Speech and Language Therapy (SLP)
Speech and Language Therapy specializes in Speech Production, Language Processing, Communication Skills as well as Oral-Motor and Swallowing deficits in children from Infancy until adolescence.
We provide the following services:
Expressive Language – difficulty putting words together, limited vocabulary or inability to use language in a socially appropriate way.
Receptive Language – difficulties understanding or processing language, such as: following directions, understanding concepts of color, shape, opposites, or possessing a poor vocabulary.
Articulation – difficulties producing sounds in syllables or saying words correctly to the point that listeners can’t understand what’s being said.
Voice – abnormal pitch, volume or quality of the voice that distracts listeners from the actual content.
Fluency – difficulties in the rhythm and the flow of speech mainly interrupted by abnormal stops, repetitions (st-st-stuttering), or prolonged sounds and syllables (stuttering).
Auditory Processing – the brain’s ability to process what is heard. Difficulty following directions and listening; an inability to recall words.
Pragmatic Speech – inappropriate body language, eye contact, or responses in social situations
Augmentative and Alternative Communication – lack of speech or limited ability to speak. In this case the speech therapist will teach the child how to use gestures, picture symbols, or voice-output devices or computers.
Oral – Motor/ Feeding Skills – these include difficulties with sucking, swallowing, chewing biting. This may come across as: facial weakness (Dysphagia) drooling, choking, and refusing certain foods.
SLP can be provided at the center or at schools, upon parents requests.