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Summer Speech Intensives
Our Summer Speech Intensives are back again! The Summer Speech Intensive is a form of intense, frequent, and short bursts of therapy delivered in consecutive daily sessions. These are designed to be highly intensive bursts of therapy.
Summer Speech Intensives include 4 sessions per week, delivered in 25 minute sessions Monday through Thursday. The intensives are provided by a skilled Speech-Language Pathologist that will implement a personalized and relevant treatment plan with accompanying home programming.
Summer Speech Intensives will be offered for the following weeks:
Cost will be $225 per weekly intensive with the option to enroll in 1 or 2 weeks.
How to Know if Your Child Needs a Speech Evaluation
Your child may benefit from a Speech Sound Evaluation if any of the following issues apply:
Feeling frustrated because they cannot communicate their wants and needs
Difficulty being understood when communicating
Falling behind in school
Speech sound errors are impacting their reading, writing, and/or spelling skills
Our Speech Sound Evaluation Process
We will begin by evaluating your child's communication skills to determine the type, nature, and severity of any delay or disorder that may be present. Our process includes:
A parent interview
Formal standardized assessment
Collecting information while using spontaneous and natural speech
Rapport building to establish a therapeutic relationship
Education about developmental speech milestones
Following the evaluation, we will work with your family to design a therapy plan. All new clients are required to participate in an evaluation unless they can provide a recent evaluation report from within the past 12 months.
What We Treat
Late Talkers • Language Delays • Early Intervention
Articulation Disorders • Phonological Disorders • Motor Speech Disorders
Expressive & Receptive Language Disorders • Play & Social Communication Delays
Our Approach to Speech Therapy
West Valley's approach to speech therapy is 3-pronged:
We believe in the power of play
We are relationship-centered
We focus on your whole family
Children learn best when they are safe, supported, and motivated to try new, hard things. We take the time to build rapport with our clients by getting to know their interests and incorporating play into our sessions. Plus, we get parents involved throughout the therapy process to make sure that we are all working toward a common goal.
How We Can Help Your Child Communicate & Connect
Therapy sessions at West Valley Speech Therapy are fun, creative, and powerfully effective! We support your child's speech, language, and social development by building upon the foundation of three essential developmental skills: turn taking, joint attention, and the concept of cause and effect. Our goal is to improve your child's ability to interact with others, understand words and routines, express their thoughts and feelings, develop all age-appropriate speech sounds, and communicate with confidence!
We use evidence-based therapy approaches and integrate proven methods learned from It Takes Two To Talk®, Learn with Less®, and a variety of Simon Says Orofacial Myology Treatment programs: Tongue Tips, Tiny Tongue Tips, and Thumps Up!
Speech Delays & Disorders
Speech therapy will help your child:
Increase overall speech intelligibility
Use correct tongue, lip, and jaw placement and movement for speech production
Produce age-appropriate sounds correctly and use them in words and sentences
Gain awareness and skills to self-correct sound errors
Build the confidence to communicate and connect!
Language Delays & Disorders
Language therapy will help your child:
Use and understand new words
Form longer sentences
Apply the rules of grammar
Communicate wants, needs, thoughts, opinions, and feelings
Ask and answer questions
Comprehend linguistic concepts
Interact more confidently with peers and adults
Experience academic success in tasks that involve listening, speaking, reading, and writing
Therapy for our youngest clients will help:
Improve play skills and increase meaningful interaction with others
Increase engagement in routines
Understand spoken words
Express their wants, needs, and intentions
Develop skills for speaking
Decreasing frustration and build confidence and motivation to communicate