Speech therapy is provided for children who have difficulty with speech intelligibility. Children should be understood by strangers 100% of the time by 4 years old. Poor intelligibility can have many causes, but some of the most common are inaccurate storage of the sounds in the brain and motor planning of the oral structure.
Language therapy is provided for children who have difficulty with language understanding (receptive) and formulation (expressive). We target, both individually and collectively, all areas of language: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. We go beyond improving verbal language skill by aiming to improve receptive and expressive mastery of written language. If you have concerns that your child has a language disorder, please click on this link: Signs of a Language Disorder
Reading therapy is provided for children who have difficulty with sounding out and spelling words, reading comprehension, and reading fluency. We treat reading disorders from the bottom-up. We understand that a child must go beyond sounding out words (decoding), if he is to be an effective reader, which requires synthesis, summation, recall, and generalization. Thus, reading therapy begins with learning sounds and it ends with composing essays. If you have concerns that your child my have Dyslexia, please click on this link: Signs of Dyslexia.
Disorders treated with reading therapy include: Phonological Processing Disorder, Dyslexia and Hyperlexia.
Stuttering therapy is provided for children who have difficulty speaking smoothly. Typically, these children demonstrate, hesitations, prolonged sounds, and repetitions in their speech. Some children may speak too quickly and some may take too long to say what they are thinking. Still, others may move their bodies (e.g., arms, hands, feet) and faces when they are stuttering. Therapy to decrease these stuttering events addresses anatomical, psychological, linguistic, and cognitive strategies. Typically, children who stutter are aware of their stuttering and appreciate being able to talk with an understanding therapist about ways to decrease their disfluencies (stuttering events). If you have concerns that your child my be stuttering, please click on this link: Signs of Stuttering.
Disorders treated with stuttering therapy include: Stuttering and Cluttering.
Executive Functioning Therapy
Executive Functioning therapy is provided for children who have present with academic, social, and behavioral struggles. Often, these children do not qualify for services in the schools. And, many times these children performed well in the elementary years, but fell behind in the middle and high school years. Children with Executive Dysfunction typically struggle with organization, sustaining attention, initiating activities, maintaining effort to task, memory and retrieval, and recognizing and using feedback, and problem solving. Many times, these children are unaware of their deficits. If you have concerns that your child is struggling with Executive Dysfunction, please click on this link: Signs of Executive Dysfunction.
Disorders treated with executive functioning therapy include: Learning Disability (LD), Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI),