Services

Speech-Language Services

Speech-Language Preschool Screenings

Call today to schedule a screening at your preschool!

Comprehensive Evaluations​

Articulation Disorders - Atypical production of speech sounds that may interfere with intelligibility; may include oral motor impairments and/or phonological processing deficits.

Oral Motor Impairments/Weaknesses

Feeding/Picky Eaters/Problem Feeders - Poor weight gain, choking/gagging/coughing during meals, food/texture aversions, food/texture avoidances, etc.

Receptive and/or Expressive Language Disorders - Impaired comprehension (understood) and/or expression (spoken) skills.

Voice Disorders - Aphonia (absence of voice) or the abnormal production of vocal quality, pitch, loudness, resonance, and/or duration.

Fluency Disorders - An interruption in the flow of speaking (stuttering, cluttering).

Occupational Therapy Services

Occupational Therapy helps children gain independence and promotes development of fine motor skills, sensory motor skills, and visual motor skills that children need to function and socialize in their home, school, play, and community environments. In the case of an injury or debilitating illness, services focus on rehabilitating children, allowing them to return to their daily routines at their highest level of function.

Children may benefit from pediatric occupational therapy for:

  • Self-care skills including feeding, dressing, and grooming
  • Hand strengthening and coordination skills required for activities such as cutting with scissors, coloring, and writing, buttoning, using feeding utensils, etc.
  • Sensory-motor processing and integration
  • Upper extremity (shoulder, arm and hand) splinting & serial casting
  • Recommendation, training, and use of adaptive equipment
  • Neuro-developmental treatment
  • Visual motor and handwriting skills
  • Pain management
  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation for urinary incontinence
  • Wheelchair and equipment evaluation

Other Services

PROMPT Therapy

PROMPT is an acronym for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets. The technique is a tactile-kinesthetic approach that uses touch cues to a patient’s articulators (jaw, tongue, lips) to manually guide them through a targeted word, phrase or sentence. The technique develops motor control and the development of proper oral muscular movements, while eliminating unnecessary muscle movements, such as jaw sliding and inadequate lip rounding. PROMPT therapy is appropriate for a wide range of patients with communication disorders. The most common patients have motor speech disorders, articulation problems or are non-verbal children. Many patients with aphasia, apraxia/dyspraxia, dysarthria, pervasive development disorders, cerebral palsy, acquired brain injuries and autism spectrum disorders have benefited from PROMPT therapy. An evaluation by a PROMPT-trained speech therapist is the only way to find out if a patient is appropriate for the therapy.

Hearing Screenings

We offer in-house hearing screenings conducted by one of our certified Speech Language Pathologists. A hearing screening evaluates a person’s ability to hear by measuring the ability of sound to travel through the hearing nerves to the brain. Hearing screenings help determine if there is a possible temporary or permanent hearing loss. The screening is typically a hand raising game an audiologist or certified Speech Language Pathologist administers in approximately 10 minutes. Most screening tools yield a “pass” or “did not pass” if there are soft sounds that are not heard. If a child did not pass the screening, a comprehensive full hearing test is typically recommended. Normal hearing in children is important for normal language development. If a child has hearing problems, it can cause problems with their ability to learn, speak, or understand language. Many insurance companies require up-to-date hearing screenings in order to authorize services.

SPARK​ - Successful Phonological Awareness & Reading Interventions for Kids

Our SPARK program combines many research based programs and techniques designed to fit the needs of your child. Every child is different, and requires different strategies in order to be successful. There is no “one size fits all” program, and we will meet your child at their level in order to make the program and strategies work for them.

Your child will be evaluated in order to determine their skill level. Sessions will include visual, tactile, verbal, and sensory interventions along with games, and activities that will make learning fun. Let’s SPARK a lifelong love of reading in your child starting today!

Summer Camps

Summer Camps offered in June and July, check the Upcoming Events page or our Facebook page for up to date information on camp offerings.

Zen Friends Kid's Yoga

Kids will love our music filled yoga classes! Each class focuses on strength, coordination, relaxation, mindfulness, socialization, and more! Kids will learn to manage stress, build concentration, increase confidence, develop a positive self-image, and feel part of a healthy non-competitive group. Each class will follow a lesson plan, target specific skills, and incorporate music and/or stories related to the daily theme.

Music Therapy

Music Therapy is an evidence-based discipline that can benefit a variety of populations, including children and adults with disabilities (both in private practice and school settings), patients of all ages in medical or mental health settings, older adults in long term care, infants in neonatal intensive care, patients in hospice, and everything in between. Clients are assessed to determine clinical goals and music-based interventions are designed to meet those goals- with music, the sky is the limit! No musical background is necessary to benefit from music therapy: interventions are designed to meet the client where they are and help them grow. For more information on the field of music therapy and how your child can benefit from music therapy sessions, visit the American Music Therapy Association website at www.musictherapy.org. Kimbridge Music Therapy: www.kimbridgemusictherapy.com

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