Services

A. Evaluation

Referrals to our Center are made by parents, educators, and physicians.  Complete speech, language and fluency evaluations are provided in our center.

 

The evaluation consists of four components:

  1. Pre-testing consultation

  2. Testing (Evaluation)

  3. Interpretation of the test results

  4. Recommendations (including classroom interventions if applicable)

 

(Written reports are available upon request)

 

 

B. Treatment

We recognize that each client who is seen at the Center is unique in his/her abilities and needs.  Close contact is maintained with the student’s family, classroom teacher, and physician (if needed) to ensure successful carryover of skills learned in therapy into daily living situations.

Individualized therapy is provided for the following disorders:

Articulation
  • Substitutions of Sounds 

  • Omission of Sounds or Syllables in Words

  • Distortion of Sounds 

  • Phonological Disorders

  • Oral-Motor Difficulties

  • Resonance/Voice Disorders

Language
  • Delayed language

  • Difficulty formulating sentences

  • Difficulty understanding information

  • Difficulty organizing thoughts

  • Sentences lacking in vocabulary, grammatical structure, or appropriate length

  • Understanding Spoken Words

  • Expressive Disorders

  • Communication Difficulties

Dysfluency (Stuttering)
  • Repeating sounds or syllables while speaking
  • Prolongation of sounds

  • Blocking air

  • Lack of breath control

  • Robotic Speech

  • Choppy speech

Reading/Learning
  • Difficulty focusing and paying attention to the learning task

  • Difficulty following verbal instructions and directions

  • Difficulty identifying sounds and letters

  • Difficulty blending sounds to form words

  • Difficulty in phonics, reading, reading comprehension, spelling, math, or written language

  • Difficulty understanding English grammar concepts (nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, phrases, and clauses)

Additional services:

 

  1. Screenings (speech, language, hearing and/or academic) are provided for preschoolers.   

  2. Classroom interventions and strategies are discussed with the parents and educators to help eliminate academic stress and homework burnout.  Conferences are performed on an as-needed basis.

  3. Workshops and in-service training sessions are available to parents, teachers, PTA groups, and church organizations.

  4. Parent and/or student support groups are held on an as-needed basis to enhance community involvement and provide support.

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Kristin M. Tortorich, LLC

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