In Person Evaluation and Therapy Services:
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
AAC includes alternative ways to communicate other than spoken words, including speech output devices and IPads, written language, sign language and gestures.
Adults and children may have neurological impairments, such as Aphasia, Dementia, or Traumatic Brain Injury and other brain-based communication problems. We work with people with these problems to help restore communication, memory, and thinking skills.
Early Literacy Development
Children who have spoken language delays are at risk for reading and writing failure because spoken and written language are closely related. Pre-reading and pre-writing skills for those children are added in to spoken language and speech intervention as needed.
Stuttering, or problems using fluent, smooth speech can cause disruption to the flow of communication. We use well-tested methods to help increase fluency and increase communication confidence through self advocacy and disclosure strategies.
Language Skills for Academic Environments
Sometimes, speech and language delays cause a problem with academic performance. We provide Language-Based Academic Support in Reading and Writing and work on language-related skills important to school success.
We evaluate and provide therapy for understanding and using language.
Sometimes, the social aspect of language, otherwise known as pragmatic language, can be a challenge. We provide support for perspective taking, advocacy, self awareness during social communication opportunities, and engaging in problem solving. We also put a strong emphasis on determining and communicating when social communication is not welcome.
Speech Sound Development and Articulation
Most of us develop speech skills so easily that we don't even think about it. For some children and adults, it's hard to achieve clear, understandable speech. We provide training and family support to build speech to be more understandable
Use of a healthy voice for speaking and singing for those with vocal dysfunction can reflect problems with vocal folds and impact communication effectiveness. We provide a variety of voice therapy approaches, and are certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT), an internationally recognized voice therapy approach.
Our services are family-friendly!