■ Individual Speech Language Therapy
Speech and language disorders generally occur in childhood; however they can also be acquired at any time, including adulthood.
Acquired speech and language disorders can be the result of:
- A traumatic event: stroke, head injury, fall or accident
- Surgery or medical condition: head/neck surgery, Bell’s Palsy, Chronic Otitis Media
- Degenerative Neurologic conditions: Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis
The origins of speech and language disorders are often unknown. Some speech, language and communication disorders can be associated with other conditions such as:
- Attention Deficit Disorders
- Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, PDD/NOS
- Auditory Processing Disorder
- Hearing impairments
- Cleft Palate and other Craniofacial anomalies
- Cerebral Palsy
- Learning Disabilities
At Good Talking People LLC, we use the most effective research based methods and innovative treatment programs to specifically design treatment plans that meet the needs of each client. Dynamic strategies and techniques incorporate high interest materials and technology to facilitate programs and carry-over.
Good Talking People LLC offers 30-minute, 45-minute and 60-minute sessions to satisfy the needs of all clients.
Individual speech language therapy can include the use of such programs and techniques as:
- Social Stories ®
- Visual strategies
- Visualizing/ Verbalizing ®
- The Expanding Expression Tool ®
- Earobics® and other language programs
- Zones of Regulation ®
- Kaufman Tools
- Moving Across Syllables ®
- Play Therapy
- Story Grammar Markers ®
- Theme Maker ®
- Talkies ®
- iPad applications
- Social Thinking ®
- Executive Functioning Interventions
■ Individual Therapy focusing on Social Learning
Individual sessions are available in 30, 45 or 60-minute sessions, specifically created for more targeted goals and specific support to help understand and navigate the social environment. Individual sessions are also recommended for clients who require more opportunity to develop the necessary prerequisite social tools to improve success in the group experience.
■ Group Therapy Services
All sessions run for 60-minutes with the last portion (5-10 minutes) devoted to parent/caregiver education and feedback so that concepts can be generalized to home, school, work and community. Adult groups will incorporate spouses, significant others, partners and/or family members.
Good Talking People LLC’s cutting edge programs and groups are based on the Social Thinking® work and teaching framework created Michelle Garcia Winner (www.socialthinking.com.) These programs are for clients, preschool through adulthood, with social learning challenges, designed to meet the ever-changing social demands across a lifespan.