Disorders

Therapy Programs

  • Tongue Thrust
  • Speech Sound Disorders (Articulation)
  • Language Development (including Late Talkers)
  • Apraxia
  • Brain Injury
  • Executive Functioning
  • Fluency
  • Social Skills
  • Autism
  • Emotional Recognition and Regulation (particularly for ADHD and ASD clients)
  • Aural Rehabilitation
  • Accent Reduction
  • Voice Disorders

Tongue Thrust

  • …the tongue pushes forward during a swallow.
  • …may or may not be evident in speech (i.e. “th” for “s” sounds).
  • …untreated can push teeth out of alignment, even undoing orthodontia work.

Speech Sound Disorders

  • …is not pronouncing sounds correctly.
  • …may involve substitutions, distortions, or omissions of speech sounds.

Language Development

  • …has difficulty communicating basic wants and needs.
  • …has difficulty following directions.
  • …has difficulty with grammar, vocabulary, and/or making sentences.

Late Talker

  • …is not using words by 18 months.
  • …is not pointing or gesturing to communicate by 1 year.

Apraxia

  • …know what they want to say, but have impaired ability to plan the movements needed for correct speech.
  • …message from their brain to their mouth is disrupted.
  • …may have Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) or acquire apraxia later in life after some kind of brain trauma.

Brain Injury

  • …acquired and traumatic brain injuries.
  • …deficits with attention, memory, reasoning, and/or executive functions.

Executive Functioning

  • …has trouble planning or predicting future events
  • ….struggles with time management
  • ….difficulties organizing thoughts, schedules, etc.
  • …unable to properly sequence events, etc.

Fluency

  • …demonstrates repetitions or prolongations of words/word parts.
  • …blinks eyes, taps feet, or tenses during moments of stuttering.

Social Skills

  • …has difficulty taking turns in conversation or staying on topic.
  • …has difficulty picking up social cues such as facial expressions, etc.
  • …has difficulty interacting and playing appropriately with others.

Aural Rehabilitation

  • …training to improve the speech, language, and listening abilities of those with hearing loss.

Voice

  • …problems with pitch, volume, intonation, respiration or resonance disorders.