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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

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To kick off May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, Love 2 Learn would like to introduce you to the many facets of Speech Therapy.

THE PROFESSIONALS:
L2L offers services in a variety of therapy formats by our Speech Language Pathologists and Speech Language Pathologist Assistants.

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST (SLP):
Our SLPs evaluate and diagnose speech and language disorders for individuals of all ages, from infants to adolescents. Intervention plans are developed for the individual learner in conjunction with information derived from investigating the behavioral patterns that are associated with the communicative delays.

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST ASSISTANT (SLPA):
Our SLPAs support our SLPs by providing therapeutic services to individuals of all ages as prescribed, directed, and supervised by the SLP. An SLPA provides the following services: provides therapeutic intervention as prescribed by the SLP to address speech and language delays; documents client progress; and assists the SLP during assessment procedures as needed.

FORMATS OF THERAPY:

CONSULTATIONS:
The L2L consultation is a 60-minute session conducted by our SLP, in collaboration with the parent and intervention team. Sessions include a review of the learner’s progress and current level of abilities as they are related to the applied behavior analysis (ABA) goals. Our SLP provides each parent with a summary of goals, in addition to written and/or verbal recommendations to the ABA team to facilitate speech and language growth. Caregivers receive education regarding typical and atypical communication development, as well as training on how to assist their child with language in the home environment.

DIRECT SPEECH THERAPY:
Direct services are individual 1:1 sessions conducted by an SLP or SLPA in the L2L clinic setting. Services are delivered using a child-directed or clinician-directed model, according to the learner’s needs and developmental abilities.

Stay tuned for latest information re: technology time; age appropriate sounds, using more than ‘I want ___”; and teaching beginning words.