Speech • Voice • Language • Social Skills • AAC

  • Articulation Disorders • Phonological Disorders

  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech

  • Fluency/Stuttering

  • Voice & Resonance Disorders

  • Expressive & Receptive Language Disorders

  • Social Communication Disorders

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication

 

The Therapy SPOT specializes in providing evidence-based therapy services for children ages birth to 18 years in our Statesboro, GA clinic. Our team takes a family-centered and collaborative approach to therapy, inviting parents to participate in or observe our therapy sessions whenever possible. As we know children learn best when they are having fun, our therapists dedicate time to planning activities based on your child's preferences so they look forward to therapy!

Articulation Disorders • Phonological Disorders • Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Fluency/Stuttering • Voice & Resonance Disorders

Expressive & Receptive Language Disorders •  Social Communication Disorders

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

 

Evaluations

Evaluations are the first step in determining how we can help your child.  Our licensed speech-language pathologists assess a child's skills in all areas of concern using a combination of:

  • Parent interview about your child's developmental, medical, and academic history

  • Observation of your child

  • Speech-language sample

  • Therapist-child interactions

  • Standardized assessments to understand your child's skills in relation to the typical development of same-age peers

 

Following the evaluation, we will discuss the results and recommendations. If therapy is recommended, we collaborate with parents to develop a plan of treatment and goals. 

Therapy

At The Therapy SPOT, we are committed to using evidence-based approaches to deliver individualized therapy to help your child reach his/her full potential. Our team continuously participates in continuing education and has also pursued advanced training and/or certification in the following treatment approaches. 

Childhood Apraxia of Speech:

  • PROMPT

  • Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC)

  • Kaufman​ Speech to Language Protocol

​Autism Spectrum Disorder:

  • DIR Floortime training

  • Hanen More Than Words®

  • The Social Thinking Methodology​

  • ASD from the Inside Out

Augmentative & Alternative Communication:

  • LAMP Words for Life

  • Tobii Dynanavox Snap™ Core First®​

  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

Other Specialized Training:

  • Beckman Oral Motor Protocol

  • Talk Tools

  • Laura Mize-Teach Me To Talk

  • TOTS: Tethered Oral Tissue Specialty Training

Below are some signs of a communication or social skills delay or disorder. If you have concerns about your child's development, give us a call. We are here to answer your questions and help you determine if an evaluation is recommended. Contact us today!

 

Signs of a Speech Delay or Disorder

  • Frustration at not being understood

  • Speech that is hard to understand

  • Difficulty saying certain sounds

  • A limited repertoire of sounds

  • Disfluent speech/stuttering

  • Inconsistent errors when producing speech sounds

  • Difficulty coordinating the movements for speech

  • Abnormal rhythm or rate of speech

Signs of a Language Delay or Disorder

  • Limited words or vocabulary

  • Preference for non-verbal communication

  • Speaking in single words or short phrases

  • Difficulty following directions

  • Trouble asking/answering questions

  • Pronoun errors

  • Incorrect or inconsistent grammar 

  • Using vague, non-descriptive language 

Signs of a Social Skills

Delay or Disorder

  • Difficulty with or lack of interest in peer interactions

  • Challenges regulating emotions

  • Limited or repetitive play

  • Trouble engaging in back-and-forth play or conversation

  • Difficulty understanding non-verbal communication

  • Challenges related to ADHD or Austism

Signs of a Voice or Resonance Disorder

  • A hoarse or raspy voice

  • Volume that is too loud or too soft

  • The recent loss of voice (such as after an upper respiratory infection) that has not resolved

  • A voice that sounds like the child has a clogged nose (in the absence of congestion)

  • Difficulty speaking loudly

  • Feeling out of breath while speaking​