through the distraction and the noise of their days and teach them to set digital boundaries for greater connection with their children.
Interview with The Lurie Daniel Favors Show on SiriusXM channel 126 Urban View
Click below to listen to my interview where I discuss my work in speech pathology and advice to parents on monitoring screen time as well as the effects of screen time on speech and language development.
RESPONSIBLE DIGITAL INTERACTION
With our ever changing digital world, parents and children are being bombarded with technology more than before. This could be helpful or harmful. No matter the advancements, children will always learn the same, and that comes from providing them with language rich experiences.
I am passionate about providing parents with the knowledge, tools, and resources for them to feel empowered to make informed decisions on how to responsibly interact with technology for greater growth and development in their child.
Let’s get started with your growth plan today!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT SPIRIT SPEECH CONSULTING
"Not making this up!!! My little guy was watching television almost every day. After working with Dee, yesterday was his first day without TV time. Yesterday was also the day he first said “dada”."
— Angela B
"I’m a new mom and wasn’t aware how often I was using the tablet to keep my daughter quiet. After working with Dee, I now know how to engage my daughter without the use of screens."
— Tracey M.
"My son was very clingy, attached to his tablet, and threw horrible fits when I took his tablet away. Dee taught me how to come up with a plan for screentime. I stuck to it and now my son doesn’t have the tantrums when it’s time to turn off the screen."
— Crystal T.
"It has been 5 days of cutting screen time completely to my 2-year-old. Thanks to Dee’s group, I have seen changes in my son’s speech. He now converses with us and today for the first time he said “mummy poop” and sure enough he wanted his diaper changed."
— Kim T.
I followed Dee’s steps by cutting screen time significantly and created a plan and my son is now a chatterbox!
— Amanda R.
WHAT I OFFER
Unplug To Connect™ is a nurturing, transformative program for busy parents looking for a practical path to greater family connection in this distracted digital space we live in. It is a 90-day, data-driven, group coaching program with one-on-one monthly calls to discuss specific concerns. It will provide parents with the knowledge and tools for making deeper family connections and teach them to nurture the skills growing children need to be successful. Upon completion of the program, parents will have the “why” behind making better digital decisions and have tools for balancing hectic life schedules and a healthy family life which leads to what all parents want, deeper connectedness with their children.
Next Program starts in January 2023!
Are you looking for a dynamic, engaging, and interactive speaker for your next conference, training, or virtual event?
Dee Fontenette will passionately challenge your team to leverage their focus on what matters most in the development of children and provide them with tools to confidently teach, instruct, and nurture the skills growing children need to be successful. Email today to book an appointment.
When children can attend, engage, and be present, they learn better. Our ever-increasing reliance on technology has created the challenge of children being inundated with digital media choices and often without clearly defined limits. Spirit Speech Consulting provides consultation to school districts, private schools, charter schools, and other educational institutions in providing guidance on understanding the harmful effects of excessive digital consumption in children. Book a consultation to learn how we can help your parents and staff in facilitating a path to greater student success.
GET IN TOUCH
I would love to hear from you! Share your thoughts, questions & comments and I will be sure to reach back to you as soon as possible.