Language therapy may focus on improving grammar, vocabulary, processing, comprehension, and social use of language.
The purpose of articulation therapy is to correct the production of specific speech sounds.
A global approach to feeding and swallowing disorders maximizes progress towards goals. This approach ensures a child’s oral motor and sensory processing skills, ongoing medical conditions, feeding environment, and overall development are properly assessed and considered when creating an individualized treatment plan.
PROMPT is a tactle-kinesthetic approach that can be used with children as young as 6 months. It is most commonly used with children who have articulation issues (difficulty producing specific sounds), motor speech disorders (such as apraxia of speech and dysarthria), and children who are nonverbal. PROMPT has also been proven to benefit children with cerebral palsy, brain injury, and autism.
AUGMENTATIVE &ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION
Children with complex communication needs may benefit from an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) device. When looking into different AAC options, a child’s individual strengths, difficulties, language skills, positioning, vision, and motor skills are kept in mind. Intervention programs may incorporate: low tech, AAC programs on iPad or dedicated devices, switches, and eye gaze.
Speech therapy is generally helpful in all voice conditions. It can be especially helpful in children who use their voice aggressively or who are required to use a harsh aggressive attack with their voice because of their hoarseness. Techniques to encourage a comfortable initiation of voicing are taught to the child. Parents are also taught so that they can help the child practice at home.
A practical therapy approach that incorporates parent-training for building language, interaction, and communication skills naturally through everyday routines and activities.
Intervention program that provides assisted movement to activate muscle contraction and increase functional strength and control of articulatory musculature for speech production.
Treatment frameworks and strategies for developing competency in both social cognitive thinking and social skills in order to respond appropriately to social information and participate in situational expectations.