Speech Therapy

Speech therapy

Our speech therapists will help your child communicate with the world, empowering them to authentically and confidently express themselves through language and finally feel understood.
The types of speech therapy we offer include:

  • Apraxia of speech (AOS) 
  • Articulation and phonological disorders
  • Oral Motor Therapy 
  • Language Therapy 
  • Social Communication Skills and Pragmatic Therapy

Types of Speech Therapy

Apraxia of speech (AOS) is a motor planning disorder that prevents your child from planning and producing the correct sequence of movements for intelligible speech. Your child knows the correct words, but when they try to articulate those words, their mouth is unable to form the words. We provide a variety of multi-modality treatment strategies that help your child sequence sound patterns so they can be successful and make progress in communicating.

Articulation and phonological disorders cause difficulty with pronunciation and to lead to omissions, deletions, or word substitutions. This makes it difficult for others to understand your child when they try to communicate. We analyze your child’s speech patterns to set up a treatment plan that will help your child be most successful in being understood.

Oral Motor Therapy deals with the movement of the jaw, tongue, lips, teeth and cheeks and addresses the placement of these structures within the mouth. Oral motor exercises improve mobility, awareness of placement, coordination, strength of the oral muscles and structures as they relate to both speech and feeding.

Language Therapy addresses both expressive language (the ability to use language) and receptive language (the ability to understand language). Language therapy includes improving and increasing vocabulary, the length of utterances, listening skills, the ability to follow verbal directions, and understanding spoken language. In addition, language therapy addresses social communication disorders, as well as deficits in written language and reading comprehension skills.

Social Communication Skills and Pragmatic Therapy: social communication skills allow children to communicate and bond with others. It is the ability to change the language you use depending on who you are talking to. In addition, these skills include being able to follow the rules of conversation, such as taking turns when talking, staying on topic, using gestures, using and understanding body language, understanding and respecting personal space, interpreting and using facial expressions, and maintaining appropriate eye contact. Pragmatic Language specifically includes all of the social language skills that we use in our everyday interactions with others. These include: conversational skills, the use of our non-verbal communication skills, understanding non-literal language, problem solving, interpreting and expressing emotions.

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