Services

At 70 FLOWERS, we evaluate each child and determine their strengths and weaknesses, address family concerns, and develop an individual treatment plan that will incorporate the most appropriate treatment approach and techniques for the child.
Our professional team designs individual treatment programs and carefully evaluates them on ongoing basis in order to make changes as appropriate depending on the child's progress. Our Speech-Language Pathologists are highly skilled, professional, fun, and committed to the work they do with children and families.

All 70 FLOWERS continuing education, even for the most experienced clinician, is highly regarded. Our SLPs receive extensive continuing education on timely topics and current therapy techniques and approaches. We educate families on the techniques that are utilized during each session and then provide ideas of carryover into your daily activities. Goals are reached by using play-based, child-centered, family-friendly approaches. One of the early parent intervention models that has gained a lot of attention in the last few years and has been showing incredible impact even at the level of brain function, is the EARLY START DENVER MODEL that was developed by Sally Rogers and Geraldine Dawson in 2009. We educate parents on the use of this model with their children at home as this early intervention program has lasting benefits on the early child development and effective techniques for the patents and caregivers to use at home.

70 FLOWERS speech and language pathologists are trained in state of the art speech and language services and are able to deliver a comprehensive speech, language, voice and social skills evaluations.
They create individualized plan of treatment for each child/family. If your child has not been evaluated yet, 70 FLOWERS is a great place to start! In our friendly, playful environment, we offer comprehensive speech and language assessments which are undertaken to determine whether or not communication skills are developing typically, and whether or not professional intervention is warranted.
In addition to traditional speech and language therapy we offer specific techniques as well Some examples of therapy techniques and models that we utilize and tailor to the specific needs to the child are:

Altered Auditory Input (AAI) Technique

A method of altering auditory input and a structured set of listening tasks are described. The parameters of rate, prosody, and pattern of pausing are modified in the Altered Auditory Input (AAI) technique to make language input easier for the child with language delays to process. This technique is used during play activities, reading to the child, language activities, face-to-face conversation, and structured listening tasks called Language Webs.

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

ABA is a therapy based on the science of learning and behavior. Behavior analysis helps us to understand:

  • How behavior works
  • How behavior is affected by the environment
  • How learning takes place
ABA therapy applies our understanding of how behavior works to real situations. The goal is to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease behaviors that are harmful or affect learning.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

AAC provides a means of communication for people with complex communication needs who cannot use speech as their primary mode of communication. Our goal is to help increase their communicative competence and become more effective communication partners. One, non-technological type of AAC is described below (PECs). Many other devices including voice-output systems are available to AAC users.

Mindfulness and yoga for children adjuvant to speech and language pathology services

How do we use yoga and mindfulness tools in our practice to help children attain speech/language goals?” Here are some answers to both questions:

  • Yoga and mindfulness practices help to calm and organize the nervous system
  • Speech involves coordination between movement and breath.
  • We talk on the exhale, pause on the inhale.
  • Yoga teaches us to stay fully present with a positive perspective

Picture Exchange Communication System - PECS

The Picture Exchange Communication System is a non-technological augmentative communication system using picture symbols that is designed to help individuals quickly acquire a functional means of communication (Bondy and Frost, 1994). PECS is appropriate for individuals who do not use speech or who may speak with limited effectiveness: those who have articulation or motor planning difficulties, limited communicative partners, lack of initiative in communication, etc.

Play Based Intervention

Play is universal, observed in virtually every culture. It has many benefits and is an essential characteristic of childhood. Since play is the language of the child, play provides a medium for building the essential relationship between the counselor and child. Through play and play-based interventions children can communicate nonverbally, symbolically and in an action-oriented manner. Such communication is facilitated when we speak the child's language, and they are able to communicate thoughts, feelings and wishes in a manner that is consistent with their developmental capacities.

Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets – PROMPT

PROMPT is a multidimensional, multi-sensory therapeutic system that is holistic and dynamic. PROMPT has often been recognized singularly for its use of tactile-kinesthetic articulatory prompts (cues) on the jaw, face and under the chin, that help to develop or restructure speech production output. In reality, PROMPT therapy as an approach is about the dynamic way a child is viewed and treated, including all aspects of interdependent systems.

SOCIAL SKILLS TRAINING

Many children diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, high functioning autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have pronounced deficits in the area of social communication and behavior. They have difficulties in making and maintaining friendships. Our center addresses these concerns by providing the children with the opportunity to learn appropriate social language skills in a structured yet fun setting. For kids with more pronounced language delays and behavioral challenges we create social narratives and rule books tailored to the specific needs of the child.