Step One: Assessment
Often clients will require a speech and language assessment as a way for us to determine if therapy is warranted, what the communication challenges are if we find that a delay exists, and what may be the best course of action in therapy. A comprehensive assessment allows us to develop a treatment plan with appropriate goals based on individual clinical recommendations. If a client has had a recent assessment from another Speech-Language Pathologist we can use this information to make a plan together.
Goals are created based on the findings in the assessment with the family’s input. Recommendations are made to determine what therapy approaches may be best to reach these individual goals.
Some common therapy approaches that we may use include:
Oral Placement Therapy (Sara-Rosenfeld-Johnson)
Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT)
Lidcombe Program (Stuttering)
Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP)
Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol
Augmentative and Communication Strategies; PECS, Total Communication, Proloquo2Go
Lively Letters (Reading with TLC)
Social Thinking (Michelle Garcia-Winner)