SERVICES

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

Treatment plans will be individualized for each client based on formal and/or informal assessments conducted by the speech therapist, parent/client input, and clinical observations. Evidence-based treatment strategies will be utilized to facilitate results. Therapy should be fun and positive! We will tailor treatment to you/your child's interests. 

EARLY INTERVENTION

Every child develops at their own pace. Early intervention (EI) can change the course of your child's developmental delay. If you have concerns about your child's speech, it is best to seek help early. EI is focused on children birth to three and their families. Parent coaching is an integral part of the early intervention process to help parents carry over the strategies learned in sessions. You will learn helpful strategies that will facilitate your child's language development!

PROMPT THERAPY

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 is holistic as it looks at the whole child (physical/sensory, cognitive/linguistic, and social/emotional domains) and embeds therapy targets in to functional activities. Learn more about PROMPT by visiting their website. 

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PAYMENT

Clear Communication does not have contracts with health insurance companies. Invoices will be sent directly to the client(s) on a monthly basis. The fee for Speech-Language Therapy services are in accordance to the standards of the NZA. Fees will be applied from the beginning to the end of a session for assessments, treatment, and parent and or multi-disciplinary meetings. Clients will receive a monthly invoice to be paid within 15 days. All invoices are subject to VAT. 

ACCENT EXPANSION/MODIFICATION

Accent modification is a process of shaping consonants and vowels, learning correct rhythm and stress, and controlling your speaking rate to be better understood while speaking English. As a native American English speaker, I can help you modify your accent to give you confidence when speaking at work, home, and with neighbors or friends. Goals and targets will be assessed using informal assessments and observations. Each session will be individualized and tailored to fit your needs. 

COLLABORATION

Collaboration is a key element to successful speech therapy. Parent, teacher, and specialists' input and implementation will help transfer the skills learned in therapy sessions to other environments where the child/adolescent/adult interacts. Practicing the skills learned in therapy sessions will facilitate greater overall success! 

IN PERSON / ONLINE

Flexible services are offered to suit your scheduling needs. If in-person sessions are not possible, online therapy is offered over Zoom. 

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PROCEDURE
  • A free 20 minute consultation is given via phone/video call to determine if services should be pursued. 

  • Evaluations and assessments may include formal or informal testing, parent/client interviews, questionnaires, and clinician observations.

  • Goals or therapy targets will be agreed upon as a result of the assessments.

  • Therapy sessions will be delivered at a fixed time, between 1-3 times per week.

  • Sessions range from 25-60 minutes.

  • Cancellations: please inform the speech therapist at least 24 hours in advance. If not, you will be charged for treatment.

  • Clients will be treated with respect! Please trust the professional judgement of the SLP.