The human brain DEVELOPS most rapidly during the childhood years. That’s why detecting and treating speech and language disorders EARLY is critical. A child who receives the necessary speech and language skills while they are young has the greatest chance of SUCCESSFUL learning for the rest of their lives!
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive communication, and swallowing disorders in children.
Does your child present with DIFFICULTIES in any of the following areas?
Difficulty producing specific sounds, often involves substitution of one sound for another; speech that is slurred or incomprehensible
EXPRESSIVE / RECEPTIVE LANGUAGE
Difficulty sharing thoughts in a way that makes sense and is grammatically accurate/understanding the meaning of what others say or what is read
Trouble with the social use of verbal and nonverbal communication, talking in different ways to suit the listener and setting, following rules for conversation to develop and maintain meaningful friendships and relationships
FLUENCY / STUTTERING
Interruptions in flow of speech, including repetitions or prolongations of sounds, syllables or words
Speech that is too high, low, or monotonous in pitch; too loud or too soft, harsh, hoarse, breathy, or nasal
Trouble chewing and swallowing, including saliva; food aversions; tongue thrust
The AXIS GROUP
is comprised of exceptional therapists from around the country who share these core characteristics:
Sitting in a session with a dull therapist is just that…dull. Every AXIS teletherapist is empathetic, engaging, and enthusiastic. That’s why AXIS clients keep asking “When’s my next session?!”
Our waiting room is virtual, but we don’t have a wait time. Reliability, punctuality, and honesty are all key components of an AXIS teletherapist. Our therapists show respect for all races, ethnicities, and genders.
You don’t want your child to be the guinea pig. Our therapists maintain all required state and educational licenses and carry at least 2 years experience working with individuals in their field of practice.
BE IN THE KNOW Is my child’s speech and language up to par?
Uses gestures and vocalizations to request, refuse, comment
Understands 3-50 words
First words for names of familiar people and objects
Jargon babble with intonation
Average vocabulary of 50 words
Average vocabulary of 200 words
Two-word utterances emerge ex: “Mommy shoe”
Speech is 50% intelligible
Use of -ing for present tense emerges and no, not, can’t, don’t to show negation
Understands and uses question words what, who, where
Talks about absent objects
Uses and understands why questions
Uses and understands basic spatial terms in,on, under, etc.
Present tense can, will
Speech is 75% intelligible
Ability to rhyme emerges
“Can you, would you?” requests
Understands basic kinship
Irregular past tense acquired
Use of phonological processes to simplify speech such as stopping (tun for sun) and cluster reduction (boo for blue). The use of syllable deletion (nana for banana) or final consonant deletion (ca for cat) is less common.
Can report on past events, predict and maintain interactions
Uses and understands when and how questions
Understands basic shapes
Use of conjunctions and, because to join sentences
Understands and uses size vocabulary big, small
Cluster reduction decreases
Knowledge of letter names and sounds emerge
Knowledge of numbers and counting emerges
Use of conjunctions when, so, if
Regular past tense -ed
Speech is 100% intelligible
Use of simplification processes stops, errors on /s/ /r/ /l/ and /th/may persist.
AXIS Teletherapy. Where you need it, when you need it.