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Treatment Sessions

Our team of therapists is dedicated to providing relationship-based care while helping children reach their full potential.

 

SPEECH THERAPY

Pediatric speech therapy helps children to develop the communication skills they need to function optimally in their environment. Impaired communication can be due to difficulties with receptive/expressive language skills, articulation, or social language skills. Speech is how we say sounds in words, and language is composed of the words we use and how we use them to meet our daily needs and to share ideas. Children may have trouble with speech, language, or both. 

Additionally, speech therapy also treats oral motor concerns, such as chewing and swallowing, as well as auditory processing, attention, cognition,  and social skills. Overall there are a variety of reasons why a child may need speech therapy. If you notice that your child is not on par with their peers or developmental milestones for their age, speech therapy may be indicated for your child. Giving a voice to children is the heart and soul of what we do.

Areas We Often Treat:

 

  • Apraxia of Speech

  • Articulation/Phonological Disorders

  • Early Language Delays

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Oral Placement for Speech Clarity and Feeding

  • Feeding and Swallowing Disorders

  • Executive Functioning 

  • Developmental Delays

  • Down Syndrome

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Central Auditory Processing

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Receptive/Expressive Language Disorders

  • Speech/Language Delays due to Hearing Loss

  • Tongue Thrust

  • Disorders of Reading and Writing

  • Dyslexia (Lindamood-Bell Instruction)

Speech-Language Certifications & Therapy Programs

 

  • DIRFloortime® Provider

  • PROMPT© trained

  • Beckman Oral Motor Program

  • AEIOU Systematic Approach to Pediatric Feeding Trained

  • Natural Language Acquisition Model

  • Learning to Learn Program for Early Intervention

  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech: The K-SLP Methods and Behavioral Strategies To Build Successful Vocal Communication

  • Kaufman Speech Praxis Material®

  • K&K Sign to Talk Program

  • McNeil Dysphagia Therapy Program

  • (ADOS™-2) Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule™, 2nd Edition Clinical Training 

  • Speech Buddies®

  • Talkies® Program for Oral Language Comprehension & Expression

  • Seeing Stars® Program for Reading Fluency & Spelling

  • LiPS® Program for Reading, Spelling, and Speech

  • Visualizing and Verbalizing® Program for Cognitive Development, Comprehension, & Thinking

 

FEEDING THERAPY

Feeding therapy is indicated for any child whose parent conveys any concerns about their child’s eating, drinking, or frustration with the feeding process. A comprehensive feeding evaluation can help determine the underlying causes or contributing factors to your child’s difficulty with feeding, which may include medical, behavioral, environmental, and/or social issues. Feeding treatment can address all of these underlying concerns, either directly, through referral, and/or collaboration with other medical providers. 

 

Throughout the process, your therapist will develop and implement treatment plans for oral feeding that expand taste repertoire and texture acceptance by incorporating strategies for the mealtime environment, seating/positioning, and oral-motor, sensory, and motor deficits. Typically, sessions are scheduled around mealtimes and require caregivers to bring food to sessions. Your therapist will request that caregivers be involved in learning intervention strategies so ensure they are performed correctly outside of therapy. 

 

The earliest intervention possible can alleviate a child’s difficulties with feeding, preventing the exacerbation or problems that often occur over time without support. Let us help your child thrive by inquiring about feeding therapy for your child.

Areas We Often Treat:

 

  • Picky Eaters

  • Food Aversions

  • Swallowing Disorders

  • Sensory Processing

  • Oral Motor Skills

  • Food Orientation

  • Transitioning From Bottle or Purees to Textured Foods

  • Developing Chewing Skills

  • Improving Your Child’s Overall Mealtime Experience

Specializations & Certifications of our Feeding Team

 

  • AEIOU Systematic Approach to Pediatric Feeding

  • Beckman Oral Motor

  • McNeil Dysphagia Therapy Program

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

A pediatric occupational therapist (OT) works on cognitive, physical, and motor skills as well as sensory regulation and school readiness to help children develop fundamental skills to thrive in their occupations of living, learning, and playing. OT can be very beneficial for children who might be struggling with everyday fine and gross motor tasks like using a toothbrush, dressing themselves, catching a ball, and organizing a backpack. It can also help children who struggle with self-regulation, attention, and sensory processing learn techniques and strategies to navigate everyday life. There are many skills occupational therapy targets, including, but not limited to: attention, school readiness, sensory processing, gross motor, fine motor, emotional regulation, self-help, picky eating, motor planning, handwriting, play skills, and social engagement.

Areas We Often Treat:

 

  • Sensory Processing Disorder

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Proprioceptive Sense

  • Interoceptive Sense

  • Social Skills

  • Play Skills

  • Self-Help Skills

  • Motor Planning

  • Gross motor difficulties

  • Fine motor difficulties

  • Hand Writing

  • Visual Perceptual Skills

  • Visual Motor Skills

  • Executive Functioning

  • Reflex Integration

  • Restrictive Eating

Specializations & Certifications of our Occupational Therapy Team

 

  • DIRFloortime® Provider

  • AEIOU Systematic Approach to Pediatric Feeding

  • Pediatric Massage

  • Therapeutic Listening 

  • Children’s Yoga Teacher 

  • Feeding Specialist 

  • Handwriting Without Tears 

  • Pediatric Total Motion Release (TMR Tots) - Level 1 & Level 2 

  • Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist, CPMT

 

PHYSICAL THERAPY

A pediatric physical therapist (PT) works on motor skills that are used everyday throughout our lives. They help us move and do everything from playing sports to typing on a keyboard. Motor skills and motor control begin developing after birth, and will progress as children grow. Having good motor control also helps children explore the world around them, which can help with many other areas of development. Mastering motor skills are important for children’s growth and development and promote their ability to move and complete tasks independently, explore the world around them, which promotes cognitive, speech, and sensory development, give them confidence and independence, which promotes skills such as executive function, and to help prevent early motor delays and conditions that can interrupt development. Some symptoms that may interrupt motor development include, but are not limited to: toe-walking, floppy or loose trunk and limbs, falling often or having trouble lifting their head, and/or w-sitting.

Areas We Often Treat:

 

  • Gross Motor Skills (such as hopping, jumping, skipping)

  • Delays in Developmental Milestones 

  • Strength Deficits

  • Range of Motion Restrictions

  • Balance Impairments

  • Coordination Difficulties

  • Motor Planning Difficulties

  • Gait Pattern Abnormalities (such as toe walking)

  • Endurance 

  • Torticollis

  • Abnormal Tone

 

TUTORING

School-Readiness skills are most commonly determined when a child is mentally and socially ready to start kindergarten. Readiness skills are also valuable beyond the kindergarten classroom because they prepare students for future academic coursework and increasingly complex social relationships. Without sufficient mastery of readiness skills, children often struggle to keep up with their classwork and have difficulty engaging in healthy, productive play with classmates. More Than Speech offers programs that can assist with your child’s school readiness to help them better prepare for the preschool or kindergarten curriculum. 

  • Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum 

  • Social Skills Instruction

  • Talkies® Program for Oral Language Comprehension & Expression

  • LiPS® Program for Reading, Spelling, and Speech

Contact us to inquire about helping your child prepare for school.

Contact Us For An Initial Evaluation

407-637-2277 | info@morethanspeechfl.com

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We provide a comprehensive evaluation for a variety of speech, language, and occupational needs.  Please review our list of evaluation types and contact us.