All treatment sessions take place in the client's home, in the community (daycare, preschool, etc.) or via Telehealth. Speech therapy can focus on many different goals and target many different areas of speech and language. Below are some of the main areas The Grove Therapy focuses on:
Articulation Therapy focuses on a specific sound or sounds at the word, sentence, and conversational level to help increase the client’s intelligibility.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
AAC therapy focuses on giving the client a voice by using various methods and modalities for communication. Some examples of an AAC device are picture exchange communication systems, the use of a Speech Generated Device, and a GoTalk. During this type of therapy, the client will learn to use their AAC device to communication their wants, needs, and to express themself. This type of therapy may also include programming the device if it is a new system.
Cognitive Communication based therapy focuses on executive functioning skills. During this type of therapy, individuals may work on problem solving, increasing attention, word retrieval, orientation, and increasing independence with daily living activities.
Fluency therapy targets the rate, continuity, smoothness, and effort during speech production. There are two types of fluency disorders, Stuttering and Cluttering. Stuttering is the most common fluency disorder characterized by blocks, prolongations, or repetitions.
Language based therapy focuses on increasing expressive and/or receptive language skills. Expressive language is the amount a person is able to verbally express to another person. On the other hand, receptive language is the amount of information a person is able to understand during a conversation.
Social communication therapy focuses on behaviors and developing strategies to increase pragmatic skills during conversations and real-life situations. Social communication therapy may include goals to address emotions, ways to increase participation in conversations, identifying strategies to promote independence and much more!