Because no two children are the same, our approach is unique for each patient.
In our individual sessions, we determine the areas of primary need that will be the most appropriate and functional for each client, then we make it as fun as possible. We utilize research based techniques that are proven to be effective in eliciting change in targeted behaviors or skills. We incorporate movement, physical play, multi-sensory input, and hands on activities into speech and language development.
Our main goal in therapy in that our clients learn while having fun!
Our therapists are also available for consultation, IEP support and review, parent education, and professional development training.
SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding is a trans-disciplinary program for assessing and treating children with feeding difficulties and weight/growth problems of all ages, with a special focus on children from 12 months to 5 years old. It integrates posture, sensory, motor, behavioral/learning, medical and nutritional factors to comprehensively evaluate and manage children with feeding/growth problems.
PROMPT is an acronym for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets. The technique is a tactile-kinesthetic approach that uses touch cues to a patient’s articulators (jaw, tongue, lips) to manually guide them through a targeted word, phrase or sentence. The technique develops motor control and the development of proper oral muscular movements, while eliminating unnecessary muscle movements, such as jaw sliding and inadequate lip rounding.
Oral Placement Therapy is a speech therapy which utilizes a combination of: (1) auditory stimulation, (2) visual stimulation and (3) tactile stimulation to the mouth to improve speech clarity. OPT is used to improve articulation awareness, placement (dissociation, grading, and direction of movement), stability, and muscle memory; all of these are necessary for the development of speech clarity.
Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) is a therapeutic approach using motor learning principles and a voice output communication aid to give non-verbal individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities a method to develop independent and spontaneous communication. Individuals using the LAMP approach learn to use words and build sentences to communicate their wants, needs and ideas by pressing buttons on a speech generating device
Lindamood-Bell programs develop the sensory-cognitive processes that underlie reading and comprehension.
Based on the four pillars of form, function, freedom, and fun, Talk University is a Preschool Bootcamp for children between the ages of 3-5 who are not quite ready for a typical preschool environment or those who are looking for extra language support. It is a 6-week program for 2 days per week for 2 hours per day.
• Increase the frequency of communication with peers and adults
• Use phrases of increasing length, that are grammatically correct
• Increase functional vocabulary
• Demonstrate academic readiness skills including; attention to books, color and shape recognition, number and phonemic awareness
• Increase participation in social interactions
If you have any concerns about your child’s development, the best thing to do is take action. Early intervention is key. The Talk Team provides free consultations.
The TALK Team provides support for the whole child and whole family. Our goal is to be a resource for you and the growth of your child. Here’s what some parents have to say:
Nothing short of an amazing and talented group of people. They hold such a special place in my heart because of all they did for my son. If you are looking for speech services they should be your first call!
The Talk Team was a game-changer for my daughter. That "magical hour" each week is where language began and now we can't get her to stop talking. Never in a million years did I think my daughter would get to this place with her language. The Talk Team does things differently than anywhere else in the Valley. No one comes close in comparison. They truly care about, not just my daughter, but our whole family. They become family.