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Communication Services in Alpharetta and Johns Creek

As speech language pathologists we evaluate and treat speech, language and social communication impairments associated with the following delays and disorders:

  • Articulation Disorders
  • Phonological Processing
  • Apraxia
  • Motor Sequencing Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Aspergers Syndrome
  • Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Nonverbal Learning Disorder
  • Receptive and/or Expressive
    Language Disorders
  • Pragmatic Language Disorders
  • Social Cognition Disorder
  • ADD, ADHD and LD
  • Reading Disorders

Driving communication development with purposeful play and learning

As communication specialists, we coach both the parent, a child’s most important speech and language model, and the child. For most children, communication develops when purposeful parents and caregivers create meaningful interactions for a child’s speech and language exploration in daily life.

When communication development is delayed, it is essential for adult guides to create positive daily interactions in real world activities where children can test and try their emerging skills. This is especially critical for children on the autism spectrum. To encourage growth in children with speech and language disorders or autism spectrum disorders, our speech language pathologists teach parents the “what, when, where, and how” of communication so what is learned in the child’s therapy can be used every day with the family.

Communication skills grow when therapists and family work together

In the same way a plant needs water, sunlight and rich soil to grow tall and strong, a child needs opportunities to practice and explore new communication skills with supportive guides in a multitude of real world settings. Our experienced speech language pathologists help parents with special needs children learn how to model, guide and encourage the communication skills that their child is acquiring in therapy. A child’s success in communicating in a variety of safe environments gives them confidence that will carryover in other aspects of the child’s life, regardless of the impact of deficits caused by disorders such as apraxia, autism or Asperger’s syndrome.

Communication grows in developmental steps

As experienced speech language professionals, we evaluate and guide parents through the necessary developmental steps for their child. We work with parents to determine the pace that is needed for each child to progress to the next step in the developmental pathway.

Positive experiences for children build competence and resilience and a willingness to try new things. Knowing the developmental steps and setting the correct pace in achieving these milestones, means our speech language therapists are uniquely qualified to help children with ASD or speech, language and social communication impairments. As we help children, families have positive communication experiences.