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Speech, Language Therapy, Social Thinking, and Reading Programs for Children

Parents often associate the elementary school years ages 5 to 12, with “the Rs” - reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic. The signs of academic struggles can be obvious, especially if a student is having difficulty learning how to read, write, communicate clearly, listen, and answer questions in class.

While these learning skills are critical, it is equally important that students develop the social thinking and related social skills necessary to maintain friendships and work in a group. If you answer “yes” to any of the following questions, your child may benefit from PSLLC’s services.

Does your child:

  • Have difficulty with schoolwork or forget to turn in assignments?
  • Have trouble making or keeping friends or “fitting in” socially?
  • Have difficulty listening, following directions, or answering questions?
  • Have difficulty reading or understanding what he or she reads?
  • Have trouble with written expression?
  • Have trouble using vocabulary or expressing feelings, ideas, and experiences?
  • Have trouble producing language that is organized and intelligible?

Speech and Language Therapy for School-Aged Children

PSLLC offers comprehensive speech and language services, addressing both common and complex issues among school-aged children, including articulation disorders, tongue thrust, expressive and receptive language, auditory processing, and written expression. Parents often supplement school-based therapy or choose to take advantage of our effective programs that are not offered in school. 

Reading Intervention & Academic Support Programs

Our extensive reading intervention services include programs such as the Wilson Reading System®, and Lindamood-Bell® programs to improve decoding and comprehension. Research-based Fast ForWord® and Reading Assistant™ computer programs improve auditory processing, memory, attention, language, and reading skills. For children who need help focusing and attending, the Play Attention® computer program teaches individuals what it feels like to “stay in the zone.” PSLLC also offers tutoring and academic support to help your child with Executive Functioning skills such as study skills, organizational skills, and schoolwork.

Social Thinking Groups for School-Aged Children

Based on the works of Michelle Garcia-Winner and other experts in the field of social cognition, our cutting-edge Social Thinking Groups bring together students of similar ages and abilities for weekly therapy sessions aimed at helping them learn how to interact more effectively with other people, “fit in,” and establish and maintain friendships. Our program targets skills related to “thinking about others” and “perspective-taking,” the idea the others have unique thoughts and feelings.

If you have concerns about your child’s communication, academic, or social skills, please complete this form, call us at (609) 924-7080 or email to set up a consultation. When indicated, we will complete a thorough, customized evaluation of your child to determine the most appropriate therapy and recommendations.

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