Speech Therapy

Children receive speech-language therapy to learn to better communicate their wants and needs and to achieve their individually designed goals. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work on articulation skills, language development, and oral motor/feeding challenges.

 Capernaum's SLPs treat children with the following diagnoses and more:
  • Accent Modification
  • Articulation Disorders
  • Auditory Processing Disorders (APD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Asperger’s and PDD-NOS
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Developmental Delays (DD)
  • Down Syndrome (DS)
  • Feeding and Swallowing Disorders
  • Fluency Disorders (Stuttering)
  • Oral Motor Disorders
  • Phonological Disorders
  • Pragmatic Disorders (Social Skills)
  • Receptive/ Expressive Language Delays
  • Voice and Resonance Disorders
  • And Many Others!
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Capernaum's speech-language pathologists encourage the development of communication skills in a wide variety of play-based activities. Specialized treatment techniques may include, but are not limited to:
  • Augmentative and Assistive Communication (AAC)
  • Home Program Development
  • Social Skills Training
  • “S.O.S.” and other Feeding Approaches
  • Swallowing and other Oral-Motor Interventions
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Voice, Fluency, and Resonance Therapy

Participation in Capernaum's "Friendship Club" social skills groups and "Fun with Food" groups allows children to generalize skills learned in therapy, make friends, and gain confidence. For more information, see Specialized Programs.