Pediatric and Adult Services

 
 

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With your specific needs and goals in mind, we will work together to achieve your communicative potential. 

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Social communication

Social communication therapy can occur individually, in peer groups, and in home or community environments. We utilize current research and treatment methods to help individuals of all ages improve their ability to:

  • communicate for social purposes in ways that are appropriate for various social contexts

  • change communication style to match the context or needs of different listeners

  • follow rules for conversation and storytelling

  • understand figurative or ambiguous language

  • understand what is not explicitly stated by others

stuttering/speech fluency

Children or adults can experience difficulties with fluency. We have a solid background of experience working with people who stutter. Whether your child is demonstrating early signs of stuttering or you are an adult who would like to revisit therapy, we can help.

executive function skill coaching

Executive function skills coaching is designed to support students and adults by teaching and monitoring the skills, tools, and strategies necessary to improve deficits in executive functioning that impact school, work, and domestic tasks.

Executive function skills are those skills that we use to plan, organize, problem-solve, set goals, and execute tasks in our daily lives. Difficulties with executive function may include the following:

  • difficulty planning a project

  • trouble comprehending how much time a project will take to complete

  • struggling to tell a story (verbally or in writing) 

  • trouble communicating details in an organized, sequential manner

  • difficulty with memorization and retrieving information from memory

  • trouble initiating activities or tasks, or generating ideas independently

  • difficulty completing all of the steps in a task or project

augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)

We are very passionate about developing and implementing AAC solutions for individuals with complex communication needs. We will work closely with clients, caregivers and other providers to create systems that enable individuals with disabilities to participate actively in all aspects of their lives.

In the clinic, iPads are available to trial application-based communication programs or other software. We also work closely with other agencies to assist our clients with loaner devices and funding programs.

Individualized education plan (IEP)

Consultative services are available to help support the educational IEP process. These services can include goal consultation, pre-meeting planning, collaboration with educational teams, SLP attendance at meetings, and advocacy assistance for school or community matters.

Pediatric and adult Speech

  • Articulation

  • Phonology

  • Apraxia

  • Dysarthria

spoken and written Language

  • Phonology

  • Morphology

  • Syntax

  • Semantics

  • Pragmatics (language use and social aspects of communication)

  • Prelinguistic communication (e.g., joint attention, intentionality, communicative signaling)

  • Paralinguistic communication (e.g., gestures, signs, body language)

  • Literacy (see below)

Literacy and Written expression

  • Dyslexia/word recognition disorder

  • Reading decoding

  • Reading fluency

  • Reading comprehension

Voice

Voice difficulties can include changes in voice quality, loudness and pitch range, overuse, strain, and trouble coordinating breathing and speaking. We work closely with doctors and other providers to provide follow-up treatment for various vocal conditions.

In addition, areas of elective voice therapy include:

  • Accent Modification

  • Professional speaking/coaching

  • Voice and communication change for transgender people

AURAL/AUDITORY REHABILITATION

  • Training in auditory perception

  • Skill development in speech sound production

  • Language development

  • Managing communication/self-advocacy

  • Listening and communication behavior training for clients, caregivers, and employers

swallowing and feeding therapy

Communication Studio is equipped with a therapeutic kitchen space which is well suited to provide treatment in the following areas:

  • Dysphagia/swallowing disorders

  • Pediatric Feeding

    • Chewing and biting skill development

    • Cup drinking

    • Oral motor stimulation and desensitization

    • Diet changes

    • Positioning changes

    • Alteration of mealtime schedule

    • Utensil and/or bottle modification

  • Family and caregiver education and training

tongue thrust rehabilitation

  • Assessment

  • Parent/client education and training

  • Exercises to retrain patterns of muscle function for the development and habituation of a proper 
    swallowing pattern and mouth rest posture

  • Collaboration with other providers to ensure carryover and progress in orthodontic treatment programs