Understanding Communication Disorders bwi
As per the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), a Communication Disorder is an impairment in the ability to comprehend, process, receive and send non-verbal and verbal communication. Communication Disorders range from mild to severe and present in an individual’s Speech, Language, Social Communication Skills and/or ability to Process Sounds.
What is a Speech Disorder?
Speech Disorders occur when a person has difficulty producing speech sounds correctly or fluently (e.g., stuttering is a form of disfluency) or has problems with his or her voice or resonance.
What is a Language Disorder?
Language Disorders occur when a person has trouble understanding others (receptive language), or sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings (expressive language). Language disorders may be spoken or written and may involve the form (phonology, morphology, syntax), content (semantics) and/or use (pragmatics) of language in functional and socially appropriate ways.
What is a Social Communication Disorder?
A Social Communication Disorder occurs when a person has trouble with the social use of verbal and nonverbal communication. These disorders may include problems (a) communicating for social purposes (e.g., greeting, commenting, asking questions), (b) talking in different ways to suit the listener and setting and (c) following rules for conversation and story-telling.
Through a variety of therapeutic methodologies, resources, strategies, techniques and technologies, Speech & Language Pathologists work to assess, diagnose, prevent, and treat Communication Disorders including Speech, Language, Social Communication and Cognitive-Communication in children, adolescents and adults.
How Can Vocal T.R.A.C.K. Speech & Language Therapy Center Help?
We begin with a Free Consultation which lasts 15 to 30 minutes (depending on the case). During this time, you will meet with either Christian or Noemi Grasso to discuss the reason for your visit.Via an Intake Form, you provide such information as the potential client’s name, date of birth, address, medical history, insurance information, etc.
To help us in our determination as to whether we can provide the services requested (e.g. Assessment and/or Therapy) or if a referral is warranted, at the time of the Consultation, we require all potential client’s, caretakers, etc. to provide Complete Copies of the current IEP, most recent Assessments/Evaluations and any pertinent Medical Records.
After all documentation is reviewed, we will call you to arrange a 30-minute appointment to discuss an intervention plan, goals, frequency of services and treatment schedule.
Therapy will be ongoing until such time all parties mutually agree to cessation of services.
For further inquiries, please call (858) 521-8446.