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Sign Language

Two or more of our staff members use American Sign Language at word, sentence and beginning conversational levels. All staff members know a core vocabulary. Sign language is used in early childhood as a bridge to verbal communication. It is also used in a multisensory/multimodality approach to treat language learning disorders and childhood aphasia of speech. Use of a visual sign can aid in memory and concept development which results in better word recall/retrieval of verbal speech and language.


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We believe that every child has the competence to be a successful communicator when met at an appropriate level and given the proper augmentative and alternative system. This may incorporate the use o

A therapeutic approach which allows the clinician to follow the child’s lead (usually determined by their emotional interests, favorite activities, games, etc.), while targeting and facilitating the c

The Hanen approach teaches parents and caregivers to take a primary role in helping their children with the development of their communication skills. Hanen can be effective with language delay, autis

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