Assessment and treatment aimed specifically at developing a child's pragmatic language and social communication skills - as these skills are not intuitive to everyone.
In INDIVIDUAL and GROUP therapy sessions, specific social vocabulary and age-appropriate skills are taught through focused lessons, play-based tasks, and functional, naturalistic role play.
Parent/caregiver education and training is a critical componenent of the treatment program. Children have more success when both you and your family help carryover of the skills that are taught and reinforced each session.
Parent/caregiver training sessions and workshops as well as onsite school consultation services are also available.
Speech & Language Assessment & Therapy
Assessment and treatment of speech language delays or disorders. These include difficulties with:
- early cognitive communication development
- play development
- resonance or voice
- language expression and formulation
- language processsing
- language comprehension
- problem solving and abstract reasoning
- executive funcitoning
Therapy is individualized to meet your child's unique learning style and capitalize on his/her strengths to support growth and development of his/her weaknesses.
Feeding & Swallowing Assessment & Therapy
Assessment and treatment of oral feeding and swallowing disorders. These include difficulties with:
- biting and chewing
- picky eating
- oral aversion
- diet advancement
- overall mealtime behaviors
Click for common RED FLAGS of feeding/swallowing disorders.
I work with children and their families to support the development of their skills in private therapy settings as well as home/community environments, as needed.
Various strategies and techniques are utilized to encourage not only safety and efficiency, but pleasure, too.