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Speech and language disorders are often secondary symptoms of learning disabilities. Differential diagnosis allows us to identify those interruptions in the learning process that interfere with the typical acquisition of speech language and communication skills. We are committed to addressing the issues of our client with multiple needs. This includes but is not limited to the disabilities that follow.  

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Sensory Disorders
The Academically Challenged Individual

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder that is seen in children and adults. It effects the person's ability to inhibit behavior, maintain attention and resist distractions. This effects a person's ability to function across multiple settings, including school, at work, and in the home. A child/adult's ability to receive all the necessary information related to a task is often impaired. This deficit further effects their ability for task maintenance and continuous persistence on a difficult task. In addition one's memory can be impacted. There also may be a behavioral component because these children/adults can have difficulty with rule-following and tend to lack an internal voice. Achieving long term goals can also be an area of difficulty. We are committed to determining the real problem the child/adult exhibits as a result of ADHD.
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Sensory Disorders
In order for speech and language therapy to be the most effective, identification of individuals with sensory disorders is necessary. We engage in the treatment of children with speech and language inconsistencies who also exhibit a profile consistent with sensory disorders. This treatment approach includes body awareness and a planned schedule of activity programs and implementation of a "sensory diet." This professionally guided treatment program, through coordinated efforts of a skilled speech language pathologist and an occupational therapist, provide the necessary tools to enhance communication
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The Academically Challenged Individual
The academically challenged student may have language based difficulties that are not being addressed. These difficulties can impact his/her ability to make the appropriate strides in an academic setting. Often times academic coaching becomes necessary. Additionally, academic support in the home may be incorporated through the implementation of our cognitive learning kit.

Why can't Johnny read?
A child may have inconsistencies in auditory and visual functions. This creates difficulty with reading and other visually orientated tasks. An understanding of the developmental profile of children is necessary when differentially diagnosing the weaknesses of children who fail to thrive in their academic setting.

Academically passive student
Students lacking in academic confidence often times have hidden learning disabilities that are not being addressed. It is important to evaluate if these difficulties impact language and learning based tasks.
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