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In Home Speech & Language Therapy
Providing speech/ language services to children in their natural environments.
Speech Remedies' goal is to provide the best pediatric speech and language services within the child's natural environment. We aim to identify areas of need and teach developmentally appropriate skills on an individual level. In addition, we encourage families and teachers to actively participate in their child's growth through education and home/ daycare activities. Currently, we are servicing children in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.
What is Speech Therapy?
As speech therapists, we work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, fluency, feeding and social communication delays and disorders in children. We are trained to evaluate and target communication skills using developmentally appropriate play-based strategies and evidence-based practices.
Benefits to Providing Therapy in Natural Environments
Environment- Children are often most comfortable in settings where they are familiar with their surroundings; this enables children to focus their energy on learning new skills.
Peers- Many children are naturally drawn to playing with or around others. It is a great way to involve natural role models for skills that are being targeted. Children tend to have more fun and are more willing to practice skills when others are learning alongside them. For children who could benefit from direct teaching of social skills, peers are a great way to practice.
Flexibility- The therapist and child have the opportunities to practice skills in a variety of environments that are naturally in the child's life (home, daycare, library, park, etc.) offering greater generalization of skills. We are also able to practice skills embedded in the child's everyday routines using their favorite toys and activities.
Family/ Teacher Participation- A major part of a child's success involves family, siblings, teachers, daycare providers, etc. When the people who spend the most time in the child's everyday life are familiar with targeted skills, techniques, and activities it greatly improves the rate at which skills are acquired and creates a fun learning opportunity for everyone involved.
Developmental Milestones- Though the academic expectations to acquire skills at an earlier age is becoming more and more common; childhood development hasn't changed. While working in natural environments the therapist is able to teach developmentally appropriate skills at the child's pace.
"It was wonderful to work with you. You are so amazing with children! I have learned so much, and am thankful for all the tools and knowledge you have given me."
"Thank you so much for all the time you have spent with Jake this past year- we have really seen him grow and mature, and he is proud of the progress he has made."
"Thanks so much for all your work with Ben- his speech has dramatically improved. People who haven't seen him in a few months frequently comment on how improved his speech is."
"Thank you for getting Elsa started on her speech journey- you've helped her come so far! You are amazing- so glad both my kiddos had the chance to work with you!"
"Your gentleness and persistence in teaching Tanner are a gift and he, as well as our whole family, have benefited from it."