What is Speech-Language Therapy?
Speech-language therapy involves the diagnosis and treatment of difficulties related to communication such as listening, speaking, reading, and writing across the lifespan.
Who benefits from Speech-Language Therapy?
Infants, toddlers, adolescents, and adults who have speech and/or language difficulties that impact development, learning, socializing, and emotional well-being.
What can Speech-Language Therapy help with?
- Cognitive aspects of communication (e.g., attention, memory, problem solving, executive functions)
- Speech (phonation, articulation, motor planning, fluency, resonance, and voice)
- Social aspects of communication
- Language development including comprehension and expression of oral and written language
- Pre-literacy and language-based literacy skills, phonological awareness
- Swallowing or infant feeding
- Brain injury, hearing loss, cleft palate, cerebral palsy, or emotional issues
What does Speech-Language Therapy consist of?
It depends on each client. Young children benefit from a mixture of play and table top tasks that are motivating to them. For older children therapies usually align with school activities. The SLP collaborates closely with family, teachers, school support staff and other professionals. Therapy may take place individually or in small groups.
What is the first step?
When you contact us, our Intake Specialist will discuss your needs and concerns with you over the phone. She will then consult with our team of specialists to match you with the most suitable professional to support you and your child.
You will then meet with the specialist(s) for an intake meeting, during which they will work with you to determine the most appropriate next steps for your child. The intake meeting usually involves a parent interview, an observation of your child, or a screening activity with your child.