Therapy is available for short or long term. Short term intensive therapy is appropriate for individuals that would benefit from generalization and maintenance of communication skills learned elsewhere (e.g. school) or those with motor speech disorders (e.g. apraxia, articulation).
Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT) is a multidimensional approach to speech production disorders that uses tactile cues to facilitate verbal communication. PROMPT considers the physical-sensory aspects of motor performance as well as cognitive-linguistic and social-emotional aspects of language.
NYC Department of Education Related Service Provider
Individuals awarded speech and language services by the department of education, that are not being fulfilled in the student's academic setting,. may be eligible to receive an RSA (related service agreement). The RSA allows the parents/guardians to obtain speech and language services outside the academic setting from a DOE approved provider. It is recommended that the student's caseworker be consulted prior to contacting us for services.
Community Based Therapy
Generalization of skills from the the therapeutic or academic setting to real life interactions is often an unmet area of intervention for individuals with communication difficulties. Community based therapy will provide an opportunity for the individual to practice learned skills in the environment for which their use is intended. This is achieved while continuing to receive needed support from a trained professional. These therapy sessions are tailored towards the individual's needs and desires to communicate outside a structured teaching environment. Sessions may include interacting at a grocery store, restaurant, library or recreational activity.
Social Language Therapy
Social language (pragmatics, social skills) refers to the communication between people for purposes beyond academics. These skills may be important to an individual attempting to acquire a job, maintain a job or participate in recreational activities.
Speech and Language Therapy
Speech and language therapy is designed to meet the needs of the individual and address areas of receptive, expressive and pragmatic language.
Speech and Language Evaluations
Evaluations consist of a comprehensive assessment of the individual's communication development. Expressive, receptive and pragmatic language skills are assessed using standardized and non standardized evaluation methods. Standardized assessments use the most up to date and relevant test batteries to compare the individual's development to the standardized norm for their age. Non standardized assessments includes functional, real-life assessments of how the individual uses language in order to promote efficient and effective communication for daily living.