Children's Speech Therapy Services, LLC
In-Home Speech Therapy
When you decide to put your child's speech-language needs into my hands, it immediately becomes my number one priority. I value the relationships I form with each child and family, and I believe that goes a long way in improving their therapy outcomes. Give me a call to find out how I can help you and your child today.
An evaluation is a comprehensive assessment of your child’s speech and language abilities. Information will be collected from parents/family members, other service providers, and/or teachers. Standardized testing and observations, as needed, will be used to determine eligibility for speech and language services. Findings are then synthesized and discussed with the parent/family member in order to establish an intervention plan. A full written report is provided.
Articulation or Speech Therapy
Articulation and Speech Therapy services help your child produce and shape age appropriate speech sounds accurately. Children may substitute, omit, add, or change various speech sounds or entire speech sound patterns. For example, your child may produce "ouse" instead of “house,” or substitute sounds that are made in the back of the mouth (e.g., “k” and “g”) with sounds that are made in the front of the mouth (e.g., “t” and “d”).
Language Skills Therapy
Language is composed of both expressive and receptive language. Therapy for expressive language focuses on your child’s ability to express their thoughts and feelings through communication. Expressive language also includes your child’s vocabulary and use of grammar. Receptive language refers to your child’s ability to attend to, process, comprehend, retain, or integrate spoken language. Therapy for receptive language will focus on your child’s ability to understand spoken language and follow directions.
Social Skills Therapy
Development of social skills or pragmatic language use usually occurs throughout a child’s lifetime, however, it is most crucial during the earlier years. Social skills are complex: they include using age-appropriate social language in a variety of contexts as well as interpreting non-verbal cues (such as facial expressions, tone of speech and body language). Interacting with peers necessitates an understanding of how to initiate, maintain, and end conversations and how to play appropriately. Specific instruction of social skills can be incorporated into therapy goals.