Our areas of expertise include language and learning disabilities, reading disorders, accent reduction, cognitive rehabilitation, phonemic awareness, speech and sound disorders and diagnostic testing.
Language and Learning Disabilities
- This area encompasses early intervention for pre-schoolers who are at risk for or have delayed language.
- The center will provide services for children, adolescents and adults with developmental learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders as well as speech, language and hearing impairments.
- This center offers group and individual treatment for children and adults with auditory dyslexia and reading comprehension deficits.
- In particular, our staff is trained in the Lindamood Intensive Sequencing Program , Orton –Gillingham dyslexia treatment and the Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing program for reading comprehension.
- Therapists are trained in Compton P-ESL accent reduction program.
- Cognitive therapy helps individuals who have difficulty concentrating, remembering, organizing, reasoning and problem solving. The same treatment can be applied to those who have suffered head injury especially right hemisphere. These strategies are also effective for teens and adults with developmental learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder.
- This center offers a summer intensive preschool language program that is toward developmentally delayed preschool children who are 3 to 5 years of age. This program facilitates expressive and receptive language skills.
Phonemic Awareness Training
- Phonemic awareness skills are the building blocks for learning to read, write and spell effectively. Programs are offered to children, ages 5 to 7, who are demonstrating difficulty with sound/symbol relationships, segmenting and blending sounds. This training can be conducted in a group setting or on an individual basis.
- An individual diagnostic evaluation measures oral vocabulary, oral language comprehension, phonological memory, oral directions, phonemic awareness, visual motor performance, word attack, word recognition, reading comprehension and spelling.
Speech Sound Disorders
- An articulation disorder involves problems making sounds. Sounds can be substituted, left off, added or changed.
- A phonological process disorder involves patterns of sound error.
Visualizing and Verbalizing® Program for Cognitive Development, Comprehension & Thinking
- The Visualizing and Verbalizing® (V/V®) program develops concept imagery—the ability to create an imagined or imaged gestalt from language—as a basis for comprehension and higher order thinking. The development of concept imagery improves reading and listening comprehension, memory, oral vocabulary, critical thinking, and writing.
Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing® Program for Reading, Spelling, and Speech (LiPS®)
- The LiPS® Program teaches students to discover and label the oral-motor movements of phonemes. Students can then verify the identity, number, and sequence of sounds in words.
Once established, phonemic awareness is then applied to reading, spelling, and speech.