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Services

An Individualized Treatment Plan

An initial assessment session is typically one hour in duration but can extend into subsequent sessions depending on the age and abilities of each client. Therapy sessions can be scheduled for 30, 45 and 60 minutes; the duration and frequency will be discussed with your therapist to create an individualized approach, using our Treatment Stages.

Treatment Stages

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Treatment Stages
Analysis Action Approach Achievement

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Our Services

Motor Speech 

A motor speech disorder is characterized by a difficulty in the coordination of the speech muscles (tongue, jaw, lips) to produce clear speech. This disorder occurs with or without impairment to the speech muscles. The result is unintelligible speech with decreased clarity.​ 

Approach: 1-3 sessions per week/10-12 week block

Action: progress recheck to follow

Articulation and Phonology

An articulation disorder is any difficulty in the production of individual speech sounds. Sound substitutions, such as fumb for thumb are an example of an articulation disorder.

When groups or patterns of speech sounds are affected, this is referred to as a phonological disorder.  

Approach: 8-week block 

Action: progress recheck to follow

Receptive and Expressive Language 

Language disorders are characterized as difficulties in either receptive language, expressive language or both.

Receptive language disorders refers to difficulties in the understanding of or comprehension of language.

Expressive language disorders refers to difficulties in verbal language.

Approach: 6-8 week block 

Action: progress recheck to follow

Stuttering

Fluency (Stuttering)

Disruptions in the flow of speech can be characterized by word repetitions (My-my-my name is…), sound prolongations (m-m-m-my), frequent interjections or fillers (um, um, um), and/or blocking (difficulties getting words out).  

Approach: 6-8 week block 

Action: progress recheck to follow

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Literacy Skills

The ability to read and write.  Knowledge of vocabulary, print awareness, phonological awareness and narratives are referred to as pre-literacy skills.

Approach: 8-week block 

Action: progress recheck to follow

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Early Language – Parent Education

 A process by which children begin to understand that they can communicate their needs and wants with others around them. 

Parent/caregiver education is a crucial step that provides instruction to assist in the development of skills in young children.

Approach: 6-week block

Action: progress recheck to follow

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Aphasia

Aphasia is the result of a stroke or head injury/insult. It affects the ability to communicate by impacting the ability to speak, write and understand verbal and written language. The most common types are: Broca’s, Wernicke’s and Global.

Approach: 4-week block 

Action: progress recheck to follow

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Voice

Voice therapy consists of techniques that target vocal parameters, such as vocal pitch, volume, and quality.  

Approach: 4-week block

Action: progress recheck to follow

Augmentative & Alternative Communication

Tools and strategies that offer a way to send a message and be understood when speech is unintelligible to a listener. These low- and high-tech tools help enhance participation in daily activities, language learning and social connections with all partners. Parent/caregiver instruction to support AAC strategies are vital to developing positive communication outcomes.

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Virtual Care (Telepractice)

The application of telecommunications to the delivery of speech-language pathology services at a distance by linking clinician to client for assessment, intervention, and/or consultation.