Are you frustrated by your young child's difficulty communicating with you? Do you want to find ways to understand your baby and create an easier, more cooperative relationship? Are you concerned that your toddler just isn't learning the basic concepts as quickly as he or she should?
We have extensive experience in Early Intervention and we will work with you and your family to address the needs of your child. Utilizing gold standard assessment tools we can look for indications of Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Speech and Language delays and disorders, and Executive Function delays and disorders. Parents often ask what Executive Function skills are. During their toddler years, children should be developing understanding of basic concepts such as color, size, shape, volume, distance, time, speed, quantity, direction, quality, etc. Using standardized testing we can evaluate your child's understanding of these concepts and work to improve the skills involved.
With training in a variety of treatment modalities, including having one of the only two PROMPT trained Speech Therapists in Japan (PROMPTS for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets), we offer research backed, evidence based treatment. Yet, the best treatment is always the one which is right for your home and culture. We work using a family centered approach which is tied intrinsically to your wants and needs. When developing a treatment protocol the team is led by the family and the therapist is there to guide the team in the most effective ways to meet their desired goals. The best treatment takes into account your family's personal and cultural imperatives. In short, if it doesn't feel comfortable and natural to you and your family, it is not the right intervention strategy.
One of the core aspects of treatment is ensuring generalization. It doesn't do any good if your loved one only shows increased skills during therapy sessions; we need to ensure those skills are exhibited throughout your family's daily activities. To this end we can develop a complete plan of care involving all of your family's natural environments. From the play room to the playground, and everywhere in between, we will happily work within your family's natural routines and educational activities.
Our goal is to have the entire team, your family and your therapist, working in harmony!