How we say our sounds and put sounds together to form words and phrases. Other words for this therapy include articulation delay or phonological disorders, apraxia of speech, or dysarthia.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
ABA is a scientifically proven approach to changing specific behaviors in humans and is proven to be the most effective therapy for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We strongly suggest that if you suspect that your child may be exhibiting signs of Autism, that you be proactive in seeking a formal diagnosis, as EARLY INTERVENTION IS KEY! We can screen your child for Autism or assist with resources per your request.
How well we understand what we hear or read and how we use words to tell others what we are thinking. Our ability to properly express ourselves vocally to people.
How our voice sounds. We may sound hoarse, lose our voice easily, talk too loud or through our nose, or be unable to make sounds.
Also called stuttering or cluttering, this is how well our speech flows. Speech may be broken, repetitive, or include a number of pauses.
How well we follow rules in social settings; ie. taking turns, how to talk to different people, or how close to stand to someone when talking. This is called pragmatics.
How well we read and write. People with speech and language disorders may have trouble reading, spelling, and writing.
How well we are able to consume and swallow soft or solid foods. Typically swallowing and feeding therapy are a result of medical diagnosis such as Autism or sensory processing disorders.