Telepractice We provide virtual speech therapy allowing you to receive speech therapy from the comfort and safety of your own home in these unprecedented times.
Comprehensive Evaluations An evaluation is performed by a certified Speech-Language Pathologist to determine current strengths and weaknesses. You will receive a written report complete with formal assessment results, clinical analyses, observations, background information, recommendations, and goals for therapy.
Individual Therapy Based on the results of a speech-language evaluation, The Speech-Language Pathologist will work with you to develop a customized therapy program to address areas of concern. Therapy is always based on current research and driven by the unique needs and interests of our patients.
Articulation and Phonological Disorders Most children make some mistakes as they learn to say new words. A speech sound disorder occurs when mistakes continue past a certain age. Every sound has a different range of ages when the child should make the sound correctly. Speech sound disorders include problems with articulation (making sounds) and phonological processes (sound patterns).
Stuttering Stuttering is a communication disorder in which the flow of speech is broken by repetitions (li-li-like this), prolongations (lllllike this), or abnormal stoppages (no sound) of sounds and syllables. There may also be unusual facial and body movements associated with the effort to speak. Stuttering is also referred to as stammering.
Apraxia of Speech is a motor speech disorder. People with Apraxia of speech have problems saying sounds, syllables, and words. This is not because of muscle weakness or paralysis. The brain has problems planning to move the body parts (e.g., lips, jaw, tongue) needed for speech. The person knows what he or she wants to say, but his/her brain has difficulty coordinating the muscle movements necessary to say those words. Children with apraxia are often extremely difficult to understand. Apraxia is often confused with other speech sound disorders and can only be diagnosed by a Speech Language Pathologist.
Expressive Language Some children or adults have problems talking, also called expressive language. They may have trouble:
Putting words together into sentences
Learning songs and rhymes
Using correct pronouns, like "he" or "they"
Knowing how to start a conversation and keep it going
Receptive Language Some children or adults have problems with understanding, also called receptive language. They may have trouble:
Understanding what gestures mean
Identifying objects and pictures
Taking turns when talking with others
Communication impairments following a stroke, head injury, traumatic brain injury, or more. Communication disorders that may occur following a stroke or brain injury include but are not limited to aphasia, dysarthria, cognitive disorders, apraxia, memory impairments, stuttering, etc.