Speech therapy helps many children overcome speech and language issues and maximize their potential.
Many people recover from speech and language issues and don’t have long-lasting effects.
What to Expect
Seeing your child struggle or fall behind in their development can be concerning and create uncertainty. Will my child ever be able to easily express themselves and connect with others? Will their speech get in the way of future opportunities?
Because you’re here, it’s clear that you want the absolute best for your child and you’re taking steps to best support him or her. We hope it brings you comfort knowing that many people recover from speech and language issues and don’t have long-lasting effects.
What Parents Are Saying
“Our daughter’s therapist has such a warm way of relating to my daughter and making her therapy feel like she is having a play date with a fun grown-up! In our initial weeks of sessions, our daughter has made encouraging progress and feels proud of herself. Speech therapy had felt a little intimidating until we got to this point, and we are so glad we went with Synapse!”
Getting Started with Synapse
A Dedicated Speech Therapist
The relationship between the therapist and child is what makes our practice so special. We take time to match your child with a therapist who fits their specific needs. It brings us joy when we see that children run up to their Synapse therapist at preschool and are excited to spend time together.
Evaluation - Does Your Child Need Therapy?
You and your child will get to know your dedicated therapist in your home environment. The Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) will evaluate your child’s communication using a combination of standardized measures, a caregiver interview, and observations. Then, the SLP will determine whether your child qualifies for private therapy services. Typically, treatment can begin within 1-2 weeks from the date of the evaluation.
Plan of Care
Along with your child’s dedicated SLP, you will develop short and long term goals for your child’s communication. The plan of care consists of goals and the recommended frequency of services and serves as the foundation of measuring progress. Most children are in therapy for 6 months or more, while some may finish in 4 to 8 sessions.
Receiving Personalized Care
Convenient Weekly Visits
Your child will meet with their dedicated Speech Language Pathologist once or twice per week for 30-minutes or 50-minutes. We travel to your child—whether that’s at your home or at their school. Beyond convenience, there is research to support therapy in natural environments as skills taught in these settings generalize faster and transfer more easily to other environments. We are proud of the convenience we provide families, as well as the effectiveness of the in-home service model.
Evidence-Based Learning that's Fun and Effective
An evidence-based practice means we follow the guidelines set forth by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). ASHA shares what strategies we know work and what strategies don’t. Our team of SLPs are regularly leveraging evidence-based strategies embedded in activities that keep the content engaging and fun—for the children and for themselves! Sensory bins, crafts, scavenger hunts. You may think they are just playing, but that’s because children learn best through play. Their little brains hold onto the information more because it’s been made meaningful to them.
Home Practice Resources for Parents
Education for parents and home practice activities are more than available if you are interested in them. We can train anybody who plays a vital role in your child’s life to support them. It is satisfying for us to see parents involved and empowered in their child’s growth process.
We find deep fulfillment in watching children flourish and achieve the goals set out in the Plan of Care. We continually reaffirm progress with children and build their confidence. “I know this word feels really hard, but remember when this other word used to be really hard, too, and now you can say it?” Our SLPs focus on creating lasting progress for your child to better communicate and connect.
Speech Therapy for Toddlers, Preschoolers, and School-Aged Children
We build better communication skills through assessment and one-on-one speech therapy at your home or child’s school.