All speech and language services are rendered by Georgia Licensed Speech Language Pathologists. Services include but are not limited to:
- Pediatric Speech/Language Screenings
- Comprehensive Speech and Language Assessment complete with Diagnostic Report. Areas addressed may include: articulation, phonology, language, fluency (stuttering), swallowing and other communication areas of concern.
- Individual speech therapy to address disorders related to Articulation/Phonology, Autism, Apraxia, Receptive/Expressive Language, Aspergers , Stuttering, Oral-Motor Functioning and Swallowing.
- Onsite Speech/Language services for daycares and head start sites
- Small group language programs for preschoolers
- Response to Intervention Documentation
- Summer Speech Camps
- Spanish Translations for Spanish Speaking Families
- In-Service Training for State Mandated continuing education hours for Daycare Providers and Head Start professionals.
Speech-language therapy is the treatment for most kids with speech and/or language disorders. For preschool aged children, speech therapy centered around play is popular. This type therapy uses structured play to help children achieve long term goals. At Communication Dynamics, therapy is child centered and family friendly. Speech is FUN!!
Speech disorders include the following problems, according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA):
- Articulation disorders include difficulties producing sounds in syllables or saying words incorrectly to the point that other people can’t understand what’s being said.
- Fluency disorders include problems such as stuttering, the condition in which the flow of speech is interrupted by abnormal stoppages, repetitions (st-st-stuttering), or prolonging sounds and syllables (ssssstuttering).
- Resonance or voice disorders include problems with the pitch, volume, or quality of the voice that distract listeners from what’s being said. These types of disorders may also cause pain or discomfort for the child when speaking.
- Dysphagia/oral feeding disorders, including difficulties with eating and swallowing.
- Language disorders can be either receptive or expressive:
- Receptive disorders refer to difficulties understanding or processing language.
- Expressive disorders include difficulty putting words together, limited vocabulary, or inability to use language in a socially appropriate way.