At Foundation Speech Therapy, our services are focused on helping children, teens, and adults with communication, speech sound, language or swallowing disorders.
We offer no-cost, no-obligation screening which can help determine if you or your child can benefit from our therapy services. If your child’s teacher or childcare provider has mentioned concerns, this is a great way for you to get a better understanding of any potential problems your child may be facing. You also might have already inquired with your primary care physician or doctor about speech and language therapy for yourself or your child. If your doctor didn’t recommend that you see a certified speech language pathologist, but you still feel that it may be needed, our screenings can help. If our screening indicates a need, we can write a recommendation that you can take back to your doctor.
Before your visit, you’ll provide us with a description of your concerns for us to review. Screenings take about 15 minutes, where we look for warning signs that indicate a more in-depth speech and language evaluation is needed. Please contact us today to ask if a screening is right for you or your child.
Once you’ve received a prescription from your doctor for treatment, Foundation Speech Therapy can schedule a comprehensive evaluation/treatment for you or your child. Our evaluations last approximately one hour, but we ask that you prepare to be with us between 60-90 minutes. Before you arrive, please complete the New Client Intake Application. We’ll review the case history, and during you/your child’s visit, we will get further insights through observation, testing, and the consultation interview.
After your evaluation visit, we will produce a report that will be written based on score testing, review of notes and observation details. Our report includes a summary of the client’s conditions, goals that help with the targeted area(s) of concern, and the plan for treatment.
During the first treatment session, we’ll review your evaluation to help you understand how therapy sessions will be handled. Therapy interventions are individualized to meet each clients needs. The evaluation results drive the goals that are targeted during therapy sessions. A variety of factors are used to determine the length of the therapy session and the goals that are being addressed. Your therapist will go over this with you. Home therapy programs are determined on an individualized basis but are encouraged to help with mastery and generalization of learned skills.
Parents or caregivers are always welcome in the therapy sessions. We do ask that you not bring cell phones or other children into the session to help minimize distractions during therapy.