Speech Language Pathology – Therapy at the Zone

We provide speech language pathology services to children and adults with highly qualified licensed therapists in a friendly, vibrant and fun environment. Our group strives to provide exceptional quality of services for our clients. The therapists work diligently to empower every family through education so that our clients reach his/her maximum potential and independence in school and/or home environments. We work in partnership with schools, professionals and caregivers to help students fully access and benefit from their educational programs. Research and evidenced based interventions as well as innovative tools ad techniques are selected based on the individual needs of the client.

Therapy services include:

  • Sensory Integration Therapy
  • Expressive and Receptive Language Therapy
  • Articulation Therapy
  • Feeding and Dysphagia (Swallowing) Therapy
  • Remediation of Voice Disorders
  • In School Services
  • Social/Language/Motor Group Therapy
  • Aphasia Treatment
  • Dysarthria Treatment
  • Oral Motor Treatment

Children: Signs of a Language Disorder

  • Does not smile or interact with others (birth and older)
  • Does not babble (4-7 months)
  • Makes only a few sounds or gestures, like pointing (7-12 months)
  • Does not understand what others say (7 months-2 years)
  • Says only a few words (12-18 months)
  • Words are not easily understood (18 months-2 years)
  • Does not put words together to make sentences (1.5-3 years)
  • Has trouble playing and talking with other children (2-3 years)
  • Has trouble with early reading and writing skills (2.5-3 years)

What Parents Can Do

  • Listen and respond to your child
  • Talk, read, and play with your child
  • Talk with your child in the language you are most comfortable using
  • Know it is good to teach your child to speak a second language
  • Talk about what you are doing and what your child is doing<
  • Use a lot of different words with your child
  • Use longer sentences as your child gets older
  • Have your child play with other children

Children: Signs of a Speech Sound Disorder

  • Says p, b, m, h, and w incorrectly in words (1-2 years)
  • Says k, g, f, t, d, and n incorrectly in words (2-3 years)
  • Produces speech that is unclear, even to familiar people (2-3 years)

What Parents Can Do

  • Say the sounds correctly when you talk—it is okay if your child makes some mistakes with sounds
  • Do not correct speech sounds—it is more important to let your child keep talking