At our practice, we provide the following:
An articulation disorder involves problems making sounds (for example a lisp or an R distortion). Sounds can be substituted, left off, added or changed. These errors may make it hard for children to be understood. A phonological process disorder involves patterns of sound errors. Both are treated with a multi-modality approach.
Children with apraxia of speech know what words they want to say, but their brains have difficulty coordinating the muscle movements necessary to say those words. Specialized training is used when working with children who are apraxic including PROMPT, Kaufman, Strand and Hammer methodologies.
Social Skills/Pragmatics Therapy
Some child are in need of learning how to greet others, converse with others, manage feelings and use that knowledge to understand the feelings of others. Our goal is to increase social acceptance and aid in helping your child communicate with others.
Tongue Thrust Treatment
Diagnosis and treatment of a deviated (reverse) swallow or tongue thrust.
Oral-Motor Placement Therapy/Orofacial Myology
We use a variety of exercises to develop awareness, strength, coordination and mobility of the oral muscles. This can strengthen weak facial musculature and can help affect both speech and feeding skills. Methods used include Rosenfeld-Johnson, Marshalla, and Beckman.
Language skills can be deviated or delayed expressively or receptively. Many techniques are used to increase language skills. Each child is treated individually.
Feeding issues may be behavioral or physiological. Many techniques can be employed to increase food repertoire.
A “Late Talker” is a toddler (between 18-30 months) who understands language, typically developing play skills,and social skills, but has a limited spoken vocabulary and/or sounds for his or her age.
These include, but are not limited to: CAPD (Central Auditory Processing Disorder), Language Processing, and Executive Function Disorder.