Speech and Language Therapy
Speech and Language therapy helps in the identification and improvement of your child's abilities associated with receptive and expressive language, functional communication, and social interaction. Our therapists will work to help children communicate effectively by assisting with the improvement of their verbal and non-verbal language skills. When therapists work with children on speech, they're looking to improve children's articulation, decrease stuttering, treat voice disorders, etc. When working to improve their receptive language, they are helping children process and understand the information they're receiving from others, such as following directions or understanding questions. When working on expressive language, therapists are helping children learn how to produce words and combine words into phrases and sentences to communicate their wants and needs and share information.
Our SLPs evaluate and treat speech and language difficulties related to the following: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Articulation or Phonological Disorders, Auditory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Down syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities, Executive Function Deficits, Language-Based Learning Disabilities, Communication Disorders, Stuttering, and Voice Disorders.
Once an initial assessment is performed, the Speech-Language Pathologist will determine the best course of action. At OSP, our goal is to work with parents, caregivers, school personnel, and other healthcare providers to develop an individualized therapy program, as well as a strong home exercise program to promote carryover across various settings to help children reach their full potential.
Communication is the basis for nearly everything that happens in our world. We experience the world through our senses, by communicating with each other and with our surroundings. We use communication to learn, to express ourselves, to work, and to build and nurture relationships. Communication disorders can have a significant impact on our physical, emotional, and social well-being. The earlier that a delay or disorder is identified and treated, the better a child's chances are for improvement.