Language Therapy

What will Creative Speech Therapy do to help my child speak?

There are two types of language. Receptive language is your child’s ability to understand language. We measure receptive language as your child’s ability to follow directions, complete routines, and answer questions. The second type is expressive language and that is your child’s ability to put thoughts into words and sentences that are grammatically correct. Expressive language is measured by your child’s ability to communicate using topic specific vocabulary and combine words into phrases and sentences. Your child can have a language delay in receptive, expressive, or both types of language. 

A language delay occurs when your child is going through the developmental steps of acquiring language, but is exhibiting a slower onset of language skills. A language disorder is a language difference. This occurs when your child continues to demonstrate difficulties acquiring and using language by preschool or school age. It also occurs when a child is not acquiring language correctly and when this difficulty is not explained by other factors such as IQ, sensory impairments, or Autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 

We start with an evaluation

We will complete a thorough evaluation to determine the underlying cause of your child’s language delay or disorder and evaluate their receptive, expressive, pragmatic language skills. We will implement a variety of techniques to determine the best course of action for your child. 

Then we treat your child with kid friendly and research based interventions

A speech therapist plays with a child. This links to a blog post about the importance in play as language learning practice.

Once we determine the underlying cause and best course of action, we will formulate a plan with goals to help them learn to communicate more effectively.
Depending on the cause, we implement the following techniques as appropriate:

  • Natural Language Acquisition (NLA)
  • Gestalt Language Therapy
  • Pragmatic language skills
  • Analytic Language Learning Therapy
  • Traditional language therapy

We also teach you how to interact with your child in a way that increases their language, reduces their tantrums, and improves their ability to follow directions. 

The goal of language delay therapy is to close the gap between a child’s level of functioning and that of same aged peers. The goal of disordered language therapy is child specific. By determining the underlying cause of the disorder, we will treat your child using hand-selected techniques best fit for them.

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