What is Speech Therapy?

Speech therapy is treatment with a skilled professional that focuses on improving communication and/or feeding skills.  Specific treatment areas include: receptive language, expressive language, articulation, stuttering, social/pragmatic language, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Childhood Apraxia of Speech, swallowing/feeding disorders, written expression, and auditory processing. 

Who do we see?

Everyone!  Speech therapists are trained to work with individuals from birth through late adulthood.  Our therapists specialize in working with the pediatric population, as most of our clients fall into the preschool through high school age range. 

What makes My Recess unique?

Our therapists work closely with families and the entire treatment team to form an individualized intervention plan for each and every client that walks through our door. Our interactive gym space allows us to incorporate movement and sensory play into our sessions.

We have therapists that have additional training to specialize in the following areas:

  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech
  • Natural Language Acquisition (gestalt language processing)
  • Middle school language disorders
  • Phonological disorders
  • Preschool/school age language disorders
  • Stuttering

Kids Role?

Have fun! When kids are engaged and having FUN, their worked towards therapy goals, trying new things, and learning about themselves each session will be natural.

Parents Role?

Our weekly goal is to support and EMPOWER every parent that walks through our doors. Our therapists work closely with parents in order to create a home program to support carry over of skills and progress towards goals all while empowering parents to support their child across settings.

What is a speech evaluation like?

An initial speech/language evaluation typically lasts about an hour. Your therapist will review your reported case history for your child before the evaluation so that they can choose an evaluation tool that best fits your child’s needs. You will meet your evaluating therapist in the lobby, get a quick tour of our fun space, and then chat with your therapist about your concerns for your child’s speech and language development. Your therapist will then conduct a thorough evaluation to assess your child’s communication and/or feeding needs. Just like therapy sessions, we make sure to have some fun in our assessments as well, by incorporating play as much as possible.

We recommend checking out the pictures of our clinic and therapist with your child to help prepare them for their evaluation day. We want them to feel comfortable and know what their therapist looks like and that our space is fun! About >

After your evaluation, your therapist will set up a follow up appointment where we will review the results of the evaluation and develop a treatment plan and goals with your families input. During this time we will discuss the goals that are important to your family as well as a plan of how we will help your family reach these goals through individual therapy sessions, home programs, and strategies.