Services

Evaluation

Evaluation services are available for a variety of communication disorders and delays. If you feel your child is having trouble speaking, not understanding what you are saying, not easily understood by others, and/or not using language appropriately, you may want to consider a formal speech and/or language evaluation. Our evaluations are conducted by Master’s level, ASHA certified, and CA state licensed Speech-Language Pathologists using standardized, norm-referenced tests appropriate for your child’s age and condition. A report will be generated based on the findings during the testing session and caregiver input.

Treatment

Speech and language therapy services are offered for a variety of diagnoses, disorders, syndromes and delays including but not exclusive to:

  • Speech Sound Disorders
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Developmental Delays
  • Pragmatic and Social Language Challenges
  • Gifted/Twice-Exceptional
  • Genetic Disorders and Syndromes
  • Hearing Impairment

Our therapists use a multisensory, total language approach which includes sign language, gestures, songs, pictures, sound and word imitations, tactile pacing boards, and augmentative communication devices, as necessary. Therapy sessions include/incorporate a variety of specialized techniques and programs tailored to meet each child’s individual needs and learning styles. These include but are not limited to:

Social Scouts™

Social Scouts™ is a social-pragmatic language program for children struggling with social skills and peer-to-peer interactions. The Social Scouts™ program is designed to treat children with social communication deficits. Lessons are planned and taught exclusively by Master’s level, CA licensed, and ASHA certified speech-language pathologists. Our unique multi-modal approach implements puppetry, books, play, social stories, video-taping, role playing, etc. to enhance not only social cognition and social language skills but also imaginary and dramatic play skills.

A large focus is also placed on stimulating imagination and teaching dramatic play skills. This has inspired the founders of the Social Scouts™ program to write/create a series of books based on the fundamental skills of imaginary play. Click here to learn more about the Think & Play the Social Scouts Way™ book series.

“There needs to be a lot more emphasis on what a child can do instead of what he cannot do.”
– Temple Grandin