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Zebra Speech offers comprehensive speech and language evaluations, feeding evaluations, weekly speech and language therapy, and feeding therapy to address a variety of speech, language and feeding skills.  We also offer a number of academic and enrichment programs for children as well.

These appointments are scheduled starting at once weekly up to six times weekly depending on severity, need, and schedule availability. Each appointment is set for a standing appointment, the same day and time weekly, with the same therapist.

A child may attend the appointment with or without a parent present, although parents are always encouraged to attend if they are able to.

As treatment progresses, the treating SLP will dynamically adjust the treatment plan, increasing or decreasing difficulty as your child participates in the treatment program.  This will ensure that we are spending just the right amount of time and energy (not too long or too short) on each skill within the plan.  

Please take a few minutes to learn more about our services below.

Speech-Language Services
(private sessions)

Speech and language therapy sessions are 30-minute individual appointments held within our clinic conducted by a pediatric speech-language pathologist.  Each session is planned to systematically target set speech and language skills using games, toys, books and materials. 

Our treatment uses measurable objectives and systematic data collection to capture important details about the session related to accuracy, elicitations, productions and overall participation in session content.  Session-by-session data collection provides detailed information about individual session performance and productivity as well as trends in performance over time.

Our therapy is playful, sometimes silly, engaging, but most importantly productive, ensuring that all therapeutic time is purposeful in meeting speech and language objectives set out in a formal treatment plan.

Speech and language therapy may address one or more communication needs including social skills for Autism (ASD), receptive language, expressive language, voice, stuttering, early language learning, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, and speech sound errors.  For example, therapy may target errors with the R sound or a frontal lisp, sound sequencing, tongue thrust, vocal hygiene and strategies for vocal nodules, or developing vocabulary for a child who has not yet developed a large fund of words.


Social Groups

Social group sessions are 30-minute group appointments held within our clinic conducted by several pediatric speech-language pathologists  with one or more peers who are likely working on similar or even complementary skills.  The purpose of our therapeutic social skills groups is to prompt, scaffold, and clinically support use of appropriate social skills with other children while engaging in cooperative, collaborative, and interactive activities.

Children enrolled in group sessions are paired with a therapist 1:1, within the group setting to provide skillful support to a child’s participation. 

For example, a group of children may engage in weekly “chats” or game playing with support for topic maintenance, social referencing, commenting, asking questions, problem solving, or coping with losing a game.

We typically recommend simultaneous enrollment in individual speech therapy sessions to intensively and directly target social skills that will facilitate better group participation. 


Feeding Therapy

We offer 30-minute individual feeding therapy sessions to address sensory, behavioral or motor skill development to improve feeding skills.  Feeding therapy, like speech therapy can be held from once weekly up to six-times weekly depending on the level of need, severity and availability.

Feeding therapy typically features development of mealtime routines, a menu with “new” and familiar foods set to expand the food repertoire of a child who has restricted diets through intentional exploration of food in a positive manner. Sessions involve use of menu items that are presented along a sensory hierarchy or explicit skill use (e.g., chewing) to promote successive interaction with food types, textures and tastes. 

Parent participation involves cooperative menu planning with the therapist, home implementation of menus and documentation at home throughout the week.


Comprehensive Evaluations

Evaluations are one-time appointments (typically 80 minutes) to characterize a child’s communication skills and to determine whether intervention is warranted. 

Our comprehensive speech and language evaluations include formal standardized testing, informal assessments and parent report to build a communication profile of your child’s strengths and weaknesses.  Analysis of test scores, observation of in session performance patterns, and parent/caregiver report all contribute to our decision making about a child’s need for intervention. 

Following a comprehensive evaluation, the clinician will review the results and weigh test scores, observations, other professionals’ reports/information with clinical impressions to make recommendations for treatment, if needed. 

No results are shared at the time of the evaluation appointment.  A formal, detailed written report will be generated within 4-6 weeks.  In the meantime, we hold a 20-30 minute feedback phone call to review the scores and recommendations within one week of the scheduled evaluation end date.   During this call, parents will have the opportunity to ask any questions that they may have about the results, interpretation, or recommendations.  

Services at our practice always begin with a current speech and language evaluation to direct treatment.  We require a recent comprehensive evaluation (i.e., within 12 months) to enroll in treatment, either as a part of our evaluation process or via an approved, high quality and detailed evaluation from another provider.