Speech and Language

Program Director: Jennifer Martin, MA, CCC-SLP

laurelsAbout Our Program

As a part of the Department of Rehabilitative Medicine, speech and language therapy is designed to treat speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders in individuals up to age 18 and includes early intervention. Our speech and language therapists function as part of an interdisciplinary team, coordinating findings and recommendations with other professionals. The program also offers treatment focused on helping children and their parents learn strategies for improving functional communication and oral motor or feeding/swallowing skills. Treatment sessions may be offered jointly with other departments, as appropriate.

We offer specialized services that are not often found together in other clinics that include:

  • PROMPT therapy
  • Oral-motor therapy
  • Articulation therapy
  • Language therapy
  • Fluency therapy
  • PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)
  • Sign language
  • Development and training in augmentative & alternative communication systems
  • Early intervention

speech and language for child therapy supported at our special needs private schoolDiagnoses Served

  • Apraxia
  • Articulation disorder
  • Asperger’s syndrome
  • Attention deficit disorders
  • Audiological (hearing) disorders
  • Autism
  • Behavior disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Communication delay or disorder
  • Dysarthria (neuromotor speech disorder)
  • Dysphagia (swallowing disorder)
  • Emotional or psychiatric disorder
  • Fluency disorder (stuttering)
  • Hearing impairment and deafness
  • Language (receptive and expressive)
  • Learning disability
  • Neurological disorder
  • Oral motor disorder
  • Phonological disorder
  • Pragmatic language disorder
  • Speech delay or disorder
  • Swallowing disorder
  • Traumatic brain disorder
  • Voice disorder

Evaluation

During an evaluation, a background history form will be provided to obtain pertinent information regarding the development of your child. Typically, evaluations last an hour to an hour and a half depending on your child’s performance. You may accompany your child to the therapy room to discuss areas of concern. A complete assessment is completed and any questions or concerns can be addressed. During the evaluation, areas of concern will be noted and targeted for treatment. A therapy plan will be completed and provided at a later date along with recommendations for treatment. Sessions are 30 or 45 minutes in length. The duration of therapy can last weeks to years depending on the severity of the disorder.

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Address: 6867 Southpoint Drive North, Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone: 904.619.6071 | Fax: 904.212.0309 | Email: info@keystonebehavioral.com
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