Speech therapy

These professionals have an extensive background in the use of human communication, studying the development of communication as well as disorders that impair communication. The speech and language pathologist (SLP) is uniquely trained to identify the child’s communicative challenges and limitations that negatively impact his or her ability to effectively interact within their daily environment. Evaluation and treatment focuses on engaging the child in meaningful activities to develop functional tools for communication within their daily environment. Such treatment focuses on remediation of the disability along with development of skills as well as augmentation of the environment to allow the child to successfully communicate with others functionally and independently.

Treatment  addresses:

  • Receptive language development
  • Expressive language development (articulation, voice, fluency, dysarthria, and apraxia)
  • Cognition, problem solving, reasoning orientation and memory
  • Social communication skills
  • Preverbal communication
  • feeding and oral-motor/ sensory skills (chewing, swallowing)
  • Augmentative communication.