We use a variety of evidence based treatment techniques to best meet our client’s individual needs. We are all highly qualified and licensed professionals with experience working with pediatrics and adults with a variety of hearing and communication disorders.
Adult Speech & Language Services
Pediatric Speech & Language Services
(Pediatric and Adult)
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Direct observation in school setting
Collaborate with teachers on tasks
Develop techniques to communicate
Assist with program modification
Provide resources for school staff
After a screening is complete
Comprehensive evaluations are important in helping those with a suspected communication disorder. An evaluation typically takes 30-90 minutes and testing compares an individual's skills to that of others the same age (via criterion-referenced and/or normative tests). Certain areas of assessment will be based off of expressed concerns and clinical observations.
Starting early 2019, we will be offering rehabilitation services with a licensed occupational therapist. Occupational therapy focuses on treating ill, injured, or disabled individuals through their performance of daily life routines. Occupational therapists help individuals to recover, develop, improve, and maintain skills needed for their daily work and living. Our occupational therapy services will also target individuals on the autism spectrum who need sensory management. Therapy will focus on activities that will help an individual, with sensory difficulties, and regulation. This will allow the individual to appropriately respond to sensory input, and over time feel comfortable in their surroundings.
PEERSⓇ (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) is a 16-week evidence based social skills intervention for motivated teens in middle and high school who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. During each group session, teens are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during socialization activities. Parents attend separate sessions at the same time and are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends by helping to expand their teen’s social network and providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments.
Therapy at Small Talk Therapy Inc. is based on each individual's areas of need. Our therapy services are provided in our Lancaster clinic. Therapy is scheduled on average for two visits per week, for a 6 month period at a time. It is required for clients to have a consistent attendance in order for progress to be demonstrated.
Social Training And Relationship Skills (STARS) is a social skills training program for children ages 5-10 years old. This 10-week program is based on Social ThinkingⓇ, a teaching methodology created by Michelle Garcia WInner. Her series We Thinkers!Ⓡ promotes the use of evidence based practices such as: visual supports, modeling, naturalistic teaching, story-based interventions and self-management, to name a few. The curriculum turns abstract social concepts into concrete ideas that make sense to young children who find it difficult to navigate social situations. STARS may be appropriate for children with: High functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders, Asperger Syndrome, ADHD/ADD, Social Communication Disorders, or Social Behavioural Problems.
Services expected will be offered in 2019