Speech-language pathologists also known as speech therapists. To assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults.
An initial assessment of the client's speech/language skills is completed. The initial assessment
may include a parent interview, standardized
assessments, an informal conversational sample,
and/or an informal oral-motor examination; checking
the muscles needed for articulation.
The results of
the assessment are given, and recommendations are
made. The parents and speech-language pathologist
develop a plan to assist the child in achieving his/her
speech/language goals. A current speech/language
evaluation can be used if completed within the last
Private sessions are available at flexible times.
Each treatment session is one 45 minutes long. The
frequency of treatment is discussed and based on
the initial evaluation results. Clients are
provided with instruction and activities to do at home if
Speech and Language Therapy can be provided in your home or my office. Parents will also be taught how to work with their child during the week and techniques will be taught for carry over into everyday conversations. That way, the child will improve at a faster rate and the parents are happier!
Speech and Language Therapy Is Available For Children/Adults Experiencing Difficulty In The Following Areas:
- Comprehensive Diagnostic Services and Therapy
- Articulation Disorder/Delay
When a speech sound is produced incorrectly,
this makes it difficult to be understood and can hinder
learning to read.
- Pre-reading skills
- Phonemic Awareness
- Language Therapy; Expressive and Receptive
- Language Disorder/Delay: Receptive language refers to the ability to understand
what is being said. You are receiving the information.
Expressive language refers to the ability to say what
you are thinking. You are expressing what you are
- Occurs when sounds, syllables, or words are
repeated or prolonged. This causes an interference in
the normal flow of speech, which makes it difficult for
the listener to concentrate on what is being said.
- Phonological Impairment
- Involves incorrect speech patterns. Typically, these
errors could include leaving the final consonant
off most words: "ha for hat," or "cu for cup." Or
sounds that are made in the front of the mouth such
as "t" and "d" for sounds that are made in the back
of the mouth such as "g" and "k". So the client might
say "dood for good" or "tate for cake."
- Oral-motor Exercises:
- Refers to the strength and coordination of the oral/
facial muscles needed for correct speech. The client may
exhibit drooling, chewing on clothes, or breathing
through their mouth.
- ASD and Hearing Impaired population
Ms. Snipes has been practicing speech and language therapy in the
Maitland and Winter Park area since 1995. She earned her Master's degree in
Communicative Disorders at UCF. She has worked for 25 years with children in the public school system and at the college level as a Clinical Supervisor at UCF Communicative Disorders Clinic working with college interns. Barbara has worked with the Pre-K Diagnostic team, Hospital Homebound students, and in private practice. She has a "whole child" approach to help the child grow to his/her potential. The family is encouraged to assist the child in reaching his/her goals and aspirations.
Barbara Snipes, M.A., CCC-SLP
FL License #SA4451