It is important that communication is internally driven, therefore when we target speech and language goals, we do this through activities that are motivating and meaningful to the client.
Speech is not just about what happens in the mouth! With this in mind, movement, sensory experiences and play with preferred toys and games are incorporated into our therapy sessions to heighten body awareness and improve the postural stability needed for accurate sound production.
Speech is a complex motor task. In order to move effectively, our sensory and motor systems must be working properly. Movement and sensory based activities can be used to improve sensory integration, head, neck and trunk control, postural stability, and motor planning. Children and adults with sensory processing difficulties often have difficulty attending to and appropriately using speech and language. Engaging the motor and sensory systems helps to improve organization and regulation of the sensory systems, creating improved attention skills and allowing the patient to be organized for learning and for working on speech therapy goals. Click here to learn more about why we incorporate sensory and motor activities into our sessions.
Speech and language therapy is concerned with the management of disorders of speech, language and communication in children and adults.
Communication allows us to connect with others, indicate what we need or want, and share the full range of our emotions. The ability to communicate clearly and effectively is very important. Any impairment of this ability can have far-reaching consequences, affecting every aspect of a person's life, from learning, to work, to interactions with family, friends, and community. We enjoy helping our patients improve their communication abilities to their maximum potential using a variety of treatment methods.
Family involvement is encouraged and is an important component of our intervention plans.
We are able to treat a wide variety of speech and language delays and disorders. We frequently treat patients with the following:
We use evidence based practice and clinical reasoning when choosing speech, language and feeding therapy treatment approaches and strategies. We are pleased to offer a number of specialized treatment strategies, as appropriate, as part of your or your child's treatment. These treatment strategies often require additional training, skills and certifications.
Prescriptions should be written for speech therapy regardless of the treatment strategies that will be used. The treatment strategies will be determined by the therapist and may be changed at any time in order to most effectively treat each patient.
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