SLP – Speech and Language Pathology in Michigan

Here at Blossom Children’s Center, our Speech and Language Pathologists use evidence-based therapy strategies and techniques to improve speech and language skills in children as young as 18 months old.

Explore Our Speech and Language Pathology Services

At Blossom, our SLPs work to promote functional communication skills to improve and support social interactions in every environment of a child’s life. Our SLPs have additional specialized training in Autism interventions (e.g., DIRFloortime, ESDM, PRT), Augmentative and Alternative Communication (e.g., PECS, LAMP), and Childhood Apraxia of Speech (e.g., PROMPT, DTTC).

Our Speech and Language Pathology services treat the following communication disorders or speech delays:

  • Language Delays and Disorders: Including receptive language, difficulty understanding verbal and non-verbal language as well as expressive language, utilizing verbal and non-verbal language to communicate.
  • Speech Sound Disorders: Including articulation and phonology disorders as well as treatment of childhood apraxia of speech.
  • Pragmatic Language Disorders: Including difficulty with social skills, for example: initiating and terminating conversation, eye contact and facial expressions.
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Including implementation of alternative communication modalities for children with severe expressive language or motor speech delays. This may include gestural signs, low-tech, and/or high-tech options.

Blossom Preschool Pals

At Blossom Children’s Center, we also offer a speech therapy group called Preschool Pals.

Blossom Preschool Pals is a therapeutic language-based preschool preparation program. The goal of Preschool Pals is to encourage peer interactions and target social and language skills in a naturalistic setting. In Preschool Pals, we practice transitioning, working within the group and becoming more independent. Blossom Preschool Pals helps children generalize their learned skills from individual speech therapy sessions to a more natural, school-like environment.

Autism and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-language pathology for autism can be a valuable tool for intervention. In fact, it’s a critical component of our Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy Services in Michigan.

The goal of ABA is to improve language and communication, motor and social skills, build independence and academic skills, and at the same time decrease inappropriate behaviors. Speech and Language Pathology is especially important for the language and communication aspect of ABA.

Autism can be different for everyone, and signs and behaviors can change over time. However, many autistic children may have trouble understanding and using words, lose words early, or be difficult to understand. Some autistic children may also repeat words or phrases they’ve heard, which is known as echolalia.

SLP is one of the best ways to provide autistic children with the early intervention needed to enhance their communication skills. No matter if that’s verbal communication or utilizing speech-generating devices or picture exchange communication systems, our team of trained Speech Language Pathologists is ready to help your child.

The Blossom Difference

When you choose Blossom speech therapy, you can have peace of mind that we’re putting the needs of your child first. We strive to support your child’s speech and language development and know the value of early and intensive interventions.

With a unique combination of individual and group speech therapy available, you’re sure to find a treatment that most benefits your child.

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