Articulation/Speech/Oral Motor –
Improving the verbal output of language including the production of specific sounds in isolation, words, sentences, and finally in conversation. Oral motor techniques can help improve overall muscle strength and tone in the mouth to help with the complex act of creating sounds.
Augmentative Communication –
Focusing on the use of a total communication approach utilizing pictures, gestures, speech, sign language, and speech output technology to increase the child’s ability to communicate.
Language Development –
Improving receptive (“understanding” of words) and expressive (“use” of words) language skills to be developmentally appropriate.
Literacy Development –
Focusing on emerging and existing literacy skills including vocabulary knowledge, narrative skills, phonological (sound) awareness, and phonemic (letter knowledge) skills to improve the accuracy and speed of decoding written language and comprehension of what is read.