Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults by using engaging and evidence-based treatment methods so they can achieve their maximum potential.
Our services are provided by licensed and experienced speech therapists who specialize in working with a wide range of conditions including:
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Feeding issues
- Auditory processing disorders
- Cerebral palsy
- Down syndrome
- Developmental delay
- Genetic syndromes
We offer the following services:
- Comprehensive evaluations
- Individual treatment sessions
- Individualized home programs
- Parent/caregiver education and training
- Co-treatments with Occupational Therapy
- Collaboration with Pediatric Audiology
- Independent educational evaluations for local school systems
- Free 15 minute screenings
- Screenings completed at area preschools
Special programs offered include:
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.
Interactive Metronome: An evidence-based therapeutic program for adults and children that works on training your body and your brain to work better together using a computerized system. IM training helps clients in ST improve their attention, executive function skills, working memory, processing speed, reading skills, language and social skills.
SOS Approach to Feeding©
A program that integrates posture, sensory, oral motor, cognitive and behavioral strategies to comprehensively evaluate and treat children to promote developmentally appropriate feeding and mealtime skills.
Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC)
AAC is an alternative way to help people with language disorders find appropriate ways to communicate their needs. There are two main types of AAC: unaided systems and aided systems. Unaided systems include gestures, body language, facial expressions and sign language. Aided systems use some type of tool or device. Our Speech-Language Pathologists can help find the right AAC system for you.
Fast ForWord® reading and language program
An evidence-based computerized reading intervention. From any computer or iPad®, learners complete a variety of memory, attention and processing exercises that look like reading or pre-reading games. Diagnoses treated: dyslexia, specific learning disability, ADHD/ADD, auditory processing disorder, specific language impairment, and autism.
Animal Assisted Therapy
Therapeutic intervention provided by a therapist incorporating a trainer and therapy dog from Heeling House to address a child’s goals. It is used to enhance and complement the benefits of traditional therapy.
Lee Silverman Voice Treatment – (LSVT) is an effective speech treatment for individuals with Parkinson disease and other neurological conditions. LSVT LOUD improves vocal loudness by stimulating the muscles of the voice box (larynx) and speech mechanism through a systematic hierarchy of exercises.
Our Speech Therapists
Courtney Tate, MS, CCC-SLP
Victoria Dutterer, M.Ed., CCC-SLP