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SERVICES OVERVIEW

THERAPIES OFFERED

ARTICULATION THERAPY

FEEDING

THERAPY

LANGUAGE THERAPY

An articulation disorder means a child has difficulty making speech sounds accurately due to different placement or movement of lips, tongue, etc. In treatment, verbal, visual, and tactile models and cues are used to teach clear sound production. The therapist will do this through structured drills and play based therapy activities.

Language therapy means working on receptive and/or expressive language skills. For receptive language, th child's therapy will focus on attening, processing, and comprehending spoken language. Expressive language will focus on increasing child's ability to use language in different context from 1-word to narrative form.
Children may have difficulty consuming enough to properly sustain themselves particularly in complex disorders. This may involve vomiting, coughing, choking, refusals, etc.. Swallowing and the ability to orally manipulate food play a big role in adequate nutrition. In therapy, the focus will be on enjoying foods or drink in a positive and safe way.

STUTTERING THERAPY

Stuttering therapy is a two prong approach with focus on decreasing episodes of stuttering and any secondary behaviors as well as providing the child with strategies to reduce anxiety surrounding their stuttering. Fluency strategies can help a child become more fluent and confident in their speech.Parents are educated on carryover strategies.

PRAGMATIC/SOCIAL

THERAPY

Difficulty with social skills at any age can impact a child's quality of life in participating in play, peer groups, and their community. Therapy will focus on teaching turn taking, how to read body language, initiation, maintaining a conversation, topic maintenance, and other nuances of pragmatic language. These skills will be taught in various settings for optimal carryover. 

VOICE

THERAPY

Voice disorders such as chronic hoarseness or PVFM benefit from therapy. Voice therapy consists of  multiple aspects of vocalization including quality, pitch, loudness and resonance . Therapy focuses on improving vocal hygiene, breathing and vocalization. Self monitoring and strategies will be taught for carryover. 

DIAGNOSES TREATED

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
 
ASPERGER'S SYNDROME
 
DOWN'S SYNDROME
 
LEARNING DISABILITIES
 
ADD/ADHD
 
CHILDHOOD APRAXIA OF SPEECH
 
EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING DISORDERS
 
CEREBRAL PALSY
 
CLEFT LIP & PALATE
 
DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS
 
HEARING IMPAIRMENT
 
CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENT (CVA OR STROKE)
 
STUTTERING
 
DYSLEXIA
 
DYSCALCULIA

AAC

THERAPY

Some children require an aid to help them communicate, particularly if they are unable to vocalize or even do not have the language to do so. Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) includes communicating using signs, picture and symbol communication boards as well as electronic speech generating devices, such as Tobii or iPad. This can often reinforce verbal communication for many children and lead to reduced behaviors. For those who already have a system in place, this will be used in therapy to work on above therapies.  

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Call Us: (617)-340-9252  /   info@brightsidespeechtherapy.com   /  945 Concord St, Framingham, MA 01701                                                    (Check with our staff on location of therapy)

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