Are you concerned about your child's speech and/or language development? Contact us for a complimentary consultation with one of our therapists. During the consultation, you will be asked to describe your concerns, and the therapist will then determine whether or not a comprehensive evaluation is warranted. ChatAbilities offers complimentary speech and language screenings. These screenings allow us to quickly and informally assess your child's communication abilities in order to determine whether or not an evaluation is warranted.
EvaluationsWe offer complimentary consultations and screenings with our therapists! We also conduct comprehensive evaluations to assess your child's current level of functioning, and help you to determine the next steps take.
Speech and Language TherapyWe offer individual speech-language therapy, where all sessions are tailored to your child's specific needs. ChatAbilities works hard to always ensure the use of research based and up to date methodologies!
Reading InterventionOur reading specialists work with kids to remediate reading and writing skills, as well as provide support for classroom work using various multi-sensory methods.
These goals will be targeted through direct and interactive instruction while incorporating play, games, and role-playing activities. Clinicians provide a small and safe setting where children feel supported in learning to interact successfully with their peers.
Using LEGO® in a therapeutic and structured is fun and naturally reinforces appropriate social behavior. LEGO® Therapy has been systematically evaluated in research studies and has shown that using LEGO® as a modality for group interaction and communication with peers increased self-initiated social contact and the duration of social interaction in other group settings such as in the playground and school cafeteria, and improved social competence in general.
Interviewing Skills- College admissions/job preparation
Social Networking- Getting involved and navigating "the social scene"
Friendship Skills- Choosing a group that's right for you, presenting "your best self", friendship problem solving skills
Conversational Skills- Initiating conversation, entering group conversation, keeping the conversation going, closing the conversation, and understanding non-verbal language
Healthy Choices- Facing the many choices in life and independence
Time Management- How to create and manage a plan
Planning, Organizing and Goal Setting to improve executive function skills
Self-Advocacy Skills- Knowing when to ask for help and knowing who the appropriate supports are for specified needs, and building self- esteem and confidence