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Schedule a free consultation
We offer free 15 minute phone conversations to help determine if you or your child is a candidate for speech therapy. A consultation is designed to help determine if further evaluation is needed as well as the type of evaluation to be used.
Schedule an evaluation
We proudly offer comprehensive standardized assessments to aide in the diagnostic, prognosis, and growth measurements of you or your loved ones initial language performance and progress throughout therapy. An initial assessment is required to determined the nature of ones speech or language performance and is the first step in determining an individuals strengths and needs. A comprehensive assessment includes input from parent/caregivers and is crucial in developing a therapy plan catered to you.
Re-evaluations are also offered to help determine ones performance and individual accomplishments throughout therapy.
Determine a treatment plan
The Speech Studio provides individual and group therapy sessions to ensure each treatment is focused entirely on you. We pride ourselves in the usage of evidence based scientifically proven therapy methods to ensure success. Sessions last from 30 to 60 minutes depending on the nature of the treatment program.
Therapy for all ages
Types of Treatments
Difficulty Understanding Language
Some children have problems understanding language. They may have trouble:
- Understanding what people mean when they use gestures like shrugging or nodding
- Following Directions
- Answering questions
- Pointing to objects and pictures
- Knowing how to take turns when talking with others
Speech therapy can improve ones ability to inference, understand questions or statements, improve reading comprehension, answering questions and more!
Difficulty using language to talk
Some children have problems using language to talk. They may have trouble:
- Asking questions
- Naming Objects
- Using Gestures
- Putting words together into sentences
- Learning songs and rhymes
- Using correct pronouns, like “he’ or “they”
- Knowing how to start a conversation
Speech therapy can improve ones ability to communicate their thoughts and ideas, increase ones comprehension of language and increase writing skills.
Literacy and Reading Readiness
Preparing your child for reading and writing.
Some children have problems using language to tell and comprehend stories. Children with spoken language problems often have difficulty learning to read and write. They may have trouble:
- Recognizing letters or common words.
- Retelling stories
- Increasing their vocabulary
- Listening comprehension
- Paying attention for over 5 minutes.
Speech therapy can improve ones ability to comprehend and write stories by increasing ones ability to understand morphology, phonology, syntax, semantics, pragmatic emotional and cognitive abilities so they can effectively become a strong reader and writer.
Difficulty making accurate movements when speaking.
Difficulty making accurate movements when speaking. Apraxia occurs when an individual knows what they want to say but their brains have difficulty planning the movements of their tongue, lips, and jaw.
Individuals with apraxia may experience:
- Not saying the same word the same way every time
- Emphasizing and providing stress on the wrong syllable or word
- Distortions or changes in sound
- Have an easier experience saying shorter words thang longer ones.
- Difficulty with fine motor skills
- Delayed language
Speech therapy can use visual, tactile, and auditory cues to help increase the clarity and programming of speech sounds.
Difficulty forming the /s/ and /z/ sounds usually due to incorrect tongue placement.
There are 2 types of lisps
1. Interdental lisp – The tongue stick out between the teeth turning the /s/ or /z/ sound into /th/ sound. i.e, mass becomes math.
2. lateral lisp – Air escapes through the sides of the mouth creating “wet” or “slushy” sound.
Speech therapy can help alleviate and correct the proper tongue placement in order to reduce or eliminate a lisp.
A delay in speech onset with no other diagnosed disabilities or delays.
Toddlers in this category can also be referred to as “late talkers” or “late language learners.”
Individuals with speech delays may demonstrate:
- an expressive vocabulary fewer than 50 words by 24 months
- No two word combinations by 24 months
- articulation errors on words the child knows
- comprehension of fewer words
- use of shorter words
Speech therapy can help stimulate overall language development and potentially prevent future speech difficulties, school-based challenges and enhance everyday communication.
Speech Sound Disorders
Difficulty saying certain sounds clearly.
Individuals may demonstrate
- substitutions of sounds. I.e., they may make a /w/ for an /r/ in which the word run becomes won.
- leave out sounds in words
- may be difficult to understand when speaking
Speech therapy can teach an individual how to
- Speech therapy can improve the ability to be understood
- learn how to make the correct sounds
- identify incorrect vs. correct sound production
- use the sound in words and phrases of varying complexities.
Frequent problems with the normal fluency and flow of speech.
Individuals may exhibit speech patterns characterized by
- Blocks or stops when speaking
Speech therapy can provide skills and strategies designed to mitigate stuttering patterns.
Oral Motor Treatment
Difficulty with the function of the tongue lips and jaw movements.
The process of facilitating the function of tongue, lips, and jaw movements. Oral motor treatment can be beneficial for those experiencing difficulty in
- Orofacial myology
Oral motor treatment can help facilitate the tongue, lips, and jaw movements in order increase the range of movement of the muscles for functional movements in speech and eating.
Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs)
Abnormal movement patterns of the face and mouth and how they interfere with eating, talking and breathing. Individuals with OMDs may experience
- Tongue Thrust
- difficulty producing sounds specifically /s/ as in sand, /sh/ as in shore, /j/ as in “jump.”
- difficulty eating
- limited tongue movements
- difficulty breathing out of the nose
- overbites or under bites
- Noxious oral habits such as thumb and digit sucking, pacifier use
Speech therapy can help correct speech sounds, improve oral rest postures, improve chewing and swallowing, eliminate thumb sucking, practice proper breathing patterns.
A feeding disorder included difficulty eating and swallowing. It may be characterized by
- Poor oral motor skills
- Difficulty swallowing
- Sensory issues
- Picky eating and food refusals
- Limited variety in the diet such as limited colors or textures.
- Difficulty with speech sounds
Feeding therapy can help increase nutrition and growth, provide a bigger variety of foods in your Childs diet, experience more calm and joyful mealtimes.
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Down Syndrome
- Cerebral Palsy
- Developmental Delays
- Early Childhood Development
We believe that parents and caregivers are an essential element in their child’s intervention. The Speech Studio proudly offers scientifically proven courses and interventions designed to teach parents how to implement therapy strategies and teach communication using everyday activities and conversations during daily routines.
Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE)
IEP Consultation and Student Advocacy
The Speech Studio is here to help you and your child navigate through the public education system for special education services. We offer guidance throughout the special education process as it relates to Speech and Language Pathology by advocating for you during IEP (Individualized Education Plan) meetings, advise and educate you about parental/caregiver rights, and assist you in the communication and wording of special education terms including, written or oral messages to educational staff members. We understand the IEP process can become overwhelming and confusing. Therefore, we are here to help ensure all of you’re rights are being met.