Work With Our Speech/Language Pathologists

Speech Therapy

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The development of communication skills begins at birth before the emergence of the first word. This development can have a significant effect on the child’s social and academic skills and behavior. Early speech and language intervention can help children be more successful with reading, writing, schoolwork, and interpersonal relationships.

Our Speech/Language pathologists have the following specialties:

  • Early Intervention for delayed language and speech development
  • Pragmatic language
  • Stuttering
  • Assistive/alternative communication
  • Articulation / Speech Sound Production
  • Expressive and Receptive Language

Lindamood-Bell Reading Programs

  • Talkies® 
  • Program for Oral Language Comprehension & Expression
  • The Talkies® program, a prerequisite of the Visualizing and Verbalizing (V/V) program is designed for students who need the imagery-language connection broken down into simpler steps, especially for students with limited oral vocabulary and/or limited ability to verbalize. The main goal of the program is to develop the dual coding imagery and language as a base for language comprehension and expression.
  • Visualizing and Verbalizing® (V/V®)
  • Program for Cognitive Development, Comprehension, & Thinking
  • The Visualizing and Verbalizing® (V/V®) program develops concept imagery as a basis for language comprehension and higher order thinking. The development of concept imagery improves reading and listening comprehension, memory, oral vocabulary, critical thinking, and writing.
  • Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing® (LiPS®)
  • Program for Reading, Spelling, and Speech
  • The LiPS® Program teaches phonemic awareness in a way that helps students discover and label oral-motor movements of phonemes (letter sounds). Students then use these skills to identify and sequence sounds within words. Once established, phonemic awareness is then applied to reading, spelling, and speech.
  • Seeing Stars® 
  • Program for Symbol Imagery for Phonological and Orthographic Processing in Reading and Spelling.
  • The Seeing Stars program aims to successfully develop symbol imagery for sight words, reading, and spelling.
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Does Your Child Have Dyslexia?

What exactly is dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a brain-based condition. It causes difficulty with reading, spelling, writing, and sometimes speaking. In people with dyslexia, the brain has trouble recognizing or processing certain types of information. This can include matching letter sounds and symbols (such as the letter b making the buh sound) and blending them together to make words.
Some people with dyslexia don’t have trouble sounding out or “decoding” words. But they may struggle to understand what they read. It can be very hard for people with dyslexia to read in a way that’s automatic, or seemingly without effort.

Like other types of learning and attention issues, dyslexia is a lifelong condition. Children don’t outgrow it.

Characteristics of dyslexia often include:

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  • Difficulty associating sounds with letters and letters with sounds
  • Confusion when pronouncing words and phrases, such as saying “mawn lower” instead of “lawn mower”
  • Difficulty reading aloud with the proper tone and grouping words and phrases together appropriately
  • Difficulty “sounding out” unfamiliar words
  • Trouble writing or copying letters, numbers, and symbols in the correct order
  • Trouble rhyming
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