What is speech therapy?
Speech and language therapy provides treatment, support and care for children who have difficulties with communication. Depending on your child’s needs, therapy may target receptive and/or expressive language skills, pragmatic skill, or production of sounds. Treatment is provided through play-based, child-centered, family-friendly approaches.
What is receptive language?
Receptive language is the ability to understand words and language. This includes the understanding of both words and gestures. Receptive language also includes the ability to interpret a question as a question, the understanding of concepts like prepositions (on/off) or accurately interpreting complex grammatical forms (i.e. understanding that the phrase “The baby was kissed by her mom” means that the mom did the kissing). A child typically develops receptive language skills first, you can think of children as sponges who absorb the rules and use of language before they begin to express themselves using each of these language skills. Some children who have difficulty understanding oral language (words and talking) may appear to be understanding because they may be able to pick up key words and get visual information from the environment or from gestures.
What is expressive language?
Expressive language is the use of words, sentences, gestures and writing to convey meaning and messages to others. Expressive language skills include being able to label objects, describe actions and events, put words together to form sentences, use grammar correctly (e.g. “I ate food” not “Me ate”), retell a story, answer questions and write short story.
What is speech sound disorder?
A speech sound disorder occurs when mistakes continue past a certain age. Every sound has a different range of ages when the child should make the sound correctly. Speech sound disorders include problems with articulation (production of sounds) and phonological processes (sound patterns).
How long are assessments and treatment sessions?
The length of an assessment can vary, but are typically 1 - 2 hours in length. Treatment sessions are 1 hour in length. 50 minutes are spent working directly with your child. 10 minutes are spent discussing progress with the parent / caregiver and engaging in documentation and treatment planning.
What are the payment procedures for clients independently seeking services?
Payment is accepted at the time of service. Please contact us for detailed information regarding policies and procedures.
Do you take insurance?
No we do not currently accept insurance. However, we can provide you with a superbill which you may submit to your insurance for reimbursement if your plan allows.
Do you provide assessments and therapy for adults?
Yes, please contact us to receive more information on our adult services.
Where do you provide therapy?
For children we provide therapy in home and we have various kid friendly locations around Los Angeles we can provide therapy at.
For adult clients we provide therapy in home and nursing homes. Please contact us for more details.