Speech and Language Therapy Is Available For Children/Adults Experiencing Difficulty In The Following Areas:
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 and parents are
provided with instruction and activities to do at home if
Is when an speech sound is produced incorrectly.
This makes it difficult to be understood and can hinder
learning to read.
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.
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."
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.