Language is the foundation for speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
We evaluate, treat, and remediate underlying language skills. Underlying language skills include sound, vocabulary, and grammar development; these skills significantly affect how we talk, listen, and how we learn to read and write.
Our analysis will target where your child is having difficulty with his or her speech and language development. Pinpointing the underlying difficulties is critical for effective treatment. In addition to Language Processing Expressive & Receptive Therapy, we provide speech therapy for all ages.
School age students with oral language problems typically omit information when they speak, e.g. word or phrase, have difficulty retrieving words or ideas, convey a general message (have a hard time being specific), have a less diverse vocabulary (including verbs), speak shorter utterances, use less complex sentences, make more grammatical errors, take more time to speak, pause a lot, repeat words/phrases, e.g. “But he but he,” etc., frequently revise what they say, “And so um they h and so but they couldn’t give him a name.”
We are trained to work with students who have an expressive language delay/disorder, students with a mixed expressive/receptive language delay/disorder, and students with language learning difficulties.
Students with high IQ’s are prone to language difficulties, particularly reading comprehension and expressive writing difficulties.