boosting your child’s confidence through increased speech intelligibility
Speech sound disorders are errors in sound production that impact the intelligibility of a child’s speech. We use our years of experience in conjunction with a battery of assessments to ensure your child is receiving the most appropriate therapy.
Fluency is speaking in a smooth manner in all instances. While the occasional moments of disfluency ("um," "uh," and word repetitions) are typical, when such moments of “getting stuck on words” are consistently present in your child's speech, therapy will be very beneficial.
We know how frustrating and frightening it can be when your child is a problem feeder. At NPT, we have years of successful experience with feeding therapy. Your child’s goals and treatment protocol will be tailored specifically to promote the most efficient results.
increasing strength and coordination, decreasing frustration
Oral motor therapy is utilized to target increased strength and coordination of the lip, tongue, and cheek muscles. We create a targeted protocol to increase your child’s oral motor skills throughout therapy.
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Oral Motor Therapy
goal oriented therapy. family driven results.
Evaluating your child, creating a tailored treatment plan, individualizing goals, and maximizing communication, feeding, and oral motor skills. We center on involving your family every step of the way through your child’s care.
At NPT, we are uniquely focused on incorporating your child’s therapy goals across as many contexts as possible. This means providing you, as parents, with work to facilitate carryover outside of our therapy sessions. Additionally, we make it a priority to connect with your child’s teachers as well as other therapists and professionals to ensure that goals are targeted at school and all facilitations are in place to allow your child to reach his or her full potential.
Working in a number of different pediatric settings has afforded Colleen opportunities to integrate and employ effective therapy techniques specific to your child’s individual needs.
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Colleen works with many populations and has extensive experience treating early language, speech sound, fluency, pragmatic language, feeding, swallowing, and oral motor disorders. Read More ›
“Colleen is so friendly and upbeat, and our 10 yr old daughter really loved interacting with her. Our daughter’s clinical progress was immediately noticeable, and it rapidly improved with each session. I attribute much of this to Colleen’s therapy style and her ability to identify the best technique for the child.”
“Our son has worked with Colleen for a year and a half now. When she began, his speech development was delayed. Colleen encouraged him to speak. She made the classes fun and boosted his confidence. He would wait by the door and couldn’t wait for her to come play with him. She was persistent in encouraging him to use his words and established the norm that he would try to speak rather than just motioning. As his speech developed, she was careful to continue to adjust the lessons. She also worked with us to guide us on how we could reinforce what he was learning with her. She is an exceptional speech therapist.”