Universal Speech Therapy provides online therapy services for children with speech and language disorders as well as coaching services for parents. We work with families in Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, California, & New Mexico!
We will begin with a speech and language evaluation including a case history, parent interview, informal assessments, and standardized testing. The results of the evaluation will guide us in documenting your child’s communication strengths, detailing their support needs, and determining a diagnosis. We hold a post-evaluation consultation meeting with each child’s family to describe the evaluation results and discuss meaningful treatment goals.
If a child has already participated in an evaluation within the past 12 months, we may reference their last evaluation report and begin therapy right away.
Our therapy sessions combine research-based methods with fun digital activities! Children learn best when they are fully engaged, so we use online games and resources to keep therapy interesting and motivating. We will provide home practice activities at the end of sessions and reserve time to update you on your child’s progress.
We invite parents to join in on therapy sessions when possible. Parental involvement has been shown to help children reach their communication goals more quickly!
Articulation Disorders • Phonological Disorders • Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)
We help children master difficult speech sounds by getting all of their senses involved in therapy! Whether your child is having difficulty with an individual sound or struggles to use a large variety of sounds, we are prepared to support them with evidence-based approaches. Speech therapy can help your child:
Communicate so that others understand them
Effectively produce age-appropriate speech sounds
Coordinate the movements between speech sounds
Speak with confidence and reduce self-consciousness
Gain pre-reading skills and letter-sound awareness
Language Delay • Receptive Language Disorder • Expressive Language Disorder
We directly support language development by helping your child understand, use, and process spoken and written language. Our individualized therapy approaches focus on building social and academic language skills which can help your child:
Express their needs and wants
Respond to questions
Learn new vocabulary words
Use proper grammar
Organize words and sentences
Understand reading passages
Communication Strategies & Home Programming
Children may spend an hour each week in therapy, but they spend the rest of their hours with you—so teaching parents how to promote effective communication at home can have a great impact! Our parent coaching sessions can help you:
Encourage your child’s speech and language skills in daily life
Use new strategies and cues at home
Engage in activities that help your child grow between sessions
Give you tools and resources to achieve lasting success
BENEFITS OF TELETHERAPY
Accessible from home without the commute
Better for busy family schedules
Individualized 1-on-1 activities
Easier for parents to be involved
Engaging online games and activities
Weekly communication with a speech therapist