Speech and Language Therapy
Our therapists are trained in the following areas:
SOS Feeding Approach
PROMPTS for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets
Beckman Oral Motor
Picture Exchange Communication System
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Evaluation and Treatment
A speech and language evaluation is needed if there is any difficulty with communication. The first step is getting a prescription from the pediatrician. Once you schedule the evaluation, it usually takes 2-4 weeks for the evaluation to be written, approved by the doctor and authorized by the insurance. The insurance will have the final say regarding how many visits are appropriate.
We provide bilingual speech and language therapy! The majority of our therapists speak Spanish.
Proveemos terapia de habla y lenguage bilingue! La mayoria de nuestras terapistas hablan español.
Speaking one or more languages with your child will not cause or contribute to any speech and language difficulties. There are many positive effects of raising a bilingual or multilingual child.
Treatment for feeding and swallowing problems varies greatly, depending on the cause of the problem. Treatment may include diet modification for picky eating, exercises to increase strength, sensation, and coordination, neuromuscular electrical stimulation to increase the strength of facial muscles, and sensory processing to decrease feeding aversions.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication consists of low-tech (PECs) and high-tech (speech generating device) systems. AAC strategies are beneficial to increase the communication of individuals with complex communication needs. Research shows that the use of AAC techniques does not inhibit speech production and may even facilitate oral speech. At SLB, our therapists are very familiar with the process of obtaining an AAC device through the insurance.