Communication Matters offers a full-range of services for school age children including:
- Free Screenings
- Comprehensive Evaluations
- Individual and Small Group Therapy
- Home and After-School Childcare Visits
- Consultation to other healthcare providers, hospitals, schools, and parent groups.
Therapy is typically delivered in an intimate, one-on-one setting, but group therapy sessions are also offered to enhance social communication.
AREAS OF EVALUATION AND TREATMENT
Communication Matters offers pediatric speech and language evaluation and treatment
services in the following areas:
- Articulation/Phonological Disorders (impaired production of speech sounds)
- Receptive and Expressive Language Delays
- Auditory Comprehension
- Language Processing/Language Based Learning Disabilities
- Apraxia of Speech (impaired ability to sequence muscle movements to produce speech)
- Auditory Learning/Habilitation
- Development of Sign and Spoken Language in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children
- Development/Improvement of Written English Skills
- Pre-Literacy Skill Development
EDUCATION AND SPEECH AND LANGUAGE
The Common Core State Standards were adopted by the Florida State Board of Education which
outline the general expectations that are deemed essential for college and career readiness in the 21st century. The standards are divided into two general domains: (1) English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects and (2) Mathematics. Each domain contains a hierarchy of skills that students are expected to acquire at each grade level from kindergarten to 12th grade. The standards are intended to serve as academic content standards for all students, including those with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).
Communication in oral and written forms is key to student success including the ability to listen,
speak, read, and write at each grade level. Communication skills are vital in order to participate in the classroom and to learn to read, write, and interact with peers. Often students with speech and language disorders struggle to achieve their maximum potential in the classroom because they do not have the language and communication skills needed to be successful with specific aspects of the curriculum. Both of the general domains of the Common Core State Standards involve critical communication skills.
Given these facts, speech and language therapy services may be beneficial to your child’s academic success by helping to develop, access, and use skills and strategies necessary to learn the curriculum.
If you have concerns about the communication skills of you or your loved one, please call (904) 342-5984 for a complimentary personal consultation.