Intervention & Therapy

Following assessment and evaluation, we understand the areas that need to be strengthened and improved. Together, we implement a therapy plan tailored to the child's chronological age and issues. Examples of different areas covered according to types of therapy:

Receptive Language Therapy addresses:

  • Following directions

  • Identifying and understanding important information and the main idea when listening, watching, or reading

  • Building vocabulary

  • Processing information in environments with competing stimuli (ie. Central Auditory Processing Disorder)

Expressive Language Therapy addresses:

  • Grammar

  • Word retrieval

  • Organization of thoughts (when speaking or writing)

  • Sentence formulation

 

Pragmatic Language Therapy works with child's pragmatic language skills, which require a child to employ their receptive and expressive language skills when interacting with peers. Therapy address: 

  • Reading of social cues (personal space, vocal volume, deciphering non-verbal communication), eye contact, focus

  • Initiating and maintaining conversation

  • Taking other people’s perspectives

  • Taking turns

 

Articulation & Oral Motor Therapies address a child’s ability to correctly pronounce standard English speech sounds. In many cases, a child’s articulation issues may be the result of weakened and uncoordinated movements of the lips, tongue, and jaw. Oral motor and articulation therapies often include physical exercises to strengthen the muscles used in speech and speech drills to improve clarity. Having intelligible speech is crucial to others understanding a message correctly.

Stuttering or stammering is when a person’s speech is disrupted by involuntary repetitions and prolongations of sounds, syllables, words or phrases; and/or involuntary silent pauses or blocks. The lack of flow of speech can decrease overall success of communication to others.

Children with autism have issues with social interaction, communication, imagination and behavior. Autistic traits persist into adulthood, but vary in severity.

Central Auditory Processing refers to the ability to discriminate between sounds and background noise that compete for a child’s attention. For example, children with reduced auditory processing skills may have difficulty determining what a parent or classroom teacher is saying when other environmental sounds are present. After Central Auditory Processing Disorder is identified by an audiologist, speech-language pathologists can help children filter out secondary stimuli and focus on the most important information, increasing their attention and improving their comprehension.
 

Examples of Areas covered in Auditory Processing Therapy:​

  • Lisps

  • Oral Motor Weakness

  • Food Aversions

  • Drooling

  • Expanding Diet

  • Apraxia/Dyspraxia

  • Tongue tie

  • Fluency

  • Autism

  • Asperger’s Syndrome

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Listening Comprehension

  • Following Directions

  • Grammar

  • Vocabulary

  • Word Retrieval

  • Verbal Expression

  • Written Expression

  • Social Skills

  • Organization Skills

  • Study Skills

  • Executive Functioning

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