At our practice, we provide the following:
An articulation disorder involves problems making sounds
(for example a lisp or an R distortion). Sounds can be substituted, left off,
added or changed. These errors may make it hard for children to be
understood. A phonological process
disorder involves patterns of sound errors.
Both are treated with a multi-modality approach.
Children with apraxia of speech know what words they
want to say, but their brains have difficulty coordinating the muscle movements
necessary to say those words. Specialized
training is used when working with children who are apraxic including PROMPT,
Kaufman, Strand and Hammer methodologies.
Tongue Thrust Treatment
Diagnosis and treatment of a deviated (reverse)
swallow or tongue thrust.
Oral-Motor therapy uses a variety of exercises to develop awareness, strength, coordination and mobility of the oral muscles.This can strengthen weak facial musculature and can help affect
both speech and feeding skills. Methods
used include Rosenfeld-Johnson, Marshalla, and Beckman.
Language skills can be deviated or delayed
expressively or receptively. Many
techniques are used to increase language skills. Each child is treated individually.
Feeding issues may be behavioral or
physiological. Many techniques can be employed to increase food repertoire.
A “Late Talker” is a toddler (between 18-30 months) who understands language, typically developing play skills,and social skills, but has a limited spoken vocabulary and/or sounds for his or her age.
These include, but are not limited to: CAPD (Central Auditory Processing
Disorder), Language Processing, and Executive Function Disorder.
We are a provider of FAST FORWARD