Speech therapy focuses on factors affecting a child’s speech, language, peer relationships and social skills across all environments. Speech therapists utilize evidence-based techniques in an individualized program to improve speech production, language skills, feeding, and swallowing.
Speech therapy evaluation and intervention focuses on factors affecting the child’s speech, language, peer relationships and social skills in the home, school, and community environments. Intervention techniques utilized are based on clinical reasoning, theories of speech therapy practice, and evidence-based practice.
Intervention techniques and services include but are not limited to:
- Normal developmental sequences of expressive and receptive communication
- Articulation, Phonology, and Motor Speech
- Hearing impairment/Listening and Spoken Language
- Augmentative device selection, design, and programming
- Oral motor, feeding, and swallowing
- Education of caregivers, clients, and family members