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Speech and Language

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Receptive and Expressive Language Therapy

Receptive language is your child’s ability to understand language. Expressive language is your child’s ability to put thoughts into words and sentences when writing or speaking.

Children can have a language delay or disorder in receptive, expressive, or both domains. 

 The following are some examples of treatment techniques we use, as appropriate:

  • Hanen Program for Language Development

  • Social Thinking Language Therapy 

  •  Visualizing and Verbalizing

  • Traditional Language Therapy

Articulation Therapy

A speech sound disorder means a child has trouble saying certain sounds and words past the age where it is developmentally appropriate. Sometimes, children have difficulty producing several individual sounds, or may produce groups of sounds or words incorrectly.

The following are some examples of treatment techniques we use, as appropriate:

  • PROMPT Therapy

  • Kaufman Apraxia Program

  • Oral Motor Therapy

  • Tethered Oral Tissue Treatment

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Pragmatic Language Therapy

Social communication disorder (SCD) is characterized by persistent difficulties with the use of verbal and nonverbal language for social purposes. Therapy is designed to support children with social communication challenges feel empowered and confident in a variety of social settings.

 

 We utilize a combination of techniques, as appropriate:

 

  • Peer groups

  • Social Thinking Programs

  • Natural Language Acquisition (NLA)

  • Gestalt Language Processing (GLP)

Oromyofunctional and Feeding

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Pre- Feeding and Feeding Therapy

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A feeding disorder may be characterized by any of the following: pickiness and restricted diet, bottle or nipple refusal, poor weight gain, choking, gagging or coughing during or after meals​, difficulty transitioning through developmental feeding stages, prolonged or difficult meal times, and oral motor or sensory-motor deficits with or without additional medical diagnoses. Feeding challenges can have profound effects on family dynamics, and treatment involves both parent/caregiver coaching and direct therapy, as indicated.

 

The following are some techniques we utilize, as appropriate:

  • Oral Motor Therapy

  • Sensory Motor Feeding Therapy

  • Responsive Feeding Therapy (RFT)

  • Baby Led Weaning

  • SOS Feeding Therapy

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Oromyofunctional Therapy

An orofacial myofunctional disorder (OMD) is when there is an abnormal lip, jaw, or tongue position during rest, swallowing or speech. Children at risk of developing OMD’s tend to have chronic thumb or finger sucking habits and may breathe through their mouths at rest. We will conduct a thorough evaluation to assess your child’s oral habits at rest, during eating, and while sleeping.

 

The following are some techniques we utilize, as appropriate:

  • Oromyofunctional therapy

  • Tethered Oral Tissue treatment

  • Referral to traditional speech or feeding therapy

  • Referral to dentist or orthodontist 

Parent Coaching

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Plateful Progress

Plateful Progress is a 3 session personalized feeding coaching course designed for parents of babies and toddlers. We will guide you through starting solids, managing picky eating, and setting up positive, responsive routines for healthy mealtimes that last a lifetime. Our coaching approach is tailored to meet the individual needs of you and your little one. We'll work with you to address your unique feeding challenges and provide practical solutions that work for your family. Whether you're just starting out or looking to improve your current feeding routines, Plateful Progress will help you wherever you are on your feeding journey. Sessions are conducted weekly via Zoom.

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Language Launchpad

Language Launchpad is a 3-session communication development course designed for parents of babies and toddlers. In this mini-course, we will cover receptive and expressive language development, speech sound development, speech facilitation techniques, and play-based strategies that encourage communication. The course is designed to help you lay a strong foundation for language enrichment in the home and learn practical tools to use in real time.

We will explore ways to make communication fun and integrate it seamlessly into your daily routines.By the end of the course, you'll have the knowledge and tools you need to support your child's communication development and lay the foundation for lifelong learning success. Sessions are conducted weekly via zoom.

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