We excel in providing evidence-based interventions to support your child's communication skills
Speech and Language Evaluations and Treatment
Preschool Speech and Language Screenings
Family Training and Consultations
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Assessment, Treatment, and Programming
Various Types of Service Delivery
Summer Speech Boost Programs
Receptive and Expressive Language
Language is the comprehension and use of various modalities of communication, such as verbal speech, written communication, and/or a communication symbol system. Language is broken down into two subtypes: receptive language and expressive language. Receptive Language skills describe language comprehension, which involves attention, following directions, understanding questions and comments, as well as receptive vocabulary. Expressive Language how an individual communicates their wants and needs. It includes use of communication across modalities, including use of facial expressions, gestures, spoken language, communication symbols and use of expressive vocabulary.
Articulation and Phonology
Articulation involves the production of speech and describes how an individual makes speech sounds using their articulators (i.e. the mouth, the lips, the tongue). Some individuals may have difficulty producing a specific speech sound. For example, if an individual is having difficulty with their “r” sound, they may produce the word “wing” instead of “wing”.
Fluency Disorders | Stuttering
Fluency Disorders are speech disorders characterized by sound or word repetitions, prolongations, and interruptions in speech. They are most commonly known as “stuttering disorders”. Some individuals may also have secondary behaviors associated with stuttering, such as facial grimacing or body tightening during a moment of stuttering.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Augmentative and Alternative Communication includes all various modalities of communication and expression. It can involve the use of symbols, gestures, speech generating devices, or computers to assist individuals in expressing themselves. Augmentative Communication is the use of one or more modalities to supplement verbal speech, while Alternative Communication is the use of one or more modalities to replace verbal speech.
Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)
Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder that impacts a child’s ability to speak clearly. Children with CAS typically know what they want to say, however, they have difficulty carrying out the complex movements that are necessary for clear speech.
Miss Krista is trained in both PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) and ReST (Rapid Syllable Transition Treatment) to assist your child in promoting sequenced movements for speech.
Social Language | Pragmatics
Pragmatic language skills, or social language, involves the way a person uses language in various social contexts. It includes both verbal and nonverbal communication to communicate or understand elements such as idioms, humor, slang, and tone of voice.
Executive Functioning (EF) includes a wide range of aspects. It includes an individual’s ability to plan and organize their personal space as well as being able to mentally organize and group various types of information. Working memory, task initiation and monitoring, emotional control, and self-monitoring are also important parts of Executive Functioning.