empowering confident communicators
...empowering confident communicators
communication disorders treated:
Articulation & Phonological Disorders
Delayed Talking ("Late Talker")
Motor Speech Disorders (Apraxia)
Expressive Language Disorders
Receptive Language Disorders
Cochlear Implants, Hearing Aids & FM
Fluency Disorders (Stuttering)
STOP offers in-office, comphrehensive evaluations using both formal and informal measures to assess client's present communication abilities and identify the presence of a speech, language and/or communication disorder. A formal report will be provided to parents and caregivers with recommendations.
STOP provides individualized therapy based on each client's communication disorder and therapy goals. Therapy is
typically a 30-45 minute session 1 or 2 times per week targeting up to 5 goals based on results of evaluation. Duration of therapy is dependent on patient’s progress on goals and follow through on home program materials. Each client is different and the duration of treatment cannot be predicted. Dismissal from therapy is based on client progress and mastery of skill potential. Therapy can also be conducted in a group setting when appropriate.
STOP uses observations of clients during screening, assessment and ongoing therapy to obtain valuable information regarding communication abilities in their home, school and community environments.
STOP provides screenings using one or two short measures of your child’s communication skills. They last from 15-30 minutes. We use informal and/or formal screening tools, such as professional observation, parent/teacher consultation, checklists, and standardized screeners. Once completed, an summary sheet will be provided indicating a recommendation for full evaluation, need for monitoring of child’s development, a referral to other professional(s), and/or functioning within normal limits.
STOP provides brief (15-20 minute) phone or email conversation offered to parents free of charge to help families decide if their child is in need of speech, language, or communication therapy. For new and existing families, consultations can be scheduled to discuss evaluation results, ongoing treatment, progress and concerns which are billed by 15 minute increments.
STOP provides all clients with a notebook to be used at home facilitating continued practice, progress and carryover of skills targeted during therapy in their natural environment. Families are encouraged to bring their notebooks to each therapy session for review and addition of new materials. This is a useful tool to help families become increasingly involed in their child's individual progress and success. Practice at home often shortens the duration of ongoing therapy.