Free phone consultations are offered for new patients. During this consultation, you will have the opportunity to tell me about your child, talk about any speech and language concerns or questions you may have, and inquire about scheduling an initial appointment.
Assessments and evaluations provide information about a child's strengths and weaknesses, and enable us to create a customized therapy plan. Evaluations include both formal and informal measures, including standardized tests, parent/caregiver interview, oral facial exam, a speech and language sample, and expert observation. You will receive a complete written evaluation report, including assessment results and recommendations for therapy.
Using a play based and family centered approach, we will work together to help your child achieve their speech and language milestones. Speech therapy will be provided through play and you will receive expert speech language pathologist coaching on how to help your child develop their communication skills during daily family routines and activities.
Speech Sound Disorders include articulation (sound error) disorders, phonological(sound pattern) disorders, and motor speech disorders, which have to do with the planning and execution of speech movements. Each of these disorders requires a specialized treatment approach to speech therapy. Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) and PROMPT therapy are provided for children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech and motor based speech disorders. Since children with speech-sound disorders are more likely to face reading challenges, a literacy based approach is incorporated into treatment.
A family focused approach to speech therapy is provided for young children who stutter. We will work together to help your child increase their fluency and develop healthy communication attitudes.
Speech therapy for stuttering is highly individualized to meet each child's unique needs. Examples of strategies that may be provided, depending on your child's needs, include education, awareness, acceptance, tension reduction, self-advocacy, self-regulation, fluency shaping, and stuttering modification strategies. The purpose of therapy is to help your child speak comfortably and confidently.