The Speech Cove LLC provides child-led based intervention to enhance carryover skills through speech therapy for children. Services can be provided in the comfort of your own home, online, or in our office. The Speech Cove specializes in evaluation and treatment for the following areas:
Articulation & Phonology Disorders
An articulation disorder occurs when a child makes sounds with incorrect placement, timing, pressure, speech, and or coordination of the articulators (lips, tongue, teeth, jaw, velum). This results in mispronounced sounds that could indicate a speech sound disorder.
A phonological process disorder refers to a child's difficulty understanding the sound system and speech rules of our language. A child with a phonological disorder may mispronounce a sound in certain words, yet clearly pronounce it in others.
A language delay means that a child is developing language in a typical manner, but is doing so more slowly than other children his or her age. For example, a child may be 4 years of age, but understanding and/or using language typical of a child who may be only 2.5 years of age. A language disorder means that a child is not developing languages as one would expect, or abnormally. Children with language disorders may have difficulty understanding (receptive language) and/or using language (expressive language) to effectively communicate.
Social language disorders involve impairment in understanding and/or use of language in social settings. Children with social language disorders may have trouble using greetings or making requests, changing language according to the situation, and following rules of conversation.
Impairment in reading decoding, reading comprehension, written spelling, and/or written comprehension. Children who struggle with phonological awareness may have difficulty learning the difference between letter pairs (i.e. b-d, p-q, m-n), saying sounds of multisyllabic words in the right order (i.e. spaghetti, escalator, consonant), discriminating and producing rhyming words (i.e. Do ‘sip’ and ‘dip’ rhyme? or Tell me a word that rhymes with big.), or memorizing the alphabet.
Fluency disorders (often referred to as "stuttering") involve an interruption in the flow of speaking that may affect the rate and rhythm of speech production due to repetitions (li-li-like this), prolongations (lllllike this), blocks (no sound), interjections (um, like, uh) and revisions ("This is a- this is a problem"). There may also be unusual facial and body movements associated with the effort to speak.