A speech-language pathologist (SLP) is defined as the professional who engages in professional practice in the areas of communication and swallowing across the life span. Communication and swallowing are broad terms encompassing many facets of function. Communication includes speech production and fluency, language, cognition, voice, resonance, and hearing. Swallowing includes all aspects of swallowing, including related feeding behaviors. The terms communication and swallowing are used to reflect all areas. The SLP assesses the underlying communication and/or swallowing challenges and addresses the findings with therapy, when applicable, with the goal of achieving desired outcomes.
Individual speech and language therapy sessions are available and Group Therapy is available for pragmatic language therapy. Therapy sessions for children are play-based and functional, engaging the child with games and activities that are designed to teach specific communication skills. Services are provided at our office, some private schools, or in the naturalistic environment for Babies Can’t Wait clients. *Determination of therapy location may be made based on your insurance and availability in therapists’ schedule.
We assess speech, language, and communication abilities to identify communication strengths and weaknesses and recommend goals for therapy. Parent interview, observation, and formal testing may be used to evaluate your child’s speech and language development.