At ITS, infants and toddlers with language delays or disabilities receive speech and language therapy services in the most “natural environment” as it is appropriate to their needs. We do not believe in a one size fits all therapy approach. Frequency and duration for your child’s therapy is based on his or her needs. If your child benefits from 60 minutes that is what we will suggest. However, if the optimal therapy is 45 or 30 minutes that is what will be recommended for your child. We consider family members in the home and significant people in the child’s life as crucial members of your child’s program. We will provide homework that will support the child’s daily growth and enrichment.
We specialize in the following areas:
- Auditory Processing
- Oral Motor
- Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC)
- Social Skills/Pragmatic Language
- Early Intervention
- Cleft Palate
- Receptive Language
- Expressive Language
- Developmental Disabilities
Our All 3’s social skills groups provide practice opportunities for clients in small grgoups. It allows participants to learn and generalize new social skills in real life situations. In the programs, we provide real life social situations/scenarios and we also provide multiple opportunities for the children to practice and master each skills. All 3’s is child centered, in that we use activities and tasks that the children enjoy and look forward too practicing.
Our PLSS summer day camp is designed to foster collaboration between typical peers and peers struggling with ASD, ADHD and other social language disorders. PLSS day camps are about successfully navigating the social world. We encourage and expand on our campers’ language and problem solving skills using evidence based approaches in natural settings. PLSS campers learn from each other as well as from their instructors. We accept 6 campers with social skills difficulties and 4 – 5 peer volunteers. The one-to-one therapist/peer sessions and community intervention program is the cornerstone of our unique approach. All of our campers must be screened to ensure that the camp will be an appropriate fit for the camper.
We know that not all families are able to leave work during the weekday to bring their children to our clinic, therefore, we do provide offsite services. We offer a variety of services to support working families.
- In-Home Speech Therapy Services
- School Site Speech and Language Services
- Saturday Therapy
Our virtual social skills program is for ages 5-7 and teens. This program is geared more towards supporting emotional skills. In this group we use apps to play games like Pictionary and I Spy to get the kids engaging with peers. These groups are 60 minutes weekly and have a maximum of 3 kids.
How does an evaluation help my child?
The purpose of an evaluation is to determine the underlying reasons for the child’s speech and language challenges. There are different reasons for why children may have speech and language challenges. For example, a child with a hearing loss can have pragmatic language disorder because they are unable to hear and when the hearing is corrected then the social issues are resolved. Similarly, a child with ADD or a child with a language processing disorder may have pragmatic language issues and instead of working on social skills per say, the child would need support for language skills or support for the ADD.
Therefore, an evaluation helps with appropriate recommendation, treatment plan and provision of the right support. When we complete the evaluation, we may be able to tell you what the underlying issues are and how they impact your child. We will also provide the type of speech therapy services your child needs, a treatment plan (if they needs therapy), the frequency and timeline for therapy.
How long will the evaluation take?
The speech/language evaluation is conducted in two to five visits at the clinic, depending upon the needs of the child. At the completion of the evaluation an extensive report will be provided to you detailing our findings, recommendations and an individualized treatment plan (if therapy is recommended). The results and recommendations of all evaluations will be reviewed with you (two weeks after the completion of the written report). Please download and complete the questionnaire to expedite your child’s evaluation process. Some questions may not apply to your child or the information may be difficult to recall. Please answer as best as you can. It is important that this questionnaire be completed and returned prior to the first appointment, as this will be used to determine the evaluation procedure and the types of tests to administer to your child. Be assured that all information will be kept strictly confidential.