We provide services for children, adolescents, and adults experiencing any type of communication disorder. A communication disorder is defined as: any impairment in the ability to understand or use verbal, nonverbal and/or written language systems. It may be evident in the processes of hearing, language, and/or speech and may range in severity from mild to profound. We can advise and teach, especially where communication has broken down as a result of an injury. Communication disorders may be developmental in nature or acquired due to illness or injury.
These may be related to:
Speech disorders including articulation, voice, and fluency
Expressive, Receptive and Pragmatic Language Disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities
Congenital and Chromosomal Anomalies
Oral Motor Deficits including Repaired Cleft Lip/Palate
Executive Functioning Difficulties
Feeding and Swallowing Problems
Our Speech and Language clinicians have the unique opportunity to work in a sensory-based environment and in collaboration with a client’s occupational therapy treatment plan as indicated. We are designed for individualized, play-based therapy and are often able to facilitate peer interactions for the establishment and carryover of skills.
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What sets OTA apart making us a Family Favorite?
At OTA, our Center has several learning environments that allow us to meet the individual needs of our clients. This range of settings allows flexible, fluid movement between rooms throughout a session so that clients can practice skills within multiple environments. This helps to generalize learned skills to everyday environments they encounter at home and in the community. We embed communication skills and language goals within a naturalistic social environment.
Some of our settings include:
- Small table top rooms (where kids can learn new skills in a 1:1 environment with limited distractions)
- Small and large motor-gym spaces (where kids can participate in motivating and kid-friendly gross motor activities)
- Kitchen (where kids can engage in mealtime activities such as sequencing food preparation, and also can improve their feeding and oral motor skills)
- Exploration station (where kids can engage in fine-motor activities such as drawing, arts and crafts, etc.)
We also encourage personalized parent involvement in the sessions. We empower parents to carry over skills learned here at OTA to outside environments. This parent involvement is individualized and can include the following:
- Direct involvement in the therapy sessions
- Two-way mirror observations
- Watching a session from inside the therapy room
- Debriefing after a session