The goal of TDLC's speech therapy services is to provide speech-impaired children with the crucial communication skills necessary to meet the demands of their educational, occupational, and social roles.
Our speech therapy specializes in addressing behaviors and other issues that may interfere with the learning process, thus helping maximize therapy benefits for each child. Specifically, our in-depth experience with children with autism puts us in a unique position; we understand how to best provide speech therapy services to individuals with autism and overcome the particular difficulties they may encounter.
Our Speech-Language Pathologists specialize in a wide array of speech disorders and severities. We strive to provide quality and nurturing therapy services tailored to fit each client's needs, despite possible cognitive or behavioral challenges. Our speech therapy team understands the frustration children face when they have difficulties comprehending and producing language. With the incorporation of the latest technology, our therapy is designed to be individualized, fun, and supportive, while increasing communication (both oral and/or written language skills).
We are excited to incorporate the latest technology to help our patients including the use of the revolutionary iPad and a wide variety of language, communication, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) applications in many speech therapy sessions. This is just another reason we enjoy working with our clients and our clients enjoy working with us!
TDLC believes the union of Speech-Language Therapy and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is highly beneficial in promoting continuity and overall success. When our clients receive both treatments, our ABA therapists can work on reducing undesirable behaviors, allowing our Speech-Language Pathologists the opportunity to provide the most effective treatments possible.
Our dedicated Speech Pathology Team is one of our greatest assets! Our Speech-Language Pathologists are certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensed by the state of Texas. They bring a wealth of experience regarding the pediatric population, specifically those with autism. With individualized approaches, they incorporate a variety of therapy materials, techniques, technology, and programs. They love what they do, and it shows!
TDLC encourages and supports the continuous training and education of our Speech-Language Pathologists and Speech-Language Pathology Assistants, allowing them to stay current on the latest treatments in the field of speech pathology, and often exceed continuing education requirements.
Our team has experience addressing most speech and language disorders, including:
The following are some speech-language milestones for early childhood, listed by age. While every child learns to speak at his or her own pace, general milestones can serve as a guide to normal speech and language development as well as help doctors and other health professionals determine when a child might need extra help.