Making communication easier is the goal of our Speech Therapists. Our therapists start with building a foundation of skills needed for the development of speaking, reading, and writing. They may start with oral- motor skill development for speaking or phonemic awareness for reading development. It may be that non-verbal communication is the goal. Whatever a child needs to experience successful communication while at play or school, our speech therapists are experts at creating a recipe with the right ingredients for success.

Using functional and play-based tasks to facilitate motor, cognitive and socio-emotional development. Providing accomodations and recommendations for fostering success at home, school, and on the playground.
Helping Children With:
Developmental Delays
Sensory Processing|Low Muscle Tone|Play Skills|Eye-hand Coordination|Handwriting|Gross Motor Coordination|Fine Motor Coordination| Self-Care|Visual Perception|Self-regulation
 

We recognize that a feeding disorder affects not only the health and happiness of the child but impacts the entire family. Feeding disorders can lead to increased parent anxiety and decreased enjoyment during family meal time. With 25 years of experience, our lead feeding therapist has created a comprehensive treatment method targeting the sensory, behavioral, oral-motor, and medical aspects of feeding. The Abilities feeding team implements this comprehensive treatment method to help picky eaters, infants, and medically fragile children enjoy a healthier, balanced diet.

•    Developing and implementing an academic curriculum for students who are homeschooling
•    Providing support for completing homework and projects, studying for school assessments, or preparing for standardized tests
•    Determining effective teaching strategies for a student’s personal learning style
•    Establishing behavior response systems to increase student motivation
•    Addressing individual challenges of learning disabilities or developmental disorders
•    Building confidence in discouraged students

Therapy provided in a small group setting to address shared challenges. Group therapy can increase motivation and generalization of skills learned in individual therapy.

Social Language Group

For children with difficulties in social interaction skills
6-8 year old, 9-12 year old, 13-14 year old 

Print and Cursive Handwriting Groups

For children 5-8 years of age that struggle to write legibly

Yikes Bikes Group

Children ages 6 and older will learn to ride their bikes
 

AAC tools and devices aim to facilitate, supplement, or replace verbal speech. ​

 Picture exchange systems, communication boards, choice cards, and speech generating devices are all examples of AAC options.​​

AAC isn't just for people who have motor impairments which limit their verbal speech. AAC  can also be used for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Delays, or Cognitive Disabilities

iLs is a listening protocol that combines filtered music that is projected through bone conduction headphones with movement exercises. These protocols engage both sensory, motor, and neurological processes. 

iLs is based on the theory of neuroplasticity and aims to "re-wire" our brain through repeated and specific stimulation. iLs provides your child's therapist the ability to exercise neural pathways in their brain improving the way their brain processes information.  

Case studies, research, and further information can be found at 

https://integratedlistening.com/

IM is an assessment and treatment tool used by therapists to promote improved synchronized timing in the brain. Synchronized timing of the various networks in our brain is what underlies our ability for cognitive processes and physical movement. IM can be an effective treatment modality for individuals that struggle with:
  • Attention

  • Processing Speed

  • Working Memory

  • Executive Functions

  • Self-Regulation

  • Expressive and Receptive Language

  • Reading comprehension, Rate, and Fluency

  • Mathematics

  • Upper Extremity Function

  • Overall Motor Coordination

You can learn more about IM here https://www.interactivemetronome.com/what-is-im