Here at Hope, we offer a wide range of services that enable your child to maximize their full potential and become successful communicators at home, in school and in their community. We specialize in working with children with disorders in communication, speech, and language, and offer both individual and small group services.
A child’s development from birth to 36 months is a critical period of development, and providing speech-language and/or feeding therapy for children with developmental delays or specific conditions is their best hope for the future, in an effort to minimize any potential developmental issues.
As children grow and learn to communicate, they may exhibit difficulties understanding spoken language (receptive language), using words and phrases to express their thoughts and needs (expressive language), or produce speech sounds clearly (articulation/phonology) – they may benefit from an evaluation and therapy to decrease frustrations and reduce the risk of later learning and literacy problems.
Brain injuries can result in serious consequences affecting communication and cognition (e.g. attention, perception, organization, planning, and memory), and therapy helps to assess, diagnose, and manage the impact on a child’s future social, academic, and vocational success.
Speech Language Pathologists work with children who are deaf or hard of hearing to develop listening and spoken language, guide families to help their children integrate language skills in their daily lives, support management of assistive listening devices, and support natural developmental patterns of audition, speech, language, cognition, and social communication.
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and pragmatic language disorders often display impairments in social interaction, imaginative activity, and verbal and nonverbal communication skills – speech-language and pragmatic language therapy can help a child play, learn, and communicate with others.
Let’s Learn Together is a fun, interactive, language group for 3-5 children and their caregivers, based on Hanen’s “It Takes Two to Talk” Curriculum, which focuses on building language skills through daily experiences between caregiver and child.