Leah offers a variety of speech services throughout Bergen County, including:
Leah uses a variety of assessment tools to accurately diagnose the presence of a speech or language deficit. Evaluations use a combination of background information, standardized testing, parent interviews, and informal observation. Assessments are typically conducted within the child’s home. A comprehensive report will then be written, which includes an in-depth write up and analysis of standardized testing and a discussion of findings. It will also include recommendations such as if therapy is warranted as well as frequency, length, and duration of treatment sessions.
Consultations assist in gathering pertinent information regarding the child which includes background history and any prior assessments or evaluations that were completed. A consultation is usually completed when the child has already been diagnosed with a speech or language delay/deficit and treatment is necessary. The consultation serves to establish treatment goals and determine the best treatment approach to meet the child’s needs. Consultations also include collaboration with teachers within the child’s school environment to provide strategies that assist in meeting speech/language goals.
Leah provides up-to-date and dynamic speech and language therapy in the comfort of your own home! A multidimensional and multisensory approach is used to assist in building speech and language skills through various techniques and programs, as well as collaborating with parents, siblings, teachers, and other therapists. Therapy sessions are typically 60 minutes in length. This includes 45 minutes of direct speech therapy services as well as 15 minutes to take notes, update the parents on progress, and discuss activities to assist in carry-over throughout the week. Speech sessions are provided on an individual basis to ensure the highest quality and most individualized treatment plan for each and every child.
Leah has experience diagnosing, assessing, remediating, and treating:
- Articulation Disorders
- Phonological Disorders
- Clarity of Speech
- Expressive Language Delays/Disorders
- Receptive Language Delays/Disorders
- Oral Motor Delays
- Processing Difficulties
- Feeding and Swallowing Disorders
- Apraxia of Speech
- Phonemic Awareness/Literacy Skills
- Language Delay (“Late talkers”)
- Auditory Processing Disorders
- Organization of Language
- Fluency Disorders (Stuttering)
- Voice Disorders
- Pragmatic Language (Social Language)
- Learning Disabilities
While Leah does not accept insurance directly, a detailed billing invoice, including ICD-10 and CPT codes, will be given to each family monthly to submit for reimbursement.