Individual Speech Therapy
speech therapy services are provided by skilled speech language
pathologists to build your child's communication skills. Therapy
activities focus on specific sets of skills written in each child's
Individual speech therapy also typically includes parents who are present and participate in the individual therapy.
allows parents to fully understand the treatment and more importantly
acquire the skills to best help their child develop and carry over new
skills in natural settings.
Individual therapy is often the most appropriate way to begin working with children so they can learn quickly. We want your child to be "ready to read" when they enter kindergarten. Our treatment plans all include a strong emphasis on helping your child build the language literacy skills necessary to be successful in school.
some cases individual therapy will be provided in conjunction with
other group treatment or through consultation and planning with
preschool or school personnel. Click here for frequently asked questions.
Group Speech Therapy
may be seen in small group therapy sessions. A group speech therapy
session allows a skilled therapist to provide guided instruction to
assure that each child has an opportunity to participate and practice
new speech skills.
with speech and language delays typically "get lost" in the larger
classroom setting and often don't have an opportunity to feel successful
in interacting with other children.
Small group speech
therapy helps assure children develop confidence and good self-esteem
about speech, which can lead to more rapid progress.
therapy is recommended for children when professional judgment suggests
that is the most appropriate method to help a child.
receive services from an educational agency such as a school district
or child development services are governed by federal regulations. These
federal regulations state that services for children must be provided
to the "maximum extent appropriate in natural environments including the
home and community settings in which children without disabilities
We support federal laws that aim to provide
services in the least restrictive environment for children. Our efforts
are to assure that the services provided, regardless of the environment,
are most appropriate to assure success for the child. We provide relevant interventions and utilize a wide variety of approaches and techniques.
WCGH provides a wide range of therapy services. We offer comprehensive assessments
within a family-system approach. The speech department
offers extensive assessment and therapy for clients utilizing augmentative communication.
Contact the Speech-Language Pathology Department for more information.