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  • Feeding - National Speech/Language Therapy Center
    addition to evaluations and individual therapy the Feeding Clinic provides the following services Parent Training Program The parent training program is geared towards families with children who are selective eaters This program focuses on providing education and strategies to parents to use in the home This training allows the parents to identify the reasons for their child s eating habits and make changes that will positively affect the entire family Parent Groups Treating a child teenager that has feeding or swallowing difficulties requires a team approach Parents and caregivers need to be on board in order for the child to meet their nutritional needs and improve their mealtime behaviors Parents often experience a variety of emotions when their child has a feeding disorder including feelings of confusion frustration and concern for the future These groups are a nice way for parents to meet other parents that are experiencing the same emotions and experiences while also providing them the ability to ask direct questions to a speech pathologist Community Outreach Therapy works best when the child is provided with a team approach Educating teachers and additional caregivers is an important piece to the treatment process Seminars and trainings can be conducted at schools daycares and other locations where the child spends their time A feeding specialist is able to ensure all members of the team are able to understand and assist in feeding therapy Trainings can be conducted for small or large groups Meet the Director of the Feeding Clinic April Anderson MA CCC SLP is the lead clinician of the Feeding Clinic In her time at National Speech she has worked with infants and toddlers as well as school aged children with feeding disorders She has worked with children transitioning from feeding tubes with complex medical disorders and with feeding

    Original URL path: http://www.nationalspeech.com/feeding.html (2016-02-01)
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  • National Speech/Language Therapy Center - Fluency/Stuttering - National Speech/Language Therapy Center
    is integrated when appropriate Stuttering Groups The Stuttering Clinic offers several stuttering groups where children teens and adults have the opportunity to learn helpful techniques and practice using them with their peers in a comforting and supportive environment In addition to practicing techniques activities are developed to increase member s knowledge and understanding of stuttering build confidence in their communication skills and address negative feelings and attitudes associated with stuttering School aged Group Ages 8 11 First Thursday of the month at 5 30 6 30 Tween Group Ages 12 14 First Friday of the month at 3 30 4 30 Teen Group Ages 15 18 First Thursday of the month at 3 30 4 30 Adult Group TBA Parent Groups Treating a child teenager that stutters requires a team approach Parents need to be on board in order for the child to reach their highest potential as communicators Parents often experience a variety of emotions surrounding the diagnosis of a fluency disorder including feelings of confusion frustration and concern for the future These groups are a nice way for parents to meet other parents that are experiencing the same emotions and experiences while also providing them the ability to ask direct questions to a speech pathologist Teletherapy Teletherapy is a method of delivering speech services through face to face meetings with licensed speech language pathologists over the internet Through teletherapy the Stuttering Clinic has been able to provide services to families who live in areas where therapy options are limited or to families that are having difficulty with scheduling or transportation for in clinic visits To date the Stuttering Clinic has provided teletherapy within the United States as well as in Singapore Serbia and Saudi Arabia Meet the Director of the Stuttering Clinic Brooke Leiman MA CCC SLP is

    Original URL path: http://www.nationalspeech.com/fluencystuttering.html (2016-02-01)
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  • National Speech/Language Therapy Center - Tutoring - National Speech/Language Therapy Center
    staff of clinicians that are passionate about working with children and adolescents who have reading and learning difficulties 2 To perform formal and informal literacy and cognitive assessments that focus on identifying the specific areas of strengths and weaknesses with regards to reading and learning 3 To create a customized and evidence based plan to increase reading and learning skills 4 To provide an enriching environment for children to develop into confident and effective readers 5 To employ a team approach that includes parents significant others siblings teachers psychologists and or other service providers in the treatment process In addition to evaluations and individual therapy the Reading and Learning Clinic provides the following services Screenings Reading and learning screenings consist of a short 30 minute adapted battery of assessments which are aimed to determine age appropriate reading and learning abilities These screenings can be conducted in the clinic or school setting School based Services The Reading and Learning Clinic provides individualized treatment in the school setting in order to establish functional relationships with client s teachers in addition to freeing up time for more after school activities If you have any questions please call 301 493 0023 National Speech Language

