Our
Mission

Brightening Lives by Shaping Voices

 


SPEAK's mission is to provide a place for children who require more expertise, finesse, and experience to find success and reach their maximum potential.  Every child deserves to find his or her voice and the power that goes along with it.  Some children's journeys to communication and clear speech are more complicated than others. We respect that the process for finding that voice may be different for each child.

 

SPEAK's mission is to make therapy functional and FUN!  We know that children who want to come to therapy will have better outcomes.    Our goals and practice will be meaningful for better carryover into daily living.

SPEAK's mission is to meet the needs of families!  Life is busy! We strive to make therapy efficient, productive and meaningful.  Families have routine access to the clinician, opportunities for observation, participation, longer sessions, and flexible frequencies.  We want you to understand the nature of your child's needs, why things are happening and what we are doing to help.  And when our speech services aren't the priority or best match, we will be honest and make recommendations that help you maximize your time and therapy dollars.

SPEAK's mission is to provide highest quality and most innovative services available.  Experience, expertise and excellence is our motto.  We maintain a niche practice in order to be the best at what we do.  

The services, methods, and techniques we use to treat children with motor speech disorders or feeding issues go well beyond what would be considered available through 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.  

Many 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. 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.

 

Urgent request? Call us at 410-349-0332.