COMMUNICATION SKILLS

What is Speech Pathology?

Do you struggle to find the right word in a conversation or to follow directions? Is it difficult to read—and understand it afterward? Does staying organized seem like an impossible task? If so, our speech pathology services might be right for you.

A speech-language pathologist can assess communication skills, develop an individualized treatment plan, and provide therapy to assist you in achieving your full communication, social and academic potential.

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Speech-Language Evaluation

A comprehensive speech-language evaluation provides information related to strengths and weaknesses in a variety of language domains. It can stand alone or be combined with a neuropsychological evaluation.

A speech-language pathologist can diagnose articulation/phonological disorders, language processing disorders, receptive/expressive language deficits, executive functioning disorders, dyslexia, autism and social pragmatic language disorders.

Speech-Language Therapy

Speech-language therapists work with children and adults on speech, language and social problems. They can help you learn how to do things like plan and organize to get tasks done, or take turns and pay attention when talking with others. Therapy also involves education and use of strategies to help improve your ability to communicate effectively.

Speech therapy focuses on the treatment of specific short and long-term goals. These goals are designed in collaboration with the parent or individual to improve functioning at school, home and in the workplace.

Are speech pathology services right for you?

Speech and language therapy is extremely beneficial for those with ADHD who have speech, language and communication difficulties. Improving and supporting communication also benefits academic achievement and social skills.

Speech therapy might be right for you if you struggle with:

  • Understanding what’s said or written
  • Organizing thoughts
  • Word retrieval
  • Working memory
  • Reading and writing skills
  • Executive function, such as organizing time and finishing assignments
  • Turn taking or other social struggles
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What to expect

The process of working with our team begins with scheduling a free 15-minute call to see if speech-language therapy is right for you or your loved one.

If it is, we’ll start by scheduling an evaluation. Based on the results, and in collaboration with the parent or individual, we’ll schedule therapy sessions to focus on identified short and long-term goals for improving functioning at home, school or work.

The basics:

  • Therapy sessions usually take place weekly
  • Duration is determined by each speech-language evaluation and desired goals
  • Sessions are virtual or in person
  • Rate starts at $135 / hour (Cash only, we do not accept insurance. However, services can be paid via your HSA account.)
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