We have extensive training and experience in providing speech therapy to young children who are not yet talking. Through meaningful and engaging opportunities, children learn words associated with the world around them. Our therapists are trained in programs specifically for working with “late talkers” such as “Target Word” and “It Takes Two to Talk.” Individualized therapy and specific suggestions for carryover throughout the week are provided following each session. Our compassionate and engaging therapists make therapy fun and meaningful for your little one! Read More
A Myofunctional Approach to Speech Therapy
We address articulation disorders and phonological disorders in the convenience of your own home. Our training in myofunctional therapy provides us with a unique understanding of the muscles of the jaw, lips, checks, and tongue. This translates into more efficient and effective therapy. Weekly homework will be assigned in order to ensure carryover of skills throughout the week. Speech disorders can affect a child’s ability to communicate, decrease their self-confidence, and have been correlated with later language and reading disabilities.… Read More
PROMPT Approach to Speech Therapy
PROMPT is an acronym for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets. The PROMPT Therapy technique is a tactile-kinesthetic approach that uses touch cues to a patient’s articulators (jaw, tongue, lips) to manually guide them through a targeted word, phrase or sentence. The technique develops motor control and the development of proper oral muscular movements, while eliminating unnecessary muscle movements, such as jaw sliding and inadequate lip rounding. Therapy begins by helping patients produce specific sounds. Each sound requires different muscle contractions/retractions and placement/movement of the jaw, lips, tongue, and voice to produce. All of these things have to happen with the proper timing and sequence to produce one sound correctly. PROMPT attempts to “teach” the patient’s muscles to produce sounds correctly by stimulating all of these through touch. Read More
Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) are disorders of the muscles and functions of the face and mouth. OMDs may affect, directly and/or indirectly, breastfeeding, facial skeletal growth and development, chewing, swallowing, speech, occlusion, temporomandibular joint movement, oral hygiene, stability of orthodontic treatment, and more. Most OMDs originate with insufficient habitual nasal breathing or with oral breathing. The subsequent adaptation of the muscles and the orofacial functions to a disordered breathing pattern creates many OMDs.are disorders of the muscles and functions of the face and mouth. Read more
Social Skills Groups:
Toddler Speech & Language Development Classes
Are you concerned about your toddler’s speech and language development? Not sure how many words your toddler should be using? Want to learn helpful strategies help your child’s language skills during play and everyday interactions? Want to connect with other families and make new friends? Want to learn expert strategies from a Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist? The our “Talk & Play” class is for you!. This class is led by a Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist who specializes in working with toddlers with language delays. Learn more
Speech Intervention for Reading and Writing
Interventions such as the Expanding Expression Tool and Visualizing and Verbalizing ™ are utilized to help children develop these skills. The Lindamood-Bell Seeing Stars®: Symbol Imagery for Phonemic Awareness, Sight Words, and Spelling Program (SI) is used to successfully develop symbol imagery for reading and spelling and The Visualizing and Verbalizing® (V/V®) program develops concept imagery—the ability to create an imagined or imaged gestalt from language—as a basis for comprehension and higher order thinking. The development of concept imagery improves reading and listening comprehension, memory, oral vocabulary, critical thinking, and writing. Read More
Yoga for Speech and Language
Yoga is also a wonderful medium for teaching other aspects of speech and language development, including language acquisition, vocabulary development, play skills, social skills, self-regulation, and emergent literacy. The Speech Dynamic has combined yoga techniques with speech and language development to develop unique programs for children. These program combine children’s yoga with speech and language development.
Pediatric Speech Therapy in Houston, TX
The Speech Dynamic is based in Houston, TX and offers the highest quality speech therapy services. Our highly skilled, nurturing, and engaging Speech Pathologists provide individualized speech therapy in your child’s natural environment. This ensures carryover and generalization of new skills and that you always know how to support your child’s speech and language skills at home! Our Speech-Language Pathologists are specifically educated to meet the needs of our young clients and are experts in speech, language, and development. We provide speech and language assessment and treatment and serve children in their homes and schools across Houston. We offer a variety of unique speech therapy services including myofunctional therapy, PROMPT, and social skills groups. Our mission is to support parents and educators in how to best encourage their child’s speech and communication skills. We are committed to giving every child a voice, increased confidence, and more control over their little worlds. We look forward to taking the first steps together in creating a positive change in your child’s life!
Are you concerned about your child’s speech or language development?
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