WE HELP KIDS DEVELOP THE FOLLOWING AREAS
Speech & Language Delay
Early intervention (ages 0-3) allows us to both identify and treat children using a systematic approach known as Routines Based Intervention. An individualized approach to enhance the child’s skills during daily routines with strong parent involvement.
While working closely with parents, our Occupational Therapist’s feeding program employs motor exercises, oral-motor techniques and/or procedures to optimize mealtime structure, as well as to a sensory hierarchy to explore new food types and textures to expand diets.
Articulation & Phonology
Addressing the clarity of speech. Sounds can be substituted, left off, added or changed. These errors may make it hard for people to understand a child. Articulation therapy focuses on the motor aspects of speech production and the clarity of speech sound production.
Autism Spectrum Disorders
A group of disorders characterized by impairments in social interaction, imaginative activity, verbal and nonverbal communication skills. Kids diagnosed on the spectrum often appear to have a limited number of interests and activities which tend to be repetitive.
Stuttering / Fluency
Characteristics of non-fluent speech include repetition of sounds, syllables and phrases. Prolongations or stretching of syllables may occur, as well as blocks, or tense pauses. Physical behaviors or reactions may also co-exist with the stuttering episodes.
Expressive | Receptive Language
A delay or interruption in the oral maturation process,failing to progress to an adult swallow pattern. Therapy includes exercises for the lips, tongue and jaw. Therapy works to change an incorrect or immature swallow to an adult pattern that is beneficial to the positioning of teeth and articulation.
Pragmatics is the area of language function that embrace the use of language in social contexts (knowing what to say, how to say it.) Children with pragmatic language difficulties have trouble using language socially in ways that are appropriate or typical of children of their age.