Our Speech-Language Pathologists have experience in the treatment of children and adults with speech, language and swallowing challenges. We combine evidence on best treatments with thoughtful individual care, to ensure the best treatment outcomes.
Communication is more than producing sounds accurately. It includes understanding what others say, using gestures, remembering and interacting with others, and having relationships with family, friends, and teachers.
Every child is different and develops at a different pace but the following milestones might be helpful for you to consider if you are feeling concerned about your child’s development.
Does your child needs speech therapy because their sentences or their speech development is delayed? This handy table will tell you what to expect at different ages.
Is your dominant language affecting your English accent? If you feel that your accent is interfering with your advancement at work, your self esteem, or your social engagements, you might consider speech therapy for accent reduction.
Several aspects of speaking are different across languages. Words are stressed differently, there might be sounds you have never used, and sometimes sentences are produced with different intonation. Sounds in words, intonation, stress, and rhythm in speech are all targeted in therapy for accent reduction.
Before we start treatment, we learn a bit about your dominant language so we can target the sounds which are likely to be unfamiliar. We take a practical approach in treatment by encouraging the practice of words and scripts you might use at work, in public speaking, or in daily life.
Autism is defined as a developmental disability and at the early stage will be characterized by a communication delay, difference, or disorder. Children with autism, also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD will show difficulties in social skills, communication, and language ability. Difficulties might be mild or severe. Children with autism are all different but might share some of the following characteristics.
Your child might have problems feeling connected with others and may seem to be satisfied with living in their own world. They may have trouble:
Children with autism might have trouble understanding communication, talking with others, reading or writing. Some children lose words that they have used correctly. Your child may have difficulties:
There are no known treatments for autism but speech therapy can help a child or adult learn strategies for improving their communication and social skills.
Intervention for autism should start at a very young age. An appropriate treatment plan for a child, their family, or an adult with autism can assist in life participation at all ages and stages.
Are you concerned about stuttered speech? Stuttered speech is characterized by pauses, sound repetitions, whole word repetitions, and sometimes extra body movements while speaking. Stuttering can create speaking anxiety and interfere substantially in activities of daily living. It can stop you from achieving your goals at work, school and in relationships.
Stuttering responds favorably to early intervention. Treatment in the preschool years shows the greatest success. Children often repeat sounds and words as they are learning to speak but some children get stuck in the word repetition cycle and this can develop into a pattern of stuttering.
There is some evidence that stuttering has a genetic component. Often there is more than one family member who has stuttered speech.
If you are concerned about your preschoolers speech and you are worried about stuttering it is important to see a speech therapist as soon as possible.
Stuttering can be treated with electronic devices as well as therapy designed, to alter movement patterns during speaking. If you are a teen or an adult and you stutter, the best thing to do is let your stuttering happen. Trying to reduce stuttering by forcing the words out or hurrying to complete a sentence will make stuttering worse. Trying to hide stuttering by using different words or avoiding conversations will also make it worse. We can help reduce the anxiety associated with stuttering and assist with life participation despite stuttered speech.
Stroke & Brain Injuries Recovery
FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder)
Transgender Voice Therapy
Your initial appointment will be with your Speech-Language Pathologist who will collect information about your background including medical information (if appropriate) and work done with other therapists. We will evaluate your communication skills which will provide information used to guide the Speech-Language Pathologist in developing your treatment plan. In addition we will discuss your goals and concerns to ensure a match between our services and your needs.
If you have a referral or report from other professionals (doctors, occupational or physical therapists, schools) this would be helpful in the initial appointment. We may ask you to sign a Release of Information so we can coordinate our services with any public services (educational or medical) involved in your care.
A referral from a physician is NOT required.
Services provided by our registered Speech-Language Pathologists are covered by most private insurance plans.
$150 per 50 minutes
$100 per 30 minutes
The initial assessment is completed by a registered Speech-Language Pathologist. The purpose of the assessment is to diagnose the type of communication difficulty and determine the treatment plan. It usually takes 50 minutes to complete (some special cases may take up to 150 minutes). The therapist will send you a report with a plan within 5 business days.
$110 per 50 minutes
$75 per 30 minutes
Each therapy session is provided by a registered Speech-Language Pathologist. The session is usually about 30 or 50 minutes. During the session the therapist will evaluate your progress, find ways to help you practice, and assign exercises for you to practice independently. (Research shows that the best therapy outcome occurs when homework is completed.)
$65 per 50 minutes
$45 per 30 minutes
The supplement sessions are provided by our trained and supervised Speech-Language Assistants. The assistant will deliver the therapy according to the treatment plan designed by your primary therapist. To insure the best outcome, your progress will be closely monitored by your primary therapist and your treatment plan will be modified accordingly.
Our full time therapists spend less than 5 hours per day seeing clients. The rest of the time is used for research, evaluating outcomes, and developing new treatment approaches. Contact us today before the remaining spots are filled.