Accent Reduction

At the Speech & Language Stimulation Center, we evaluate the speech patterns and grammatical structures that affect an individual’s accent. We then develop a program specific to the individual’s pronunciation of sounds, stress, rhythm, and any grammatical structures that need be addressed.

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Articulation Delays/Disorders

At the Speech & Language Stimulation Center, we treat articulation and phonological disorders, addressing the production of speech sounds in words, sentences, and conversation. For more information on articulation and phonological disorders Click Here For an overview of typical speech sound development Click Here

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

We address speech, language, and social communication abilities including early play skills and joint attention. In older children and adults, we address skills such as pragmatics, interpreting nonliteral language, and participating in groups.

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Dyslexia/Reading Disorders

Our therapists use programs that incorporate auditory, visual, and tactile information to develop foundational reading skills and phonological awareness. We also address reading comprehension and writing/organization skills.

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Early Intervention

We are proud to serve our community and provide early intervention speech therapy through Foothills Gateway. At the Speech & Language Stimulation Center, we are passionate about early identification and intervention.

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Feeding Disorders

We provide assessment, treatment, and caregiver training to address a child’s safety, efficiency, and confidence while eating and drinking. Feeding difficulties often incorporate sensory aversions to various textures or tastes.

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Fluency/Stuttering

Stuttering affects the fluency of an individual’s speech. Our therapists treat stuttering using both indirect, parent-centered approaches as well as direct fluency shaping strategies.

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Hearing Impairment

We address communication deficits related to hearing loss including language development, articulation, and resonance. We also proudly collaborate with Sign Language Instructor/Speech Language Pathologist, Amanda Keare, founder of WeeHands with Amanda.

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Language Disorders

At the Speech & Language Stimulation Center, we develop treatment programs specific to the individual’s needs. Language disorders affect expression and/or comprehension, including: sentence length, grammatical structure, vocabulary, word-finding, understanding and following directions.

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Motor Speech Disorders

Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder that affects the precision and consistency of movements for speech sound production. We use Feeling Phonics, a system that is unique to our clinic, to incorporate visual and tactile information into production of speech sounds.

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Social-Pragmatic Language

Our therapists treat social communication skills including perspective taking, initiating/maintaining conversation, interpreting and following social rules, problem solving, interpreting others’ emotions, and identifying/regulating one’s own emotions.

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Stroke/Aphasia

Depending on the area of the brain in which a lesion occurs, a stroke can result in speech and language deficits affecting expression and/or comprehension. Our therapists develop treatment plans based on the individual’s specific needs to improve functional communication abilities.

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Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD)

VCD is also known as paradoxical vocal fold movement. For an individual with VCD, the vocal folds adduct (come together) intermittently and interfere with breathing. Our therapists are trained in an evidence-based treatment program that was developed by our founder, Dr. Ann Pendley.

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Voice Disorders

Voice disorders affect the quality, pitch, and/or loudness of the voice. Common causes for voice disorders include physiological changes such as vocal cord nodules or polyps. Vocal abuse/misuse can also lead to voice disorders.

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