SPEECH AND LANGUAGE EVALUATIONS
Are you wondering how your child is functioning compared to other children his or her age in regards to communication, speech sound production, fluency, language comprehension, or social skills? Have you experienced a trauma or other medical diagnoses that has made understanding and communicating more difficult than before? Let our skilled clinicians evaluate you or your family member and give you an idea of strengths and weaknesses, as well as suggestions for how to improve weak areas in order help you achieve your goals. We use clinical observation, caregiver interview, and standardized assessments to assist in obtaining clear data and developing a treatment plan that fits the needs of you and your family.
COGNITIVE EVALUATIONS AND THERAPY
Your brain needs a check-up too! We offer a variety of cognitive assessments to objectively measure attention, memory, reasoning, and executive functioning. We can help you identify strengths and weaknesses, as well as develop a treatment plan to address any areas of deficit that are revealed.
Language therapy addresses expressive language (using language) and receptive language (understanding and processing language). Language therapy may address listening and processing skills, following verbal directions, comprehending basic linguistic concepts, vocabulary, morphology, combining words with appropriate sentence structure, as well as deficits in reading comprehension and/or written language.
We evaluate and treat a variety of speech sound production disorders, including articulation disorders, phonological processing disorders, apraxia of speech, dysarthria, and errors caused by oromyofunctional disorders.
We address functional, organic, and psychogenic voice disorders using a combination of patient and family education and guided treatment exercises to help you develop a stronger, clearer, and more functional voice.
SWALLOWING AND FEEDING THERAPY
Safe and adequate nutrition and hydration is essential for a healthy body as well as good quality of life. We customize treatment plans to include behavioral modification, positioning strategies, oral exercises, and swallowing maneuvers to help you achieve your goals in this area.
SOCIAL SKILLS THERAPY
The ultimate goals of expressive language is its use for functional communication social interaction. Social language therapy goes beyond the building blocks of vocabulary and syntax structures and teaches the rules for using language when interacting socially. Our clinicians have a wealth of experience using a variety of social skills treatment programs with all ages of people. This treatment is especially useful for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, brain injuries, and those that experienced language delays early in life. We cater treatment to address your specific need areas and help you reach your expressed goals. This frequently includes individual, as well as group treatment sessions.
Teletherapy is a therapeutic modality that is a research-supported and allows for no-contact remote treatment for individuals with health or safety concerns, travel difficulties, or time constraints. Sound Speech Pathology currently uses a licenced and HIPPA compliant version of Zoom to conduct teletherapy sessions. This provides the opportunity for your therapist to virtually come into your home during scheduled sessions to observe, guide, and assist you and your loved ones to reach your communication goals. Talk to your therapist if you think teletherapy is the best option for you and your family.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is an important tool to ensure that everyone (even those with verbal challenges) can gain access to functional communication and interaction. We work with a variety of alternative communication methods, including sign language, picture exchange, symbol communication, and speech generating devices. Our team can guide you through evaluation for the appropriate system for you, programming your device, and learning to use your new communication method for daily functioning.
OROFACIAL MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) uses structured exercises for neuromuscular re-education to address deficits in the craniofacial structures due to oral habits, cleft lip and palate, tongue thrust, trauma, tongue tie, atypical dentition, cancer, and other diagnoses.
Patient and caregiver education is important to us at Sound Speech Pathology since we know that you are with your loved ones many more hours each week than we are. We strive to advise families of patient strengths, weaknesses, achievable goals, and strategies to encourage success outside of the therapy sessions.
Our therapists have vast experience running play groups, social skills groups for various ages, networking and support groups, and parent training group courses. Ask what groups are currently active, as they change based on community need and interest.