Our speech-language pathologists use family-centered, evidence-based practices to support our clients and their families as they gain new skills and independence. Our professionals are educated and trained to evaluate and treat children with speech, language and swallowing problems. Specific areas of treatment can include articulation, expressive language, literacy, receptive language, social skills, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), and oral motor skills for eating and swallowing.
Through collaboration and our continuum of services, we utilize a team approach in order to provide individualized and person-centered services. For individuals receiving Speech Therapy, the following departments and services are vital components of this continuum.
Children who are under three-years of age who are evaluated for direct therapy services will be referred to Early Intervention services, which can be accessed through the Department of Human Services. This may provide additional opportunities to support their child’s development, as well as connect them with other services such as respite care or medical assistance. When Anne Carlsen Early Interventionists and direct therapists treat the same child, the family and child will benefit from the ongoing collaboration across all of the child’s natural environments.