The Speech Studio provides evaluations and treatment for the following areas:
The Speech Studio is a New York State approved provider for the Early Intervention Program in Westchester and Putnam Counties. We are currently availble for home and community therapy in Katonah, Bedford Hills, Bedford, Pound Ridge, Cross River, Golden's Bridge, South Salem, Vista, North Salem, Purdys, Croton Falls, and Brewster. Please give us a call or contact your child's service coordinator for additional information.
Parent involvement is particularly important in early intervention. With training and education, parents can learn to be their child's best communication partner and help to generalize skills learned during therapy to the home environment. The Speech Studio is proud to support and empower parents and caregivers through parent training programs, relevant education sessions and individualized home programs. We are pleased to offer It Takes Two to Talk® — The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delays. Please contact us for orientation dates and additional information.
Please inquire about additional services, including: IEP meetings, school observations, speech and language screenings, baby sign language classes, in-service presentations, and social/play groups.
The Speech Studio's comprehensive speech and language evaluation assesses all areas of communication to determine your child's strengths and areas of need. The evaluation process lasts approximately one and a half to two hours and consists of the following:
After the initial evaluation, children participate in a period of dynamic assessment that lasts approximately four weeks. This time is spent finding your child's level of mastery and level of weakness for each specific skill as well as getting to know your child's learning profile. This allows for more individualized and approriate goals to be written. Important components of the dynamic assessment period are:
Speech therapy requires a unique and special relationship between families and the therapist that is built on a commitment to attend therapy and participate in planned activities. Your therapist is dedicated to exploring your child's strengths while targeting scaffolded and developmentally appropriate goals to meet your child's specific needs. The treatment sessions are individualized, play-based, and data-driven to effectively measure your child’s progress.
The length and frequency of therapy depends on your child's learning style, sensory/behavioral needs, family needs and support, and level of engagement. Our therapy sessions are 30, 45, or 60 minutes long, the last few minutes of which are used for a discussion about current treatment approaches, progress, and home recommendations. Our treatment plans are written for a 6 month period. At the end of each treatment plan parents meet with their therapist to discuss progress and recommendations for future services.