PHYSICAL THERAPY &
Speech & LANGUAGE
At J5 Therapy, Inc., speech and language Treatment is play based therapy that focuses on speaking, language and oral motor development. Adequate speech and language abilities are necessary for children to learn, communicate, and participate with others in play. Our therapists are highly trained and strive to provide child-centered therapy with play based elements in order to promote learning in a fun and naturalistic environment.
A speech disorder refers to a problem with the actual production of sounds.
Speech Concerns can include the following areas:
•Articulation disorders: difficulties producing sounds in syllables or saying words incorrectly to the point that listeners can't understand what's being said.
•Fluency disorders: Non-fluid speech concerns such as stuttering, in which the flow of speech is interrupted by abnormal stoppages, repetitions (ex. D-d-d-duck), or prolonging sounds and syllables (ex. bbbbbbus).
•Resonance or voice disorders: inappropriate variances with the pitch, volume, or quality of the voice that distract listeners from what's being said. These types of disorders may also cause pain or discomfort for a child when speaking.
•Dysphagia/oral feeding disorders: these include difficulties with drooling, eating, and swallowing
A language disorder refers to a difficulty understanding or putting words together to communicate ideas.
Language disorders can be either receptive or expressive:
•Receptive disorders: difficulties understanding or processing language.
•Expressive disorders: difficulty putting words together, limited vocabulary, or inability to use language in a socially appropriate way.
Occupational therapy practitioners ask, "What matters to you?" not, "What's the matter with you?"
In its simplest terms, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.
Occupational therapy services typically include:
An individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals,
A customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals,
An outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.
Occupational therapy services may include comprehensive evaluations of the client’s home and other environments (e.g., workplace, school), recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team.