Speech and Language Therapy

At mOST, our Speech Language Pathologists work on the following skills:

Receptive Language Skills – how words and gestures are understood

Expressive Language Skills – the ability to express our wants and needs

Pragmatic Language skills – using language appropriately in social situations to engage with adults, siblings and peers

Articulation – how sounds are formed and sequenced to create words

Oral Motor Skills – strength, stability, placement, and range of motion of the oral musculature (jaw, lips, and tongue) to produce sounds

Feeding Skills – learning eating patterns that create healthy speech patterns

Augmentative Alternative Communication – using Sign Language, PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System), and/or other high to low technology devices to facilitate communication

Fluency – learning breath and speech patterns to sustain appropriate rate, tone, and fluent speech

Caregiver Education/Training – teaching strategies to promote carryover of skills in the natural everyday environment