Theraspeech is a comprehensive developmental center including speech and language therapy, occupational therapy as well as physical therapy. Our program offers specialty workshops for children, activities and caregiver training sessions on a variety of topics.
A speech-language pathologist’s role is quite extensive. The scope of practice includes comprehensive assessment of communication, feeding/drinking and swallowing. A speech-language pathologist treats individuals with the following diagnoses:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Articulation/Phonological Disorders
- Language delays
- Food aversion
- Feeding and swallowing difficulties
- Oral motor deficiency (…)
A speech-language pathologist is also referred to as a speech-language therapist or speech therapist.
To maximize the patients’ outcomes, a speech therapist collaborates with other professionals (i.e. occupational therapist and physical therapist) as well as pediatricians, specialists, teachers and parents.
Mariam has been our son’s speech therapist for almost 10 years. She is an amazing professional. Our son has had real and measurable gains in his speeh and language. We continue to be impressed with her new and different approaches to the challenges he faces and she always manages to keep him engaged and progressing. We would recommend Mariam to anyone who needs a caring, committed and knowledgeable speech therapist.
Occupational therapy utilizes a holistic approach to address individuals specific needs through activities of daily living. Occupational therapists utilize play as a child’s primary activity of daily living. Through play OT’s address the following areas:
- Fine motor coordination
- Gross motor coordination
- Bilateral coordination
- Visual Perceptual skills
- Visual Motor skills
- Sensory Integration
- Executive Functioning
Occupational Therapists will administer standardized tests, supply caregiver questionnaires, and complete clinical observations to assess your child’s strengths and weaknesses. The OT will create a plan to provide your child with the tools to be successful in all aspects of their life.