"One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter."
~James Earl Jones
At Quality Telepractice we offer a variety of services for Speech Therapy including:
Articulation & Phonology
Our Speech Language Pathologists, supervised by Dr. Edgar, will provide the same skilled services through telepractice as would be provided in a clinic setting. Treatment is conducted through HiPAA Compliant Zoom Meetings from the comfort of your home and at your convenience.
Speech Screenings and/or Assessment typically includes a combination of the following: the GFTA-3 to assess articulation for clients ages 2-21; as well as:
- Birth and medical history
- Family history of speech, language, reading, or academic difficulties
- Family’s concerns about the child’s speech
- Languages and/or dialects used in the home
- Teachers’ concerns regarding child’s speech difficulties in the classroom
- Previous hearing screenings
- Spoken speech sample
Initial interviews and assessments, conducted by a liscenced SLP, take approximately 60 to 90 minutes and establish a baseline so an individualized lesson plan with long and short-term goals based on your needs, interests, and abilities can be created.
Your Speech Language Pathologist will provide professional documentation including:
Initial Screening and/or Assessment
Speech Lesson Plan
Speech Treatment SOAP (Subjective Objective Assessment Plan)
Articulation Milestones (ASHA, 2020)
The chart below shows the ages when most English-speaking children develop sounds. Children learning more than one language may develop some sounds earlier or later.
|By 3 months||Makes cooing sounds|
|By 5 months||Laughs and makes playful sounds|
|By 6 months||Makes speech-like babbling sounds like puh, ba, mi, da|
|By 1 year||Babbles longer strings of sounds like mimi, upup, bababa|
|By 3 years||Says m, n, h, w, p, b, t, d, k, g, and f in wordsFamiliar people understand the child’s speech|
|By 4 years||Says y and v in wordsMay still make mistakes on the s, sh, ch, j, ng, th, z, l, and r soundsMost people understand the child’s speech|
Though mistakes are common when learning new words and sounds, a disorder occurs when a child reaches a certain age and is still making certain mistakes consistently.
Some questions to consider:
- *Is the child or adult easily understood by others?
- *Do people perceive your child as being younger because of speech difficulties?
- *How does your child’s vocabulary compare to his/her peer group?
- *Is the child or adult experiencing frustration when trying to communicate?
- *Is your child omitting sounds, substituting sounds or changing sounds when speaking?
- *Is your child having difficulty acquiring reading or spelling skills?
Skilled Speech Services
Articulation disorders can be remediated with speech articulation exercises and practice sessions to change the errant speech pattern.
Early detection and treatment can positively impact your child, both academically and socially. Speech Therapy follows a developmental approach based on the acquisition of sounds in typically developing children.
Children, teens and adults respond well to telepractice as it offers flexible schedules, accessibility and an interactive modality that helps ensure successful and effective therapy. Quality Telepractice can augment speech services received in the school, provide speech therapy while students are home in the summer, homeschool students or for students who prefer not to be pulled out for SLP services during school.
Contact us today at 407-928-9582 for a free initial consultation to see how we can best serve your needs and train your brain!