Speech and Language Therapy
Kidspiration Speech and Language Pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children. By definition, Speech and Language Training serves to help people/children with speech and language problems to speak more clearly. At Kidspiration, our Therapists help children develop communication skills - including articulation, verbal comprehension, expression, auditory processing, phonological awareness, pragmatics, voice, and fluency.
We also address oral-motor and feeding skills, as well as augmentative and alternative communication.
SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY GOALS
Our Kidspiration professional staff are not only certified to practice in the state of Arkansas, but participate in continual education, learning and implementing the newest developments and strategies to improve their client’s limitations and concerns. Some of our speech and language therapy goals include:
Cognition - Develop the ability to focus, process, and remember information. Overcome response delay and forgetting information.
Articulation - Learn to produce and pronounce words correctly. Overcome substituting, distorting, or omitting unwanted sounds.
Language Expression - The production of spoken and written communication. Conquer the difficulty developing single words, combining words, and/or poor sentence structure.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication - Learn ways to supplement speech with gestures, picture symbols, or voice-output devices or computers. Overcome lack of speech or limited ability to speak.
Fluency - The rhythm and flow of speech. Learning ways to stop stuttering or speak at an abnormal rate.
Language Comprehension - Understanding spoken and written language. Learn how to follow directions and understand concepts such as color, shape, opposite.
Auditory Processing - The brain's ability to process what is heard. Address the difficulty of following directions, listening and an inability to recall words.
Oral-Motor/Feeding Skills - Sucking, swallowing, chewing, and biting. Focuses on facial weakness, drooling, coughing, choking, gagging, and refusing certain foods.
Pragmatic Language - Appropriate communication in social situations. Overcome inappropriate body language, eye contact, or responses in social situations.
Voice - Using appropriate pitch, loudness, and voice quality. Learn to deal with abnormal pitch, volume, or quality of voice.
Our Speech and Language Therapy Services are available for children with diagnosed speech and language delays. Therapy is delivered in either the classroom, or at times in a separate setting. Kidspiration’s Therapists design activities to increase vocabulary and functional language so that children are prepared to be successful when entering kindergarten or their next stage of development.