SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY

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Speech and Language Therapy is dedicated to developing the communication skills of children. Our Speech and Language Pathologists, who are certified by the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association (ASHA), will work in conjunction with the child’s therapy team implementing and monitoring language, social and play goals set out in the individual therapy plan. Baselines will be established using assessment tools and appropriate goals will be selected from the following areas:

  • Preverbal skills
  • Semantics
  • Syntax
  • Pragmatics
  • Voice
  • Articulation
  • Fluency

 

Through the use of specialized therapy designs and models, selected goals will be achieved using evidence-based practice. Alternative and augmentative communication tools, such as computers, sign language, pictures boards or the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) may be used to facilitate functional communication skills.

Speech and Language Therapy Assessments and Evaluations

CEIMC and CLEMC takes pride in ensuring your child’s evaluation utilizes the most-up-to-date and valid assessment materials. A dynamic assessment comprising of standardized test administration and informal evaluations within the speech and language domains are conducted to make comparisons of your child’s speech and/or language development to those of his/her age-matched peers. Furthermore, it aids the clinician in determining if a delay or disorder exists. Once testing and observations (including speech/language samples) are completed, the clinician will develop a comprehensive written assessment report, which involves a thorough analysis and interpretation of the assessment results.

The Hanen Parent Training Program

An extensive Parent Training is available and can be conducted by our Hanen ® Certified Instructor who has extensive experience working with young children and their parents. The programs will guide you in learning strategies that you can apply to your everyday life. Through the use of activities and group discussions, parents learn to create and take advantage of everyday opportunities to improve their child’s communication skills.

Your child will

  • Show gains in speech sound development.
  • Improve social interaction.
  • Increase vocabulary.
  • Use more multi-word sentences.

 

Parents will

  • Learn how to be less directive and more responsive to their child.
  • Use language appropriate to their child’s communicative level.
  • Use language promoting strategies throughout a typical day.

Group sessions will consist of 4-6 families of children who are struggling with developing and using language.

It Takes Two to Talk Program for children with Language Delays

Our Speech & Language Department offers the It Takes Two to Talk Program, which is specifically designed for parents of children with language delays. In a comfortable small group setting, parents will learn how to build your child’s language skills naturally within everyday routines and activities. The program focuses on:

  • How your child learns best and what motivates him to communicate.
  • Why your child behaves in certain ways, and what you can do to either increase or reduce those behaviors.
  • How to use your knowledge about your child to set realistic goals.
  • How to make interactions with your child last longer and be more meaningful.
  • Tips for using pictures and print to help your child’s understanding.
  • Tips on how to talk so that your child understands you.
  • Strategies for developing your child’s play skills.
  • Ways to help your child make friends.

 

More Than Words Program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Our Speech & Language Department offers the More Than Words Program, which is designed specifically for parents of children ages 5 and under on the autism spectrum. The program provides parents with the tools, strategies and support they need to help their children reach their full communication potential. The More Than Words program does this by empowering the parent to help the child reach the following three goals:

1. Improve social skills.
2. Master the ability to engage in back-and-forth interactions.
3. Improve understanding of language.