Services Offered at Trenholme Pediatric Speech

Evaluations

Speech and language evaluations are individualized assessments tailored for each child, depending on the child's age, parental concerns, and other information obtained in an initial interview. An evaluation will help determine a child's current level of performance in the areas of speech and/or language and ultimately assist with determining whether there is a delay or not.

Evaluations can also be performed periodically once therapy has started to help monitor a child's current level of speech and language functioning.

Therapy

Speech therapy sessions are provided in the child's home or in the clinic setting and are typically provided on a one on one basis, however group sessions are possible (e.g., to work on social skills). Sessions typically consist of a 50 minute session that are created with your child's specific needs, age and interests in mind, and can be adjusted accordingly.

At the end of each session you will be given an update about the session as well as be provided with homework suggestions or activities to address therapy goals at home. This is done as parents are an integral part of the speech therapy process. Consistent attendance is critical to ensure timely, effective treatment with successful results.

In addition to in-home or clinic based speech, speech therapy services can be provided with other service providers such as Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists etc... if need be. Service delivery is ultimately decided upon the need of each individual child.

In-services

Presentations are available for parents, caregivers, teachers, doctors and other professionals to learn different about various topics in the field of speech and language therapy. In-services may include:
  • Speech sound (articulation) development
  • Language development such as what to expect at various ages concerning expressive and receptive language skills
  • Strategies and techniques about how to help strengthen and nourish a child's speech and language development through every day activities, or how to apply techniques that can help stimulate a child's language in different environments
  • Discussions on specific topics related to various disorders such as Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Auditory Processing Disorder etc…
  • Therapeutic Approaches such as what is myofunctional therapy, PROMPT etc…

Parent Training Programs

It Takes Two to Talk® — The Hanen Program® for Parents is a well-known model of family-focused early language intervention for young children with expressive and/or receptive language delays. The goal of It Takes Two to Talk® is to enable parents to become their child’s primary language facilitator, thereby maximizing the child’s opportunities for communication development in everyday situations. It Takes Two to Talk® is designed for toddlers and preschool-age children with specific language impairment, as well as to children with cognitive and developmental delays under the age of five.

It Takes Two to Talk® has three objectives: parent education; early language intervention and social support.

Consultation Services

Not only are in-services available for educators and administrators, but assistance with ways to promote a child's academic success in the school environment are also provided, including classroom observations and modification recommendations as well as assistance with Individualized Educational Program meetings (IEPs)

Newsletters

On the SP.OT℠ written by Stefanie along with colleague and private Occupational Therapist Stephanie Caruso Afshar, is a newsletter that discusses current issues related to the fields of speech and occupational therapy. To learn more about these newsletters visit: Newsletters.
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