We help individuals develop motor speech, communication, feeding and social skills.

Children need communication, play and social skills to be a successful part of their community and families. At Family Tree, speech therapy is focused on helping children improve relationships and enhance academic success by developing their communication, language, social and reading skills. Speech therapy also understands that behavior is communication and seeks to help families and children understand what their behavior is communicating during difficult situations. We understand the mistaken goals of their behavior and provide communication strategies and parent coaching suggestions that heal and foster improvements in relationships.

We'll work on these skills:

  • Improving engagement and ability to relate with peers and family members
  • Improving attention, engagement and reciprocity in play
  • Feeding challenges
  • Eliminating tongue thrust, thumb and pacifier dependence
  • Enhancing expressive and receptive language skills
  • Improving relationships with family and peers
  • Speech clarity/intelligibility
  • Memory and comprehension strategies
  • Organizational/planning skills
  • Reading skills of decoding, orthographic processing and comprehension
  • Vocabulary development
  • Pragmatic and social skills

Therapy can benefit kids with:

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders (including those that are non-verbal)
  • Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Dysarthria
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia/Apraxia/Articulation Disorders
  • Down Syndrome
  • Language Processing Disorders
  • Dysphagia/Feeding/Myofunctional Disorders
  • Voice Disorders

We utilize a developmental play based approach as our framework while utilizing the following therapy protocols to assist us in making a positive change for your family:

Some of these programs include:

PROMPT

PROMPT works to stimulate the tactual sensory systems to enhance the development/rehabilitation of speech, language, cognition and interaction.

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Lindamood Bell programs

LMB programs develop the sensory-cognitive processes that underlie reading and comprehension.

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Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking

Social thinking skills help kids develop their social competencies to better connect with others and enhance relationships.

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Talk Tools

Talk Tools adds enhancement of the tactile component to feeding and speech therapy, enabling clients to “feel” the movements necessary for the development of speech clarity and safer eating/feeding.

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Floortime/DIR

The Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship-Based Model of Intervention (DIR) provides a developmental framework for autism spectrum and related disorders.

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Positive Discipline

Positive Discipline utilizes behavioral intervention strategies that teach young people to become responsible, respectful and resourceful members of their communities.

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Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders & Tongue Thrusting

We identify atypical, adaptive patterns that emerge in the absence of normalized patterns within the orofacial complex.

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Reflex Integration

Reflex integration uses a variety of specific exercises to address the neurosensorimotor system; establishing a sense of safety which promotes foundational motor and cognitive skills.

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Buteyko Breathing Method

Buteyko Breating Method is a form of complementary therapy that proposes the use of breathing exercises primarily as a treatment for asthma and other respiratory conditions. It serves to to optimize oxygenation and initiate a stress reduction response.

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Occupational Therapy

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