    Original URL path: http://www.nationalspeech.com/reading-and-learning.html (2016-02-01)
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  • National Speech/Language Therapy Center - Group Therapy - National Speech/Language Therapy Center
    1 1 interactions and assist in generalizing th ose same skills to small group interactions with peers 3 To encourage and assist children in developing friendships Social skills Language groups consist of 2 4 children and are provided for the following age groups Pre school aged Group Ages 3 6 Thursdays at 4 30 School aged Group Ages 7 10 TBD Tween Teen Group Ages 11 15 Wednesdays at 5

    Original URL path: http://www.nationalspeech.com/social-skillslanguage-groups.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Occupational Therapy - National Speech/Language Therapy Center
    services to help children of all ages and abilities participate in their homes and communities to the their fullest potential Formal evaluation of fine and gross motor cognitive and sensory development as it relates to functional independence and participation in daily activities Individual weekly intervention at the clinic or home daycare to improve skill areas Education and development of a sensory diet Patient and family education and training National Speech

    Original URL path: http://www.nationalspeech.com/occupational-therapy.html (2016-02-01)
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  • National Speech/Language Therapy Center - Summer Camps - National Speech/Language Therapy Center
    a fun filled journey into the speech and language jungle This classroom uses weekly themes to tame the wild world of words The class is run by a licensed Speech Language Pathologist and supported by qualified assistants with experience working with children Goals include using 1 3 word sentences Following simple directions Strengthening emerging play skills Increasing vocabulary Zooming Zebras Ages 3 6 years old Have fun with our Zooming Zebras as we conquer communication This classroom caters to children with significant communication challenges and those on the Autism Spectrum The class is run by a licensed Speech Language Pathologist and supported by qualified assistants with experience working with children AAC PECS and Sign welcome Goals include Following basic directions Increasing vocabulary Improving play skills Making requests Terrific Tigers Ages 4 6 years old Join our Terrific Tigers for an unforgettable summer adventure This class uses group based activities to build social skills and increase language abilities The group is run by a licensed Speech Language Pathologist and supported by qualified assistants with experience working with children Goals include Expanding sentences Following more complex directions Peer 2 Peer play skills Increasing vocabulary Answering WH questions JumpStart DC Clinic Ages Groups for summer clinic are subject to availability and are for ages 6 9 10 13 and 14 18 Location Location to be announced Clinic will be held in Washington DC Contact Please call 202 470 4185 A four week summer therapy clinic designed for children with challenges in communication social skills behavior and cognitive skills The clinic is led by a speech language pathologist alongside of behavior specialists special educators and behavior technicians An emphasis will be placed on Self help and Life skills Communicating Wants and Needs Interacting with Peers Learning New Vocabulary Participation in Group Activities Camp Clinic

    Original URL path: http://www.nationalspeech.com/summer-camp-clinics.html (2016-02-01)
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  • National Speech/Language Therapy Center - In The Media - National Speech/Language Therapy Center
    Leader Blog Avoidance Reduction Therapy A Success Story By Brooke Leiman The ASHA Leader Blog Initiating and Ending Stuttering Therapy By Robin Hocevar ADVANCE magazine One Size Does Not Fit All by Brooke Leiman ADVANCE magazine ASHA s Practice Portal on Childhood Fluency Disorders Cluttering Distinguishing Cluttering from Stuttering By Brooke Leiman The ASHA Leader Blog Perceived Rate of Speech By Rebecca Mayer Knutsen ADVANCE magazine Feeding Tackling the Tube

    Original URL path: http://www.nationalspeech.com/media.html (2016-02-01)
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  • National Speech/Language Therapy Center - New Clients - National Speech/Language Therapy Center
    the office at the time of your first visit If for any reason you must cancel or reschedule an appointment please call the office within 24 hours prior to the appointment If an appointment is not canceled or rescheduled within 24 hours you will be charged for the session National Speech Forms New Client Packet Medicaid New Client Packet Other Insurance New Client Packet Stuttering Clinic New Client Packet Adult

    Original URL path: http://www.nationalspeech.com/new-clients.html (2016-02-01)
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