Receptive Language and Expressive Language:
Receptive Language is the processing and understanding of language. Expressive Language is the ability to express oneself through use of language. In order to help our clients with receptive language, ACT Speech Therapy teaches strategies to become aware of distractions at school and at home. In addition, we teach our clients strategies to retain auditory information and improve their ability to follow and remember multi-step directions.
We assist our clients’ expressive language skills by facilitating word-finding, improving their expressive grammatical formulation, and expanding their ability to elaborate on various topics.
Executive functions consist of fundamental skills that allow the brain to organize and act on information. These skills enable people to plan, organize, remember things, prioritize, pay attention and get started on tasks. They also help people use information and experiences from the past to solve current problems. Whether it’s binder organization, time management, study skills, forgetting things or appointments, we can help provide your child with visuals, technology and training to help build executive functioning skills.
An articulation disorder is the decreased production of sounds including substitutions, omissions, additions or distortions that may result in reduced speech intelligibility.
Articulation may also be impacted by Childhood Apraxia of Speech which impacts sounds, syllables and words and is not because of muscle weakness or paralysis. The brain has problems planning to move the lips, jaw, and tongue needed for speech. Rebecca has special training in PROMPT (PROMPTS for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) to improve the articulation of children with apraxia.
ACT Speech Therapy will develop fun and interactive therapy activities and tasks to target any and all sound productions deficits with the end goal of clear speech production.