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Speech & Language Therapy

About Speech & Language Therapy

This service is provided by a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) and Speech-Language Pathologist Assistants (SLPA).  It includes evaluation and treatment.  Assessments are administered to measure the child’s speech and language skills. Assessments may include a formal standardized tests or an informal assessment of communication skills along with a comprehensive parent interview and developmental history. Observation of social interactions and play will also contribute to establishing goals. Based on the results of the assessment, goals will be selected, and implemented during individual speech therapy sessions. Sessions are typically scheduled for one hour/one time per week. Parent involvement in each session is encouraged as much of the session will include dialogue of specific therapy techniques and a suggested plan for at-home practice.

 

Who Receives Speech & Language Therapy

This service helps children of any age experiencing one or more of the following challenges:

  • Delays in receptive and expressive language
  • Apraxia/Oral motor planning deficits
  • Articulation errors
  • A need for augmentative/alternative communication
  • Theory of mind or social perception difficulties

 

AZA United's Approach

AZA United believes in a family-centered approach to service where parents and professionals work together to develop effective plans to help their children.  Our SLPs and SLPAs are specifically trained to understand the unique characteristics of the autism diagnosis.  Speech therapists are skilled in using motivational strategies and deliver positive reinforcement to strengthen target skills.  AZA United believes in working within a transdisciplinary service model and encourages collaboration between providers.

 

Funding Options

The following options are available to pay for Speech & Language Therapy:

  • DDD/ALTCS
  • Private insurance
  • Out-of-pocket payment
  • Empowerment Scholarship Account funds

For more information on how to access funding for services, click here.

 

Getting Started

To receive speech therapy for your child, you must first complete our availability survey - click here.

For more information, please contact us.

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