Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) evaluate speech, language, social interaction, and emergent literacy functioning in children. Parents are an essential part of the therapy process so SLPs also teach parents techniques to use at home throughout the day.
SLPs help with:
- Articulation – produce sounds in isolation, then in words and phrases, and then in conversation
- Voice – use vocal folds and breathing to produce sounds, relaxation techniques, and appropriate volume
- Fluency – address the child’s feelings about hesitations or stuttering and teach techniques to manage the rhythm of speech
- Receptive language – understand others, word meanings and sentence structures; follow directions
- Expressive language – what words to use, how to put words together, and what word combinations work best in what situations sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings
Prompt (“Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets”)
All of our SLPs are also trained in PROMPT, which utilizes a tactile-kinesthetic approach to provide cues on the face, chin, and neck to help promote speech.
In addition to 1:1 speech-language therapy, we also offer two specialized parent training courses for parents of children with language delays.