Services for Children
We serve children ages 0-18 with communication disorders and help children needing Alternative or Augmentative Communication (AAC) devices or services. We offer individual one-on-one therapy as well as alternative locations and parent coaching.
to access therapy
Balancing work, family, and daily demands can be a struggle; we strive to provide convenient therapy times, including after work, to fit your hectic schedule.
We offer speech therapy and consulting services at our Rockford and Belmont, Michigan, locations.
If you can't make an office visit, we provide services over Zoom and other internet applications.
We can meet you where it's convenient. Whether it's in your home or daycare, let us know what works best.
Neurodiversity Affirming Practice
We proudly embrace neurodiversity in our practice, employing a collaborative approach that integrates occupational and speech therapy to enhance progress in therapy.
Occupational therapy is a therapy approach that develops, recovers, or maintains meaningful activities. Our occupational therapist works with the following: ADLs (Activities of Daily Living), bathing, dressing, feeding, functional mobility, personal hygiene and grooming, financial management, community integration, medication management, rest and sleep, job performance and maintenance, play, leisure participation/exploration, social participation, fine and gross motor skills, executive functioning, emotional regulation, and sensory integration.
Expressive/Receptive Language Disorder
A Receptive Language Disorder is when a child may have difficulty understanding language; they may not understand what certain words mean or how they go together. They may have trouble following directions or answering questions appropriately.
An Expressive Language Disorder is when a child may have difficulty using language. They may have trouble putting words together in the correct form or order (grammar) or knowing the appropriate names (vocabulary).
Feeding therapy can be more than chewing and swallowing and can even include picky eating. If your child has eliminated more than three categories of food, then they may be considered a picky eater in need of feeding therapy.
Orofacial myology is a therapy service separate from speech therapy that aims to study and treat the mouth and face muscles and how they relate to our teeth, speech, and how we chew and swallow for ages 4+. Orofacial myology helps to eliminate improper swallowing and chewing patterns, normalize tongue and lip resting postures, improve speech, establish healthy nasal breathing patterns, stabilize teeth from extraneous muscle movement of the face and mouth, and help to break negative oral habits (i.e., thumb/finger sucking, pacifier use).
Articulation and Phonological Disorder
An Articulation Disorder is when a child may have difficulty saying a specific sound or sounds (such as saying "wabbit" for "rabbit" or "wamp" for "lamp"). A Phonological Disorder is when a child may have difficulty with specific patterns of sounds (such as leaving off the beginning or ending sounds in words, or one sound in consonant clusters, such as saying "top" for "stop").
Alternative & Augmentative Communication (AAC)
AAC refers to methods of communicating that do not involve direct speech from an individual. These methods include gestures, facial expressions, writing, sign language, communication aids (charts, language boards), and electronic devices. AAC is considered a language in itself. If your child is nonverbal or using AAC to help support their communication skills. We can help you choose the correct device and incorporate it into your everyday routines.
Our therapists are Orton-Gillingham-trained providers equipped with the expertise to address the unique challenges of individuals struggling with reading difficulties.
Parent/Caregiver coaching is available and includes activities and strategies to incorporate into your everyday routines that promote language development. We individually meet with parents for 30-60 minutes or incorporate parent coaching into the child's therapy. The goal is to give the parent the strategies they need to effectively help their child with their speech/language development.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
We offer speech therapy services, including speech and language development, implementation of AAC devices, and co-treating with occupational therapy to increase speech and language outcomes.
If your toddler is not saying words as quickly as his peers, he may need some support for the early language. Early language is for children from birth-3 years old who need help with their early communication skills.
Fluency/Stuttering is when a child may struggle to get words out or repeat part or whole words. Depending on the child's age, there are various treatment techniques for stuttering, including direct, indirect, or combination therapy.
One-on-one speech therapy tailored to your child's needs with fun activities that keep them engaged. Sessions run for 30 minutes, depending on your needs and timeline. We assess therapy needs in a consultation/meet and greet; from there, we would decide the path to take.
We accept several health insurance plans to address your financial concerns, including Workman's Comp, and Auto Insurance.