Services: A Speech and Language Assessment is a comprehensive "study" of a child's abilities in the following areas:
Articulation - the production of speech sounds
Receptive Language - the understanding of words and sentences and the meaning of language
Expressive Language - being able to put thoughts into words and sentences in a way that makes sense and is grammatically accurate
Fluency - the rhythm, flow, and smoothness of speech
Voice - the quality, pitch, and loudness of one's voice
Pragmatic Language - the social language we use in our interactions with others including what we say, how we say it, our non-verbal communication (eye contact, facial expressions, body language, etc.) and how appropriate our interactions are in a given situation
A Speech and Language Assessmentis necessary in order to determine whether or not services are recommended, and if so, what type and level of services are recommended. Although we do conduct Speech and Language assessments here in our clinic, your insurance company may require their own assessment. Please contact us or your insurance company for more information.
Clinic-based therapy servicesare individualized services designed around each child’s unique strengths and challenges in one or more area of communication. These servicesmay address the following:
Early Language Delays ("Late Talkers")
Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorders/Social Pragmatic Skills
Verbal Apraxia and Oral-Motor Disorders
Literacy and Phonemic Awareness
Clinic-based therapy servicesmay be provided directly to the child and/or indirectly through a consultative model.
Direct therapy consists of individualized instruction for each child in a one to one or small group setting
Indirect therapy may include parent training sessions and/or consultation with educators and/or other professionals who are a part of the child's team
School Based Services:
Contracted Speech and Language services provided in the schools in collaboration with local school districts
Speech and Language Individual Educational Evaluations (IEEs)
Social Skills Group - Benefits include: practicing turn taking with peers, problem solving in social situations, taking the perspective of others, understanding our own emotions and those of others, developing empathy, understanding social "rules," and much more.
Parent training - IEP skills and support, at-home support, strategies for setting/achieving goals