Speech Therapy

What is Speech Therapy?

Speech and Language therapy involves the assessment and treatment of the many components involved in communication and feeding.  Speech-Language Pathologists at Coastal are trained to evaluate and treat children with a wide range of communication delays or disorders, including articulation/phonology, expressive (verbal) and receptive (comprehension) language, voice, and fluency. We are also skilled in the evaluation and treatment of social/pragmatic language skills, play skills, oral motor skills, feeding, and swallowing.

Our approach to working with you and your child is dependent upon your child’s personality and needs.  We invite parent participation during your child’s sessions, as one of our goals is to empower families by providing information, support, materials, and ideas to foster carryover of learned skills into all of your child’s environments.  We look forward to building a strong relationship with your family

Our therapists specialize in the treatment of:
  • Articualtion & Phonological Disorders
  • Augmentative & Alternative Communication Device Use / Assistive Technology
  • Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Auditory – Verbal Speech
  • Cognitive Communication Disorders
  • Feeding & Swallowing Disorders / Tongue Thrust
  • Fluency Disorders
  • Hearing Impairments
  • Language Disorders
  • Neurological Impairments
  • Reading & Learning Difficulties
  • Social Communication Disorders
  • Verbal Motor Disorders
  • Voice Disorders
Treatment Approaches & Programs
  • ALERT program
  • Beckman Oral Motor Approach
  • DIR / Floortime
  • LAMP- Language Acquisition through Motor Planning
  • Kaufman Approach to Childhood Apraxia of Speech
  • M.O.R.E. – Integrating the Mouth with Sensory and Postural Functions
  • Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
  • P.E.C.S – Picture Exchange Communication System
  • PROMPT- Prompts for Restructuring Oral Motor Phonetic Targets
  • Social Thinking Curriculum
  • Talks Tools Oral Motor Therapy Approach
  • Zones of Regulation