Our approach begins with an evaluation that assesses a child's strengths and weaknesses,
effectiveness as a communicator and communication needs. If a child demonstrates a
significant difficulty communicating and shows potential to increase their skills,
a treatment plan is developed from the evaluation. A treatment plan always includes
recommendations for therapy, short term goals, long term goals and strategies
that can be incorporated by parents and caregivers into the daily activities of the child.
It also may include recommendations for additional evaluations by other professionals.
The treatment is carried out through one-on-one therapy sessions with the child, parent
education, strategies to carry over skills into everyday life and ongoing adjustment of
goals based on a child's progress and needs.
Therapy sessions are one-on-one and designed to be interesting, fun and focused on the
particular child's needs. Familiar and novel activities are used to address specific skills
and learn to incorporate them into everyday communication.