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Kidzspeech provides the following services to meet your needs:

 

  • Comprehensive speech and language evaluations.

 

 

  • Individualized speech and language treatment.

 

 

  • Services in local preschools or private-schools.

 

 

 

  • Specialized Orton-Gillingham based reading and spelling remediation using a multi-sensory, language based, structured and systematic program.

 

 

 

  • Teletherapy is now being offered at Kidzspeech!! First trial therapy session (30 minutes) is free. Please call to try out speech therapy services from your home computer. 

 

We are committed to providing state-of-the art and evidence-based treatments, based on individual needs, including:

 

  • PROMPT® Technique
  • Beckman Oral Motor Intervention
  • Talk Tools Oral Placement Therapy
  • Fast ForWord® 
  • Lexercise® 
  • The Barton Reading System
  • Visualizing and Verbalizing®
  • Advanced Therapeutic Listening

 

PROMPT® Technique

The PROMPT® Technique is a specialized form of "hands on" speech therapy. PROMPT® Technique (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) is an evidenced-based method of treatment for speech production disorders, including apraxia of speech, developed by Deborah Hayden, MS, CCC-SLP. PROMPT is a dynamic tactile method of treatment developed for motor speech disorders which is based on touch pressure, kinesthetic, and proprioceptive cues. Using the PROMPT hierarchy, we provide cues that help reshape individual and conected articulatory phonemes and sequences. During this approach, the clinician helps to manually guide articulators to produce specific sounds or words that seem to be problematic. For more information about PROMPT© Technique, please visit www.PromptInstitute.com.
 

Beckman Oral Motor Intervention 

Adequate oral motor skills are essential for normal feeding, swallowing and clear speech. Debra Beckman developed interventions to provide assisted movement to activate the contraction of oral musculature and to provide movement against resistance to build strength. The focus of intervention is to increase functional response to pressure and movement, range, strength, variety and control of movement for the lips, cheeks, jaw and tongue. The intervention is useful with a variety of ages and diagnostic categories. For more information, please visit www.beckmanoralmotor.com.
 

Talk Tools Oral Placement Therapy 

Oral motor techniques developed by Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson, MS,CCC-SLP utilize a tactile-sensory approach to oral motor-based speech and language disorders. These techniques are aimed at improving phonation, resonation, and speech clarity as well as addressing physiological and motor-based articulation disorders. For more information, please visit www.talktools.com.
 

Fast ForWord

Scientific Learning products are based on over 30 years of foundational research into how the brain learns. This reseaerch established the fact that boosting the brain's processing efficiency accelerates quality learning. It's called brain plasticity and among neuroscientists, it refers to the brain's ability to change at any age throughout life.
These products use patented technologies that leverage the science and opportunity of brain plasticity. By exercising processing skills through intensive, adaptive activity, actual physical changes occur in the brain. Fast ForWord® products trigger change in the brain and provide an optimal foundation for learning and reading success.
The Fast ForWord program develops and strengthens memory, attention, processing rate, and sequencing—the cognitive skills essential for reading intervention program success. The strengthening of these skills results in a wide range of improved critical language and reading skills such as phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, decoding, working memory, syntax, grammar, and other skills necessary to learn how to read or to become a better reader. The Fast ForWord program is a computer-based program that is completed at an intense frequency (minimum 5 days per week) for between 4-12 weeks per program. On average, students have achieved gains of one to two years in language skills with Fast ForWord. For more information, please visit www.scientificlearning.com.
 

Lexercise

Lexercise is an Orton-Gillingham based, clinician-supervised Web-based learning tool for children ages 6 to 16 with language-literacy disorders. Lexercise is an interactive Web-based platform that allows the clinician to customize and monitor research-based treatment exercises that have all the motivational appeal of flash-based games. For more information, please visit www.lexercise.com.

Barton Reading and Spelling System

The Barton Reading and Spelling System is an Orton-Gillingham based, explicit, systematic, and intensive one-on-one training system that has been documented by research to greatly improve the spelling, reading, and writing skills of children, teenagers, and adults who struggle due to dyslexia or a learning dysability. For more information, please visit www.bartonreading.com.

Earobics®

Earobics teaches auditory processing, phonemic awareness, phonics, and language comprehension skills for speech and language development and academic success. Earobics uses scientifically-based computer training techniques. For more information, please visit www.earobics.com.

 

Visual cues and graphic organizers

Frequently, therapy incorporates the use of visual cues ands graphic organizers, both commercial and hand-made. These may include the Expanding Expression Tool, Kidspiration/Inspiration software, and the use of the ipad.

Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking


Advanced Therapeutic Listening

Therapeutic Listening® is an evidence-backed protocol that combines a sound-based intervention with sensory integrative activities to create a comprehensive program that is effective for diverse populations with sensory challenges. Auditory information from the Therapeutic Listening CDs provides direct input to both the vestibular and the auditory systems. Therapeutic Listening can impact sensory modulation, attention, behavior, postural organization, and speech and language difficulties. Therapeutic Listening was developed by Sheila M. Frick, OTR, and incorporates the ideas and technology created by Alfred Tomatis, Guy Berard, and Ingo Steinbach into a sensory integrative frame of reference. Trained therapists learn to use modulated CDs to set up programs for clients in homes, schools and clinics. For more information, please visit  www.vitallinks.net.