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

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.

READING PROGRAMS​

Reading with TLC
The Reading with TLC program is research-based and clinically proven since 1990 to quickly close gaps in phonemic awareness, phonics, and sight word skills. Reading with TLC: is consistently proven to yield an average of 1 ½ - 3 years gains within several months; is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and Response to Intervention initiatives; reaches all kinds of learners using emotion, art, imagery, music, humorous stories, and mouth/hand cues; an intervention program for students of ALL ages- Yes, even ADULTS! FREE screenings available! Visit readingwithtlc.com for more information about this wonderful program and to see it in action!

All About Reading Program
All About Reading is a fun and engaging program that has everything your child needs to become a fluent reader for life! This is an Orton-Gillingham program that uses a multi-sensory approach to reading. There are no gaps in this program. Your child will be taught everything he or she needs to know about reading, so no guessing is required. Each new concept builds upon the previous one, and no steps are skipped. There are five key components of reading—and this program teaches all of them thoroughly. These five components are:

  1. Phonological Awareness
  2. Phonics and Decoding
  3. Fluency
  4. Vocabulary
  5. Comprehension

All About Reading consists of Pre-reading and Levels 1-4. It teaches all key components of reading in a fun and engaging way. Your child will be given a quick placement test to see which level is best for them.

All About Spelling Program
All About Spelling is a seven level program. Based on the latest research, this award-winning program provides complete and comprehensive instruction using the Orton-Gillingham approach. Powerful teaching methods are at the center of All About Spelling.

  • Multi-sensory approach makes it easy for kids to understand.
  • Built-in review system helps learning stick.
  • Kids look forward to spelling lessons because of the motivating, hands-on activities.
  • This mastery-based, building block program works with kids who have learning disabilities as well as those who do not.

Your child will be given a quick placement test to see which level is best for them; however All About Spelling is a building block program–each level builds upon the previous one. The rules and concepts learned in Level 1 are applied in Level 2, and then those are applied in Level 3, and so on. For this reason, we recommend that most children start with Level 1. Since AAS is mastery-based, the level numbers do not correspond to grade levels. For example, Level 1 doesn't have to be completed in first grade.

Summer Camps

Camp Chat 'n Chew
Campers will cook age-appropriate recipes while working on social skills, articulation skills, language skills, and much more! Join us for a delicious adventure into the world of food, fun, and language! Camp Chat 'n Chew is designed for children with speech-language challenges, sensory challenges, and/or attention challenges. Sessions are divided by grade level, and are limited to 8 children per session. Each session will be lead by a licensed, certified Speech-Language Pathologist and/or Occupational Therapist and a helper. Your child will learn a new recipe each day, along with practicing social skills (including manners), articulation skills, expressive language skills, receptive language skills, oral motor skills, sensory skills, and much more! Contact us for more information, or stop by our office for a flyer with all the details!

Art & Zen Friends Yoga Camp
Join us for an amazing art and yoga camp for ages 3-12 years old! Campers will enjoy art activities, yoga poses, stories, and more.
Limited to 8 children so register now!

Picky Eaters Academy
Campers will participate in 3 hours of activities that will help them to develop a healthy relationship with food. Each day will consist of sensory activities to develop sensory skills required for tolerating textures; oral motor activities to develop necessary motor skills for chewing, swallowing, and drinking; food exploration activities; and a hierarchical introduction of proteins, starches, fruits, and vegetables. Your child will feel more comfortable tolerating, interacting with, tasting, and eating new foods! Contact us for more information, or stop by our office for a flyer with all the details!
Limited to 8 children so register now!

Super Sensory Camp
Super campers will enjoy exploring senses through science experiments, projects, movement and more!

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.

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