Brightening Lives by Shaping Voices
Every child deserves to find his or her voice and the power that goes along with it.
SPEAK knows that some children's journeys to communication and clear speech are more complicated than others. SPEAK provides a place for children who require more expertise, finesse, and experience to find success and reach their maximum potential, respecting that the process for finding that voice may be different for each child.
The services, methods, and techniques we use to treat children with motor speech disorders or feeding issues go well beyond what would be considered traditional speech therapy. At SPEAK, we understand that more complex cases in children often involve an unrecognized musculoskeletal pattern, perhaps in concert with a cognitive, neurological, sensory, or behavioral condition. We use a modern approach to identify the root cause of speech or feeding problems, then deploy advanced techniques in a fun, collaborative and functional environment to address the issue.
While traditional speech-language pathologists (SLPs) tend to treat patients more from an acoustic perspective, having been taught to focus on how they hear speech production. They approach each sound and its placement in a word specifically, often through drilled practice. Many others primarily stimulate language and sound imitation through play-based modeling. These approaches work in some cases, but therapy can be more efficient and successful if we look for the underlying reason why error patterns occur in the first place.
We also understand that the demands of traditional twice weekly speech therapy may not be ideal for your family. We offer longer sessions and varied frequencies to suit your needs.
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