Speech and language THERAPY/EVALUATION
We conduct comprehensive speech and language evaluations utilizing a variety of the most current standardized and non-standardized tools as well as play behavioral based observation, parent interview, to determine if a speech, language or swallowing delay/disorder is present and to develop effective treatment plans. We provide therapy services for children with autism, apraxia, oral-motor disfunction, social skills disorders, speech production difficulties (including articulation and phonology), and feeding/swallowing difficulties. Therapy sessions may be individual or group depending on the client need.
Pediatric occupational therapy helps children gain independence and meet developmental milestones by promoting development of the fine motor, sensory motor, and visual motor skills that children need for everyday functioning and socializing in their home, school, play, and community environments. Occupational therapy takes an individualized and holistic approach in order to help address the following:
- Delays in fine motor and visual motor skills
- Developmental play skills
- Self-care skills including feeding, dressing, and grooming
- Hand strengthening/Upper body strengthening and coordination skills required for activities such as cutting with scissors, coloring, and writing, buttoning etc.
- Core strengthening
- Picky eating
- Self regulation skills
- Body awareness
- Executive functioning skills
- Sensory-motor processing and integration
- Neurodevelopmental treatment
- Visual motor and handwriting skills
- Adaptive equipment needs
- Home programing
Myofunctional therapy for children and adults, is a method of exercising the mouth and facial muscles to correct an immature swallowing pattern referred to as "tongue thrust." Tongue thrust can adversely affect facial skeletal growth and development, chewing, swallowing, speech and dental occlusion. Therapy typically includes increasing awareness of the muscles of the mouth and face while gradually retraining the tongue to remain in its proper position.
HANEN: IT TAKES TWO TO TALK
We are happy to offer the Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk, parent training class. This program is designed specifically for parents of children age birth to 5 years old who have been identified as having a language delay. Taught in a small group setting, over an 8-week period, we will teach you how to become your child's most important language teacher. You will learn practical strategies to turn everyday activities, like meal time, story time, and bath time into enjoyable language learning opportunities for your child.