SERVICES

Speech and Language Assessment

Assessment to determine the need for services and treatment goals.  Evaluation and treatment approaches are evidence-based and geared towards the specific needs of clients and their families.

Individual treatment based on goals developed through assessment, through language intervention activities, articulation therapy and feeding and swallowing therapy.

Occupational therapy (OT) treatment focuses on helping people with a physical, sensory, or cognitive disability be as independent as possible in all areas of their lives.

An effective treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that can improve a child’s behavior, self-control, and self-esteem.

 
Speech & Language Assessment

Assessment evaluations cover the areas of receptive and expressive language, speech articulation, oral motor/mechanism skills, cognition, play, interaction and social language skills. The written report indicates the results of the evaluation, diagnosis of a speech and language skills, recommendations, speech and language goals and objectives, and subsequently making eligibility decisions and developing PLEPs (Present Levels of Educational Performance) for the IEP.

Students usually enjoy assessments and therapy as they include play-based activities and interactions.  In addition, the speech and language skills are evaluated through parent interview and formal standardized assessment.

 
Speech & Language Therapy

Our Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults.

  • Speech disorders occur when a person has difficulty producing speech sounds correctly or fluently (e.g., stuttering is a form of disfluency) or has problems with his or her voice or resonance.

  • Language disorders occur when a person has trouble understanding others (receptive language), or sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings (expressive language). Language disorders may be spoken or written and may involve the form (phonology, morphology, syntax), content (semantics), and/or use (pragmatics) of language in functional and socially appropriate ways.

  • Social communication disorders occur when a person has trouble with the social use of verbal and nonverbal communication. These disorders may include problems (a) communicating for social purposes (e.g., greeting, commenting, asking questions), (b) talking in different ways to suit the listener and setting, and (c) following rules for conversation and story-telling. All individuals with autism spectrum disorder have social communication problems. Social communication disorders are also found individuals with other conditions, such as traumatic brain injury.

  • Cognitive-communication disorders include problems organizing thoughts, paying attention, remembering, planning, and/or problem-solving. These disorders usually happen as a result of a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or dementia, although they can be congenital.

  • Swallowing disorders (dysphagia) are feeding and swallowing difficulties, which may follow an illness, surgery, stroke, or injury.

 

   Children Services

  • Language Disorders

  • Pragmatic/Social-Language Disorders

  • Apraxia/Motor Speech Disorders

  • Articulation Disorders

  • Phonological Disorders

  • Autism/PDD Disorders

  • Disorders related to Down Syndrome

  • Cleft Lip & Palate/Resonance Disorders

  • Auditory Processing

  • Stuttering/Fluency Disorders

  Adult Services

 

  • Dysarthria

  • Dysarthria

  • Dysphagia

  • Aphasia

  • Cognition/Dementia

  • Apraxia of Speech

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Speaking Valve

  • Voice

  • Stuttering/Fluency Disorders

 
Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.

 

Occupational Therapy Services

  • an individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist  determine the person’s goals, 

  • customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and

  • an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.

 

Occupational therapy services include comprehensive evaluations of the client’s home and other environments (e.g., workplace, school), recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team. 

 

Occupational Therapy can help kids with various needs improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.

 
Behavioral Therapy

Behavior therapy is effective treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that can improve a child’s behavior, self-control, and self-esteem.

Types of Behavioral Therapies

 

  • Behavioral Classroom Management |  Behavioral classroom management is an evidence-based therapy which supports students’ positive behaviors in the classroom, while preventing negative behaviors, and increasing student academic engagement. Teacher participation plays an important role in this type of therapy.

 

  • Behavioral Peer Interventions |  One or more of a student’s peers are utilized to assist with the child’s behavioral problems. Peers will reinforce the child’s positive behaviors and academic performance with social and academic support strategies.

  • Behavioral Parent Training |  Consulting parents on how to reinforce desirable behaviors in their children, discourage unwanted behaviors, and improve parent-child interactions. Parents play a significant role in treating their children’s behavior problems through this carefully observing their children’s behaviors at home and are rewarding their children’s positive behaviors by using praise, positive attention, and rewards.

 

  • Modeling |  A a form of therapy in where the therapist demonstrates a non-fearful response to a negative situation in order to promote imitation in the child or adolescent. It is an effective technique in treating anxiety in children and adolescents.

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