What is Speech & Language Therapy for children?
Speech-language pathologists are the go-to professionals when it comes to speech, language, social communication, and literacy development. A speech or language disorder may occur on its own (without any other medical diagnosis) or a speech/language disorder may stem from another developmental issue, like autism spectrum disorder. At GCR, we follow the Preferred Practice Patterns set out by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). The best current evidence suggests that parental and caregiver involvement in the treatment process is essential for a child's communication success outside of the clinic. Therefore, parents are always encouraged to observe and participate in therapy sessions when appropriate. Our treatments are many and varied, but we always make sure that your child's program is individually designed and incorporates the goals of your child's Individualized Education Plan and state curricula.
Our evaluations are a cut above the average. We spend time with your child and provide detailed, understandable assessments and treatment plans so there is never a question as to you and your child's goals. We can also help your child qualify for school-based services and support your child's IEP team.
SERVICES that we provide for children and families include screening, comprehensive evaluation, diagnostic, treatment, and parental/family education & training services.
Every child is an individual, and your child is no different. We treat children from a wide range of backgrounds and with a wide range of developmental disorders of speech, language, social communication, and literacy disorders.
Articulation and phonological disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorder and related disorders of language development
Chromosomal and other congenital disorders
Children who are deaf/hard-of-hearing (Aural Rehabilitation)
Specific Language Impairment (SLI)
Social communication and pragmatic language disorders
Fluency disorders (stuttering)
Language-based literacy disorders
Augmentative & Alternative Communication assessment, programming, & treatment
for children with autism spectrum disorder.
Collaboration between multiple different disciplines (such as psychology, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, pediatrics, etc.) is a well-established standard of practice when it comes to diagnosis and intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder.
At GCR, we recognize that inter-professional collaboration between the occupational therapist and speech-language pathologist is an indispensable component of treatment planning and intervention. Occupational therapists understand how to adapt a setting to maximize learning, and can jointly educate the speech-language pathologist and parents on the complex sensory needs of children with ASD. In turn, the speech-language pathologist can collaborate with the occupational therapist to enable generalization of communication goals, especially in the clinical environment.
Our occupational therapy team will work with your child's existing school therapist/s, other therapists, educators, and their physician to help ensure positive outcomes. Our treatment always considers your child's IEP, and we make every effort to ensure that treatment is--when appropriate--curriculum based.
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