SPEECH AND LANGUAGE SERVICES
SPEECH ARTICULATION SUPPORT
We work on speech production and phonological processes to improve speech intelligibility.
LANGUAGE SKILLS THERAPY
We provide receptive and expressive language therapy for all ages. Working on receptive and expressive language skills helps others work on the understanding of spoken and written language, following directions, speaking and writing in correct grammatical structures, use of correct and specific vocabulary and use functional and appropriate communication skills.
Working on functional communication will help clients improve their ability to make requests, comments, share thoughts and information with others, family members and friends. In addition, functional communication will improve client question and answer skills, allow them to better engage in conversation and build confidence resulting in more frequent communication attempts.
PRAGMATIC AND SOCIAL COMMUNICATION
We work on social communication and pragmatic skills. This is a very important component of communication with others. Pragmatics is the way language is used to communicate, rather than the way language is structured.
AAC COMMUNICATION AND EDUCATION
Augmentative and alternative communication uses multi-modes of communicational methods to supplement or replace speech or writing for those with impairments in the production or comprehension of spoken or written language. "AAC incorporates the individual's full communication abilities and may include any existing speech or vocalizations, gestures, manual signs and aided communication. AAC is truly multimodal, permitting individuals to use every mode possible to communicate". (ASHA's website)
We use play therapy with our children to improve communication skills. Play-based therapy helps increase attention and build better positive interactions. Children learn the social skills necessary for playing with toys and make progress on speech and/or language goals in a naturalistic setting. The child will make better connections with real-life events and will improve communication skills.
We offer teletherapy at this time where you can be seen virtually in the comfort of your own home. It is offered on a HIPPA compliant platform.