Following the assessment, we will identify specific target skills for speech and language therapy based on developmental norms, individual readiness and stimulability, personal goals, and family goals. We take into account the client’s learning style, what motivates them, physical needs, attention and tolerance for specific activities, and use of effective materials.
We provide treatment services for speech, language, voice, fluency and swallowing needs. We also use a unique literacy-based approach for preschool and school-age children with social language needs and language disorders. Lastly, we provide home-based parent education programs to help stimulate the development of pre-linguistic, speech and language skills in toddlers.
During speech therapy sessions, the client learns features of the sounds he/she is targeting, how to use their oral anatomic structures to produce the sound and how to use the sound in words, phrases, sentences, and conversation until it becomes natural and spontaneous.
During language therapy sessions, the client participates in a variety of activities to improve his/her understanding and expression of concepts, vocabulary, grammar, and experiences. This also includes narrative skills (story-telling), the social use of language with others, and abstract language.
During feeding therapy sessions, the client increases their oral sensory awareness and their willingness to try new textures and foods. During swallowing therapy sessions, clients improve their oral range of motion and use strategies to chew and swallow effectively and safely.
Our unique literacy-based approach uses books to target the client’s social language, receptive language and expressive language needs. The client will learn about story elements, structure, and new concepts/vocabulary. This approach will also improve perspective-taking, narrative language, problem solving, verbal reasoning, emotional regulation, interpretation, inferencing and ideation skills. The client will also learn to further integrate acquired knowledge of new concepts through multimodal activities including visualization, drawing, and acting.