SkillSource Therapy & Learning Center - "the source for skill development"
Services
 
There are usually four stages of treatment used by speech therapy programs. This treatment is the same no matter the cause of the speech or swallowing disorder. The stages are information, evaluation, therapy, and home exercises.
 
Information
Information
Prior to the evaluation, information is gathered about your child’s medical and developmental history, and the concerns of the physician. During the information stage, the therapist and family members are educated on the nature of your child’s speech disorder. A speech-language pathologist will gather additional information from you. After the evaluation, the speech-language pathologist will thoroughly explain the problem and make specific recommendations for treatment.
Evaluations
We provide high quality evaluations to deterimine your child's needs. Several types of evaluations are available depending on the areas of concern. The speech-language pathologist will observe your child’s communication interactions informally, and administer standardized formal tests. All evaluations consist of formal and/or informal testing of specific areas and include a written report.
Evaluations
Therapy
Therapy
At SkillSource, individual therapy sessions are customized by the speech language pathologist based upon your child's abilities and goals. A broad range of therapy styles and techniques are used in a play-based environment. We believe therapy goals are successfully accomplished through a partnership between parents, therapists, teachers, and other professional agencies. Speech therapy is based on principles of child development and learning in therapy, school, and home activities to support therapy objectives.
Home Activities
Parents are important members of the child’s treatment team. Therefore, our speech-language pathologists work closely with family members, training them to work with their child at home in order to achieve the best outcome in the shortest amount of time. At the end of your child's session you will be given an update on your child's progress as well as homework suggestions when appropriate. The more the child practices the task between sessions, the faster the child will make progress in therapy. Regular attendance in therapy is also important so that there is no disruption in your child’s progress.
Home Activities