Speech Language Pathology

//Speech Language Pathology
Speech Language Pathology 2018-10-01T12:49:25+00:00

Speech-Language Pathologists have expertise in speech and language development as well as communication disorders.

A Speech-Language Pathologist can address:

  • Speech delays and disorders (articulation, phonology, apraxia and other motor speech
    disorders and speech clarity)
  • Language delays and disorders (expression and comprehension in oral and non-verbal contexts)
  • Fluency disorders (stuttering)
  • Voice and resonance disorders
  • Cognitive deficits (social communication skills, reasoning, problem solving and executive functions)
  • Pre-literacy and literacy skills (phonological awareness, decoding, reading comprehension and writing)
  • Social skills difficulties

Every child will receive a formal assessment during the initial visit with a Speech-Language Pathologist. For young children, although we try to complete a standardized assessment, the assessment is frequently play-based. For older children, a standardized speech and language assessment would be completed, as well as interviews and observations in different situations. Following the assessment, results will be provided and a treatment plan will be designed to meet the individual needs of the child and his or her family.

Our Speech-Language Pathologists are skilled in a number of treatment approaches including

Hanen Programs®, PROMPT (PROMPTS for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) and Kaufman Speech Praxis Treatment Approach. Our therapists also have experience with the use of a variety of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (switches, PECS (picture exchange communication system) and Proloquo2Go (a symbol-supported communication app).

Speech Language Pathology Services

Speech Sound Disorders
Language Delays and Disorders
Fluency Disorders (Stuttering)
Alternative and Augmentative Communication
Literacy Skills and Learning Disabilities
Social Communication Disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)