Throughout her 40+ year career in private practice, Dr. Banigan has met and helped thousands of parents and children master their communication skills. No matter where she is, whether here in the United States, or traveling the world, all it takes is the sight of a baby to inspire Dr. Banigan. Empowering parents and babies on the POWER OF COMMUNICATION is Dr. Banigan’s passion.
Dr. Banigan has provided and continues to provide parent and baby consultations, assessments, direct service, in-service training education of families, paraprofessionals, undergraduate and graduate students, and professionals in diverse settings. Dr. Banigan has also provided assessment, consultation, and direct service to children in 35 school districts.
Dr. Rae Banigan has pioneered prevention and family-centered service with superior knowledge, clinical expertise and patient success in private practice for 40 years. She has provided consultation, assessment, direct service, in-service training education of families, paraprofessionals, undergraduate and graduate students, and professionals in diverse settings. Dr. Banigan has provided assessment, consultation, and direct service to children in 35 school districts.
She is the internationally acclaimed author of “A Family-Centered Approach to Developing Communication: Prevention, Screening and Facilitation “(Butterworth-Heinemann, 1998) and the video-program “Talking is Sharing”.
Her research and clinical work has been published in professional journals including the Journal of Child Language and Human Communication. She has been featured in television, radio, newspapers and magazines including a story in American Baby Magazine.
She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Massachusetts where she was a finalist for the Distinguished Teacher Award in 1999. She is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association’s Communication Disorders, Prevention and Epidemiology Study Group and a contributor to the recently published “ASHA Prevention Curriculum Guide”. Dr. Banigan, a parent herself, possesses a unique affinity with those with communication disorders and their families. Her successes motivate her to help others.