Your first 30 minutes of consultation is provided free of charge. This consultation allows us to meet one another to discuss your concerns, decide what services will look like, and decide whether our services are right for you. Consultation can be done via phone or in person.
Informal assessment of communication skills and needs is provided during the initial assessment session. Informal assessment is ongoing and will continue throughout the treatment, as needed, in order to measure progress, adapt activities, and adjust goals. All informal assessment is included within the hourly rate.
A formal assessment may be required to determine the nature of the communication impairments and the best ways to treat them. Formal assessment results in data that is compared to statistical standards. This may be completed in one visit or it may require a few sessions to complete. The regular hourly rate will apply to formal assessment sessions. If a written report is required, reports will be reviewed at the following treatment session. Please see the fees section for more information.
- Speech sounds (articulation and phonology)
- Motor speech (difficulty planning tongue and lip movements for speech)
- Language (expressive and receptive language)
- Social language
- Fluency (stuttering - repetition of sounds/parts or words and the resulting psychological impact)
- Voice and Resonance
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication
- Early literacy skills (phonological awareness)
- Picky Eating and Problem Feeding Therapy
- Hanen: Learning Language and Loving it Workshops
Some typical communication and/or medical diagnoses that we see at Let's Talk! Speech and Language Services include, but are not limited to:
- Speech sound delays/disorders
- Expressive and receptive language delays/disorders
- Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAOS)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Down Syndrome
- Cerebral Palsy
The speech group was developed for children who struggle with their speech (articulation) skills. Our speech groups focus on the sounds the children in the group have difficulty with while providing a fun environment to interact with their peers.
Your child may benefit from participating in a speech group if he/she:
- Has trouble communicating because he/she has speech that is difficulty to understand.
- Leaves off sounds in words and/or changes sounds.
- Gets frustrated when not understood by others.
Early Language Group
The early language group was developed for children who have receptive (i.e., understanding) language and expressive (i.e., producing) language difficulties. Our early language groups focus on various language skills including, but not limited to, vocabulary development, increasing utterance length, and following directions.
Your child may benefit from participating in a language group if he/she:
- Is a "late talker"
- Has trouble communicating his/her wants and needs.
- Has difficulty understanding basic concepts or following directions.
Group rates apply.
A minimum of 2 clients required and a maximum of 4 clients per group.
- Aphasia (difficulty speaking or understanding words)
- Dysarthria (difficulty making sounds correctly and clearly)
- Acquired Apraxia of Speech (difficulty planning movements of the tongue and lips for speech)
- Fluency (stuttering)
- Voice and Resonance (vocal strain and misuse, hoarseness, quiet voice, nasality)
- Reading and writing (difficulty with these tasks following damage to the brain)
- Cognitive-communication disorders (memory, attention)
- Aural rehabilitation (hearing loss)
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
- Social Language (using language for different purposes and following the "rules" of a language)
- Articulation and phonology (difficulty saying specific speech sounds)
- Lee Silverman's Voice Treatment (LSVT)
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Cerebral Palsy
- Down Syndrome