Oral Motor Therapy is a regimen designed
to be implemented with children who present with articulation disorders,
voice disorders, fluency disorders, hearing loss,
muscle based phonological, and apraxia/dyspraxia disorders. It is
a tactile teaching technique which is used in adjunct with traditional
therapy methods used by our Speech-Language Pathologists.
Fast ForWord, using state-of-the-art technologies,
is a revolutionary way to build the skills language learning impaired
children need for listening, speaking, and learning to read. This
comprehensive language-training program is designed to be a separate
course of training that complements a child's regular learning schedule.
Internet and CD-ROM-based, the program features cutting-edge computer
exercises and an Internet community that brings together professionals,
parents, and children with language-learning impairments with technical
and customer support representatives, and the rapid analysis of a continuously
updated data that tracks each child's progress.
Academic Tutoring is provided for children
from 3 years and older to assist them in developing those skills
necessary to be successful in their academic worlds. A multi-sensory
tutoring program is designed and scheduled on a one-to-one basis
and individualized to meet your child's specific needs.
The Step Up program is designed for those
children who are preparing for successful inclusion in to the Kindergarten
Our Special Steps program is offered at
our Center and is designed for families locally and abroad desiring a short or long term intensive therapy for their child. Each individaully designed program may include speech, language, oral motor, music, occupational, and/or behavioral therapies.
Speech and Language Therapy is recommended
in order to assist the child in becoming as effective a communicator
as is possible. The Speech and Language specialists are focused
on modifying the speech and/or language disorder. The results of
successful intervention are in the child's being able to use the
forms and functions of language to reach this goal. Effective intervention
is well planned and child specific.
HAP stands for Home After Program. HAP is
designed to integrate the generalization of information and communication
learned during the FIRST STEP program to other environments in which the
child lives and plays.
Myofunctional Therapy is a regimen designed
to correct orofacial muscle imbalance and abnormal swallowing patterns.
Dental practitioners have long been concerned about the effect of
the dental form on orofacial muscle function and the function of
the orofacial muscles on dental form. This concern has extended
into every facet of dentistry and speech pathology because of the
interrelationship between the orofacial muscle imbalance with successful
orthodontic treatment and successful speech sound correction.
The Interactive Metronome® is a computer-based
technology that enables individuals to directly exercise and improve
the processes of motor planning and sequencing. Motor planning and
sequencing problems are commonly part of a variety of developmental
and learning challenges, including developmental verbal dyspraxia
and other motor problems, language difficulties attentional challenges,
different types of cognitive problems, and a range of sensory integration
Pediatric Occupational Therapy is provided
for children by an Occupational Therapist. The role of the Occupational
Therapist is to assist and guide children to function optimally
in their major roles (known as occupations) in life. The child's
"occupation" is directly related to their age.
Our Next Step program is a language-pragmatic stimulation program
designed to enhance speech, language, and communication development
in a natural, supportive environment.
Our Speech, Hearing and Vision Screening programs are
specifically designed to detect potential problems which can interfere
with a child's academic and social performance. The
program is comprised of a series of comprehensive screenings that
can identify high-risk candidates and put them on the right track
toward being successful in their academic and social worlds.
Over the past twenty years literacy research
has resulted in conclusively proving
that phonological awareness is the best predictor of success in
reading. The ability to identify and manipulate the sounds of language
can be developed through systematic instruction.
The Earobics program features sophisticated adaptive technology,
which focuses on developing early literacy skills in children. The
results show significant improvement in children's ability to read,
spell and stay focused.