What does an SLP do?
A Speech Language Pathlogist (SLP) specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders for both pediatric and adult populations. At Atlas we offer individualized treatment plans to target the specific needs of each patient and family.
Speech for Children
Our pediatric therapy programs focus on a variety of areas, including:
- Speech sound production skills (Apraxia, Articulation, Phonology)
- Auditory processing
- Receptive and expressive language skills
- Oral-motor skills
- Feeding and swallowing skills
- Fluency (Stuttering)
- Non-verbal communication skills (body language, eye contact, facial expressions)
- Social Language Skills (turn-taking, conversational skills, communicating in different contexts)
-Cognition and Alternative and Augmentative Communication (alternative means of communication such as picture boards or speech-generating devices)
Even if your child already receives speech-language therapy services through their school system they may benefit from the addition of intensive, one-on-one private therapy services through Atlas for faster progress and improvement in generalization of skills.
Speech for Adults
Our adult therapy programs at Atlas also target a variety of areas, including:
- Cognition and Memory
- Speech Sound Disorders (Apraxia, Dysarthria)
- Fluency (Stuttering)
- Acquired language Disorders (Aphasia)
- Alternative and Augmentative Communication (alternative means of communication such as picture boards or speech-generating devices)
- Rehabilitation following medical conditions such as stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Dementia, and laryngeal and oral cancers
What is SOS feeding therapy?
SOS is the Sequential Oral Sensory approach to feeding, targeting assessing and treating children with feeding and weight gain difficulties. The SOS approach combines a variety of factors including sensory, motor, oral, and behavioral factors and approaches to improve the feeding skills of children. The approach is built on the stages and skills of feeding observed in typically developing children. Children participating in SOS feeding therapy progress up a "Steps to Eating Hierarchy" in order to explore and try new foods to improve the variety of foods in their diet. If your child has difficulty transitioning to solid foods, trying new flavors and textures, or eating a variety of foods. Feeding therapy may be beneficial to your family!