Speech-language pathologists provide in-home or in-school services within the areas of articulation, voice, fluency, receptive and expressive language, reading, writing, organization, study skills, and test preparation as well as inservices and teacher coaching.
Speech TLC conducts evaluations in the child’s natural environment (home, school, library) which maximizes their comfort and performance. Using standardized tests, oral language samples, and written language samples, the clinician pinpoints the areas of receptive or expressive weakness and develops goals specific to the individual child. When evaluating persons with Autism, a dynamic assessment (a method that seeks to identify an individual’s skills as well as learning potential) might be used instead of standardized testing instruments. Evaluations are conducted in the following areas:
Speech therapy helps children to speak more clearly by eradicating misarticulations, reducing dysfluencies (stuttering), or improving vocal health to diminish vocal nodules.
Language therapy helps students to better understand (receptive language) spoken and written language as well as to communicate effectively (expressive language). Specific strategies and therapy techniques are employed depending on the child’s unique areas of weakness.
Have you noticed that your child has a hard time sounding out words, reading smoothly, or understanding what he has read? Is your child diagnosed with a reading learning disability or dyslexia? If so, our reading tutoring can improve all areas of reading.
Writing tutoring improves a student’s ability to communicate effectively through written expression. Our tutoring moves students along the continuum of sentence writing through multi-paragraph essays. The University of Kansas Writing Strategies, considered the gold standard to teaching writing, remediate writing difficulties and focus on independence. Students memorize graphic organizers and “unpack” the correct organizer depending on type of writing assignment.