Speech Therapy

At Oliver Behavioral Consultants, we take a whole-child approach when working with our clients. This approach includes helping children communicate effectively by assisting with the improvement of their verbal and non-verbal language skills. It can also include addressing concerns with feeding and swallowing abilities and social communication strategies. We work with children of all ages, from newborns to adolescents to help with all of these skills so our clients are able to be successful across multiple environments.

When a Child Might Need to See a Speech-Language Pathologist?

  • Difficulty with feeding, swallowing, sucking, unable to safely eat or drink age- appropriate foods and liquids
  • Difficulty articulating age-appropriate sounds
  • Difficulty with fluent speech (stuttering)
  • Difficulty using words, phrases, and sentences to communicate at an age-appropriate level-needs help understanding words spoken to them
  • Difficulty organizing information and regulating
  • Difficulty with age- appropriate social exchanges with peers or adults during play or structured activities (such as greetings, responding to their name, eye contact, turn-taking, and much more.)
  • Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC) evaluation and implementation

Working with young minds brimming with potential, our speech team at OBC plays a crucial role in helping children overcome various challenges such as articulation disorders, language delays, and fluency issues. What makes this field particularly uplifting is the resilience and adaptability of the children themselves. Witnessing their determination, courage, and eagerness to learn despite facing obstacles is truly inspiring. Whether it’s celebrating a child’s first word or witnessing their progress in expressing themselves more confidently, we find immense fulfillment in being part of a child’s journey towards improved communication skills and a brighter future.

Through individualized treatment plans tailored to each child’s needs, our speech therapists employ various techniques such as visual aids, picture schedules, and social stories to facilitate language development and comprehension. We may also utilize augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices to support nonverbal communication. Additionally, our speech team works on improving social communication skills, including turn-taking, initiating conversations, and understanding social cues. By fostering communication abilities, speech therapy plays a crucial role in helping children better navigate social interactions and engage more fully in their environments.

Our speech team uses a collaborative approach with both Occupational Therapists and Applied Behavior Analysts to target goals and skills across environments. If you or your child’s doctor is concerned and believes your child may benefit from Speech Therapy, reach out to schedule an evaluation. OBC is here to help.

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