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SIGNS FOR TREATMENT

SIGNS FOR TREATMENT

If you or someone you know is experiencing difficulties, or has problems with attentionmemory,

organizing thoughtfinding words, or forming words into sentences, consider contacting us for an evaluation.

A child with a learning disability will have problems in some but not all academic skill areas.

The learning disability may be reflected in the child’s oral expression, listening comprehension, mathematics calculation, or mathematics reasoning.

A child cannot learn to read and write fluently if the native language has not been learned adequately.

There are few academic subjects a child can learn without reading and understanding or tests that can be passed without writing or expressing knowledge by using language.

Speech-language pathologists, in cooperation with other specialists in the school system, deal with students for whom language and communication are the major problems.​ 

You should involve a speech-language pathologist if your child has the following difficulties, regardless of the particular subject:

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Comprehension

Comprehension

Grammar hard to understand; take too long to process information. Unable to follow a conversation/directions welll; can’t remember what people tell them.

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Expression

Expression

Trouble thinking of the right word; problems forming a full sentence; problems expressing a complete idea; constantly reformulating sentences; Problems organizing their thoughts.

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Reading

Reading

Take too long to read information; can’t “read between the lines;” unable to make sense of book; difficulty understanding test questions; difficulty sounding out words

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Writing

Writing

Poor use of grammar words/spelling; problems linking ideas in paragraphs; paragraphs go off on tangents; vague references; unable to write logical essays.

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Articulation

Articulation

Difficulty producing sounds. Trouble sounding out site words. Mispronouncing letters and substituting one sound for another.

EARLY CHILDHOOD

EARLY CHILDHOOD

We can provide a variety of professional services geared toward helping children develop effective communication skills.

Our services include:

Aiding children with articulation and phonological disorders, stuttering, enhance-language fundamentals and concepts that are essential for early childhood development. 

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ADOLESCENT & TEENAGERS

ADOLESCENT & TEENAGERS

An indication of learning difficulties in adolescents would be poor grades or standardized test scores. If a child is failing significantly in math, English, writing or language skills, there could be a language deficit.

Academic testing will reveal the child’s function on an age-equivalent level. Any discrepancies will reveal possible weaknesses in the child’s ability to comprehend and utilize functional language skills.

Verbal Expressions we can test your child for any language deficits and prescribe effective therapy. 

ADULT

ADULT

​There can be many forms of language deficits and reasons for adults. At Verbal Expressions, Inc. we treat stroke and accident victims, language barriers and the effects of degenerative diseases. 

Speech therapy is often recommended for stroke survivors who have a communication disorder known as aphasia, which refers to difficulty producing or processing language.

Speech therapy is also recommended for adults with swallowing problems due to stroke. Speech therapists can improve swallowing function to ensure optimal nutritional intake.

People who have had speech therapy from a speech-language pathologist report a greater degree of success than other alternative treatments, such as medication and assistive devices.

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