Speech & Language Therapy


Licensed Speech-Language Pathologists and supervised Speech-Language Therapy Assistants provide therapy to address disorders related to speech production, receptive/ expressive language delays, cognitive-communication, oral, and written language deficits, auditory-linguistic processing disorders, voice disorders, swallowing and feeding, and fluency of speech. Therapy is provided to help facilitate effective communication for daily functioning, social development, and academic success. Speech-Language Pathologists develop an individualized plan of care tailored to the needs of each patient. Therapists and assistants at Center for Therapeutic Strategies take a naturalistic approach to therapy. Goals are addressed through activities that are enjoyable and motivational to the individual child, usually in a play environment. Therapy goals, approaches, and treatment plans vary for each individual, depending on the specific needs of that person.

Speech Language Pathologists and Assistants can help children:

  • Improve oral-motor skills
  • Be a verbal communicator
  • Be an intelligible speaker
  • Process and comprehend spoken language
  • Put words together to formulate thoughts with age-appropriate language
  • Understand directions and language beyond memorized routines
  • Desensitize children to their hyper-defensiveness
  • Instill confidence, trust, and self-esteem
  • Increase social skills and social language