A fluency disorder is a “speech disorder” characterized by disruptions in smoothness, rhythm, and continuity of sounds, syllables, words or syntactic language units during speaking. Disfluencies in speech are more commonly referred to as stuttering.
Language processing is the ability to attach linguistic meaning of increased complexity to auditory information that is received and to then formulate a response. The auditory information is received accurately however the child has difficulty attaching meaning to it as the linguistic difficulty of the task increases.
Individuals may have good linguistic ability and be able to use a variety of sentence structures that are syntactically, morphologically and semantically correct, but lack the ability to monitor when to most effectively and appropriately use them. Therapy is designed to help the individuals learn how to use language socially.
We are trained in using the The Compton PESL accent modification method which helps individuals to modify their accents. Using this method, studies have shown increases in pronunciation clarity and accuracy of at least 50% by the majority of students who complete the training program.
Focuses on oral motor skills and articulatory ability (ability to produce speech sounds) but does not include formal assessment of language or social skills
Includes assessment of oral motor abilities, speech skills, receptive and expressive language skills and social language skills.
Documentation (progress notes, discharge notes) $160 per hour
Consultation/Meetings $160 per hour
Home program $160 per hour
Travel $160 per hour