Speech Therapy Services

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About Speech Therapy

Speech therapy is the assessment and treatment of speech, language, and communication delays and disorders by speech language pathologists (also referred to as speech therapists). Speech-language pathologists, certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association, are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of speech and language delays and disorders. Our pediatric therapists are licensed, certified, and hold a master’s or doctoral degree in their field. Browse our therapist bios to view our areas of expertise and the background of our team. Some common diagnoses treated in speech therapy include:

Articulation disorders
Auditory processing disorder
Autism spectrum disorder
Receptive / Expressive language delays
Social language delays
Apraxia
Delays due to hearing loss
Fluency issues / Stuttering
Speech and language delays
Voice disorders
 
Some of our therapists’ specializations and treatment strategies they use include: 

Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC)
Executive Function
Orton-Gillingham approach
Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) 
Prompt method
Social Thinking
Visualizing and Verbalizing

 

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Signs your child may benefit from speech therapy

There are many reasons why a parent might seek speech therapy for their child including delayed milestones, speech sound errors, picky eating, difficulty with social communication or struggles with expression or understanding spoken directions. Our experienced team is happy to discuss your concerns and make recommendations. Schedule a free phone consultation, or complete our get started form to be connected with a pediatric therapist based on your child’s unique needs and personality. Once matched with a therapist, we will schedule a speech language evaluation. Your child’s experienced TherapyWorks speech pathologist will determine whether your child will benefit from speech therapy and make recommendations for the frequency and duration of therapy.

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Effective Teletherapy for Pediatric Speech and Occupational Therapies; teletherapy for fluency disorders

Speech and language evaluations: What to expect

Your child’s speech language pathologist will set up the evaluation at a time that works for you and your child. Therapists use a variety of formal and informal assessment tools including developmental history, observation, language sample, oral motor examination, and standardized tests to obtain a comprehensive picture of your child’s speech and language skills and will create a customized treatment plan with goals specific to your child’s needs. An evaluation report can take up to two weeks to prepare and your child’s therapist will follow up with you to discuss the results of the evaluation and make recommendations for your child.  You will receive a copy of your child’s detailed evaluation report and treatment plan from your child’s therapist.  Goals and treatment plans are specific and measurable so that your child’s progress can be tracked. Communication is highly important to us so please be sure to reach out to your child’s therapist with any questions or concerns.

Treatment frequency and duration

The length of time your child will need speech therapy services will depend on the needs of your child and the specific goals outlined in the evaluation. Your child’s therapist will give you periodic updates on how your child is progressing toward his or her goals. Your therapist will work with you to establish a communication plan for all professionals, teachers, and caregivers who are working with your child. Ensuring that all providers are on the same page will positively impact your child’s progress.

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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!