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We have specialists in the following areas...

Child Eating from Bowl

Feeding/Swallowing:

If there is difficulty swallowing food or liquids, you may be suffering from a term known as Dysphagia. If you suspect your child might have Pediatric Dysphagia you'll want to schedule a feeding/swallowing evaluation from a qualified Speech Language Pathologist. Adults can suffer with this condition post stroke or neurological impairment.  We can help!

Cute Toddler

Myofunctional Disorders:

An orofacial myofunctional disorder (OMD) is when there is an abnormal lip, jaw, or tongue position during rest, swallowing or speech. You may also see this when there are prolonged oral habits, like thumb or finger sucking.  This can persist into adulthood, and we can help remediate no matter how old.

Receptive and Expressive Language:

Expressive language is important, because it enables a person to be able to express their wants and needs, thoughts and ideas, point of view, develop their use of language in writing, and engage in successful interactions with others.

Kids in Preschool
Pinwheel Kids

Developmental Delay:

A developmental delay refers to a person who has not gained the developmental skills expected of him or her, compared to others of the same cognitive or chronological age. Delays may lie in the areas of motor function, speech and language, cognitive, play, and/or social skills.

Curious Child

Pragmatic (Social Communication):

 Characterized by a persistent difficulty with verbal and nonverbal communication that may, or may not, be explained by low cognitive ability. Symptoms include difficulty in the acquisition and use of spoken language as well as problems with inappropriate responses in conversation. We work with older teens and adults as well, to address pragmatic disorder. 

Smiling Girl with Book

Tongue Thrust:

Tongue thrust (also called reverse swallow or lisp) is the common name of an oral myofunctional disorder.  It is a dysfunctional muscle pattern in which the tongue protrudes anteriorly or laterally during swallowing, during speech, and/or while the tongue is at rest.

Phonological Skills:

A broad skill that includes identifying and manipulating units of oral language – parts such as words, syllables, onsets and rhyming.  Strong phonological skills are crucial for reading, writing, and literacy development.

Boy Writing on a Blackboard

 

Motor Speech and BECKMAN Oral Motor:

 

The Beckman Oral Motor Protocol is an intervention that utilizes assisted movement and stretch reflexes to activate muscle contraction, build strength and improve range of motion in the lips, jaw, tongue and soft palate.

Ms. Toth has trained under D. Beckman and has also assisted fellow clinicians in their training.

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Children Singing in a Choir

Voice and Fluency:

Voice consists of pitch, volume, and rate of speech used when speaking. Fluency consists of the flow of speech, also referred to as Stuttering/Stuttering Disorder/Fluency Disorder/Cluttering.

Autism Therapy

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD):

Developmental Disability that can cause a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges. Ms. Toth is a specialist in the field of ASD.

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