Speech- Language Pathologists  (SLPs) are specially trained in evaluating and treating communication and feeding/swallowing disorders across the lifespan.  Communication and feeding/swallowing abilities may be impacted by disorders such as autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, or development delay.  SLP's at Tender Touch Therapy provide services in a variety of areas in order to maximize opportunities for growth by providing a unique therapy program to meet the needs of the child.
       
The most common areas that our SLPs provide evaluation, consultation, and intervention include:
 - Speech Sound Disorders (Articulation, Phonology)
 - Motor Speech Disorders (Apraxia, Dysarthria)
 - Stuttering
 - Voice Disorders
 - Language Delays
 - Expressive and Receptive Communication
 - Augmentative and Alternative Communication
 - Social Communication
 - Auditory/Language Processing
 - Executive Function Skills
 - Sensory Feeding
 - Swallowing             
SLPs at Tender Touch use a variety of evidenced- based approaches providing services, based on the child's needs. 
Treatment approaches may include:
- Hodson's Cycle Approach
- Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP)
- Direct and Indirect Stuttering Intervention
- Picture Exchange Communication
- Speech Generating Devices
- Social Thinking Framework
- Play Based of Drill Based Intervention
- Sensory Stimulation
- Oral Motor Strengthening Exercises
For a comprehensive list of areas within the scope of practice for our SLPs please visit the following link:
http://www.asha.org/Practice-Portal/Clinical-Topics/