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Speech, Occupational, Physical Therapy and Social Work

Orton-Gillingham approach

Are you seeking reading support for your child?

  1. We have Orton-Gillingham trained therapists who can help!
  2. Over 90% of children who experience reading difficulties have evidence of language delays or disorders that can be treated by speech-language pathologists.
  3. This multi-sensory and phonics-based approach has proven to be very effective for many elementary school-aged children who are struggling with reading and decoding.
  4. Our Orton-Gillingham trained therapists create unique treatment plans for each child and track progress against measurable goals that they will share with you.
  5. We want you to understand your child’s progress and celebrate your child’s success!

What are some things you should be looking for to determine if your child may be at risk of having reading difficulty?

Parents can look at several areas that can indicate whether your child may be at risk for reading difficulty.  If your child displays weakness in any of the following areas, you may want to consider pursuing a speech-language evaluation:

  • Phonological awareness skills: the ability to hear subtle differences between sounds
  • Verbal memory: the ability to retell a simple story
  • Expressive Vocabulary: 2600-7000 words expressively by age 6
  • Rapid serial naming: ability to fluently name several known items
  • Receptive language skills: follows three-step directions

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COVID-19 Protocol

We hope you and your family are continuing to stay safe and healthy! We have outlined our protocols for in-person sessions during COVID-19. As you know, the health and safety of our clients and therapists remain our highest priority. As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work together through these unprecedented times.


Hand Washing:
Upon arrival at your home, your therapist will wash their hands with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer. We ask that you and your child also wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer upon your therapist’s arrival.
 
Facemasks:
We are asking our therapists to wear masks upon entering your home and throughout your child’s session. That said, we understand that some children have adverse reactions to seeing adults in masks and will leave it up to you and your therapist to decide your comfort level while still taking safety precautions.
 
We ask that parents and caregivers also follow the guidelines and wear masks when sitting in on sessions. We will not enforce that policy, but we do kindly ask for compliance.
 
As for your child, we realize that masks may not be appropriate for every child so we will not enforce the rule that children over the age of 2 should wear a mask.  However, if your therapist insists that your child wear a mask, then that will be a requirement directly between the two of you. We respect our therapists’ individual comfort levels with safety precautions and ask that you respect them as well.

 

Protocol Acknowledgment and Health Certification:

Before your child’s first in-person session, we are asking clients to submit an acknowledgment of these protocols and a health certification, which you can find here. Thank you again for your cooperation and for helping all of us stay healthy!