We provide all individualized services to ages 0-18 in the home and preschool settings in Wake County and and surrounding areas. In most cases, an evaluation will take place first in order to determine if therapy is recommended and to develop an appropriate and customized treatment plan. Speech therapy can start from just a few months old. We work on pre-linguistic skills in early intervention, as well as helping your child fine tune their skills when they do start babbling and talking.
Comprehensive Evaluation- This includes a parent interview and evaluation. You will be provided with a complete evaluation report within 7 days of your child’s evaluation. If therapy is recommended, a custom treatment plan will also be given to you.
Therapy Session- This includes direct therapy with your child as well as parent education to discuss any questions you have or strategies that can be used throughout the week. Therapy sessions are typically at a consistent time and place each week in either your home or preschool setting, which allows for maximum carry-over for skills and strategies learned during sessions.
We often target goals related to:
Articulation and phonological processes including struggling with certain sounds
The way that we target these goals may look different with each child, as we individualize our therapy sessions based on each child’s specific needs and family’s desires. Parents or caregivers will be active in each session and a home program will be included as well to facilitate carry-over of skills. This will involve learning strategies and how to implement them with your child with the help of your speech-language pathologist, so that when you are not in therapy sessions, you are well equipped to continue teaching your child.
We enjoy working with kids who need a little help getting started, or may have a variety of diagnosis’s, including:
Autism spectrum disorder
Sensory processing disorders
Childhood apraxia of speech
Complications due to premature birth
Recovery from a stroke
We support an interdisciplinary approach, and are happy to collaborate with other therapists or professionals that your child may work with, including occupational therapists, physical therapists, pediatricians, and other specialists or specialty teams. These professionals can be an integral part of your child’s progress, and can be so helpful when utilized in appropriate cases.
According to the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC), “Positive early experiences are essential prerequisites for later success in school, the workplace, and the community. Services to young children who have or are at risk for developmental delays have been shown to positively impact outcomes across developmental domains, including health, language and communication, cognitive development and social/emotional development. Families benefit from early intervention by being able to better meet their children’s special needs from an early age and throughout their lives. Benefits to society include reducing economic burden through a decreased need for special education.” (Source: http://www.nectac.org/~pdfs/pubs/importanceofearlyintervention.pdf)
Check out our ‘Resources’ page for ways to encourage language production at your child’s age from the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association.