Sudbury Speech and Language Therapy, LLC
321A Boston Post Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776

Welcome to Sudbury Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and Occupational Therapy Services

Sudbury Speech and Language Therapy is a private speech-language and occupational therapy practice serving Sudbury and the Boston MetroWest communities. We primarily treat children ages birth-18 with a variety of speech-language disorders including articulation, receptive/expressive language, social/pragmatic language, fluency, voice, and feeding disorders.

We have extensive experience working with children on the Autism Spectrum, Down Syndrome, Apraxia of Speech, Hearing Impairment, Cleft Lip/Palate, Cerebral Palsy, children with AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) devices, and more.


We are state licensed and nationally certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) to conduct evaluations, make speech and language disorder diagnoses, and to provide skilled speech-language therapy. 

We offer services within the home, daycare, or preschool setting as well as in our brand new outpatient clinic! Parents and caregivers are given ample opportunities to take an active role in their child's therapy as well as learn specific strategies that could be used to increase success when the therapists are not physically present.

We offer complimentary screenings to determine if a comprehensive evaluation may be appropriate. All patients will receive an individualized treatment plan to meet their needs.

About our practice

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About our therapy

Articulation Therapy
 
Difficulty with the production of speech sounds to the point that others cannot understand what is being said is known as an articulation disorder.

Common errors include subsitutions, omissions, insertions, and distortions.  Therapy will consist of verbal, visual, and/or tactile cues to teach correct manner, placement, and voicing of specific sounds to increase intelligibility of speech.

PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) cues will be used as appropriate by trained professionals to increase success. PROMPT cues are often used with patients who have Apraxia of Speech, a motor- coordination based  disorder.
Language Therapy 
 
Difficulty with the comprehension of spoken language (receptive language) and the use of spoken language to convey one's message (expressive language) is known as a language disorder. One may have disordered receptive language, expressive language, or both.

Therapy will focus on comprehension of directions and vocabulary, following directions, expansion of one's lexicon, grammatical correctness, development of sentence structure, and narratives.




Feeding Therapy
 
Difficulty with chewing, swallowing, and the manipulation of food/drink for safe consumption is known as a feeding disorder.  Therapy will consist of increasing strength and  coordination of oral/facial structures.  Feeding therapy is also appropriate for those having difficulty with acceptance of new and varying foods, textures, tastes, and consistencies.

We will approach each feeding patient with a combination of SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) and behavioral feeding strategies to determine which course of treatment would be most appropriate, often a little bit of both!

Fluency Therapy

Difficulty with the smooth production of speech to be understood by listeners is considered a fluency disorder. Characteristics include sound, syllable, or word repetitions, blocks, and prolongations.

Therapy will focus on increasing the patient's understanding of their own fluency skills and teaching behavioral strategies to increase fluency at the word, phrase, and conversational levels of speech.
Pragmatic Language Therapy/
Social Skills

Difficulty with the use of language in social situations is considered a pragmatic language disorder. Characteristics include difficulty engaging in conversations, maintaining eye contact, knowing what to say and when or how to say it, and turn taking.

Pragmatic language difficulties are commonly seen in people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as a variety of other disorders. Therapy will focus on developing the social skills to be able to interact successfully with peers and adults alike in play, collaborate work, and  conversations.
Voice Therapy

A voice disorder is a medically diagnosed condition involving the pitch, loudness, and/or quality of the sound produced by the larynx, thereby affecting speech production. Voice disorderes are often diagnosed by an ENT. Commonly treated disorders include: vocal fold nodules, polyps, and chorditis.

Therapy will focus on teaching and implementing a vocal hygiene program, improving resonance, appropriate breathing techniques, and developing a protocol for carry-over into other settings.


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