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Advanced Speech Therapy
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    Speech Confidence is Our Mission!

    Advanced Speech Therapy is committed to helping patients build brighter futures through confidence and improved function. Our caring therapist provides pediatric and adult speech therapy to help clients overcome speech-language, cognitive, and feeding/swallowing disorders, as well as orofacial myofunctional disorders (tongue thrust, oral habits, TMJ issues, tongue/lip ties).

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    At Advance Speech Therapy, we use evidence-based practices to help our families achieve success. Our therapists use a variety of techniques and methods tailored to each patient’s needs and goals, delivering an approach that maximizes individualized success. Not all speech and language disorders are equal, and each patient is unique, so we pride ourselves on individualized therapies that produce lasting success. We provide speech therapy services to patients of all ages who are struggling with a variety of communication disorders. We provide screenings, comprehensive evaluations, and individual therapy for a range of disorders:

  • Pediatric Therapy

    • Speech sound disorders: articulation and phonological processes
    • Expressive and receptive language disorders/language delay
    • Apraxia/ Dysarthria
    • Feeding/swallowing, sensory-based feeding issues, limited diet (“picky eaters”)
  • Adult Therapy

    • Aphasia (expressive/receptive language)
    • Dysphagia (swallowing difficulty)
    • Vital/Stim (NMES) for facial and swallowing muscles retraining
    • Dysarthria/ Apraxia (speech articulation)
    • Cognitive Communication Disorder  (memory, executive functions, attention)
  • Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders
    • Tongue thrust
    • Oral habits (thumb/finger sucking, mouthing non-food items, prolonged pacifier/bottle use)
    • Mouth breathing/open mouth posture
    • Tongue/lip ties
    • TMD (jaw clicking, jaw pain)
  • SOS program was developed by Dr. Kay Toomey, in order to address problematic feeding behaviors. The SOS Approach is based on a transdisciplinary team approach which assess the “whole child” including muscles; sensory processing; oral-motor skills; learning, behavior and cognition; nutrition, and the environment. This program focuses on increasing a child’s comfort level by exploring and learning about the different properties of food. The program allows a child to interact with food in a playful, non-stressful way through a hierarchy of required steps in order to promote confidence as well as development of tolerance and acceptance of various foods. Our therapists fully trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) feeding program.

    Dysfunctional breathing generally includes any of the following traits:
    • Over breathing/hyperventilation
    • Unexplained breathlessness
    • Irregular breathing
    • Mouth breathing
    • Upper chest movement
    • Hearing breathing during rest
    • Regular sniffing/sighing
    • Snoring
    • Lots of visible movement

    Named after Dr Konstantin Buteyko, the Buteyko Method consists of a series of breathing exercises and guidelines specifically designed to reduce over-breathing (clinically known as ‘chronic hyperventilation’). This can lead to numerous health problems. Bringing breathing volume towards normal and making the switch from mouth to nose breathing helps to alleviate such health problems. (Mckeown, patrick, 2015)

    Our therapists are trained in the Buteyko breathing method from the internationally acclaimed, Moscow accredited Buteyko practitioner, author of many bestselling books on breathing patterns disorders, Patric McKeown.

    What causes dysfunctional breathing?
    • Processed foods / overeating
    • Lack of exercise
    • Excessive talking
    • Stress
    • Belief good to take big breaths
    • High temperatures of houses
    • Asthma
    • Genetic predisposition/familial habits

    RE-EDUCATE YOUR BREATHING TO SUPPORT LIFELONG HEALTH AND WELL-BEING!
    (Mckeown, patrick, 2015)