What is Receptive Language?

 

What one understands/ comprehension skills, also known as listening skills. How well does your child seem to listen? 

 

What is Expressive Language?

 

What one says, how many words one combines and what language concepts one uses. Speech- language therapists analyze your child's sentence length, ability to answer and ask questions, and much more!  

What is Childhood Apraxia of speech?

What appears to be a neurologically based disorder of motor planning, which impacts how a child is able to produce isolated sounds (e.g. nasal sounds m/n or the back sounds k/g) or combine and sequence sounds into words/ phrases, often associated with groping and overall frustration. Apraxia is a complex disorder known to cause significant speaking delays (often in the presence of age appropriate ability to understand language) and requires a specialist to see positive change. At Chattykiddo we will guide you through every step of the treatment. PROMPT is highly effective in treating Apraxia.  Ask about it today! 

What is a speech articulation disorder?

A disorder affecting speech sound production or how a child is able to use the articulators (tongue, lips) to form a specific sound successfully. In contrast to Apraxia, with this disorder a child maybe speaking in phrases and sentences; however speech is marked by poor intelligibility. Speech therapy is the only way to help shape appropriate speech clarity because who likes to be misunderstood all the time? 

What is Social Skills?

Social skills is the way we communicate with others through facial expressions, gestures, and, of course, words. A big part of Social skills is HOW we interact and whether that's appropriate to context. Some children (and adults) have difficulty learning and communicating in age-appropriate and socially expected ways and this is where we step in to help.  

What is an auditory processing disorder?

Not to be confused with the ability to hear or with one's listening comprehension (though disorders can co-occur). Processing has to do with how much information or how many words can one process (understand) at a time.  

What is PROMPT therapy?

 

According to Prompt Institute, PROMPT is "an acronym for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular 

Phonetic Targets. The technique is a tactile-kinesthetic approach that uses touch cues to a patient’s articulators (jaw, tongue, lips) to manually guide them through a targeted word, phrase or sentence. The technique develops motor control and the development of proper oral muscular movements, while eliminating unnecessary muscle movements, such as jaw sliding and inadequate lip rounding". Read more about this therapy approach here:

https://promptinstitute.com

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