Speech Therapy - Gigi's Kids

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Speech therapy is a critical service for children with autism and other communication challenges. As a result, we have partnered with Gigi’s Kids Speech and Language Pathology to provide services to clients participating in our ABA programs. Our teams work together seamlessly to design programs that maximize communication in tandem with the client’s behavior therapy. This partnership provides one service location for your child to receive ABA and speech therapy.

Our highly-skilled team of Speech and Language Pathologists work within the ABA environment to improve the development of your child’s communication skills. This includes play skills and interpersonal relationships, as well as the expected receptive and expressive language development.
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Speech Therapy Stand-Alone Services

Speech therapy services are also available to families not participating in Healing Haven’s ABA therapy programs.

Healing Haven’s clinics are ideal settings for providing speech therapy. We have all of “tools” to work with and motivate your child in one place. We have swings, a ball pit and gym equipment in our OT gym, numerous toys and games used to elicit speech, as well as, an outside play structure to maximize the children’s enjoyment of therapy.

To schedule a speech therapy consultation, please contact Amanda Tompkins by telephone at 248-735-8080 or email at amanda@gigis-kids.com.

The Gigi’s Kids team of professionals utilize a variety of speech programs and tools. Depending on the child’s unique communication needs, any or all of the programs below are available to incorporate into their speech therapy regimen.

Talk Tools®

The Talk Tools program is a highly respected and sought-after approach to improving speech production using bubbles, whistles, straws and other oral motor tasks. These well-organized tools and tasks improve strength and coordination of the speech articulators. They also build new oral motor plans which increase speech production. For more information on TALK TOOLS, please visit www.talktools.com.

PROMPT© Therapy

PROMPT, an acronym for PROMPTS for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets, is a play-based therapy in which the SLP very strategically chooses target sounds for the child to focus on. Tactile prompts are used to help the children achieve proper oral motor postures to produce the targets. Social, cognitive and linguistic aspects are all considered when choosing the targets. For more information on PROMPT therapy, please visit their website at www.promptinstitute.com.

Social Thinking®

Social Thinking principles focus on building social communication and theory of mind skills through individual and group sessions. This builds social competencies to better connect with others leading to more meaningful relationships. For more information visit www.socialthinking.com.

Links to Language

A systematic approach to developing expressive and receptive language skills. Structured play activities systematically improve a child’s auditory processing, sequencing and memory, which in turn improves their expressive language and conversation skills.

More Than Words® — The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

The More Than Words Program was designed specifically for parents of children on the autism spectrum.  By addressing the unique needs of these children, the program provides parents with the tools, strategies and support they need to help their children reach their full communication potential. The program focuses on improving social communication and back-and-forth interactions, as well as improving play and imitation skills. Please visit www.hanen.org for additional details.

For more information on Gigi’s Kids founder Amanda Tompkins, MS, CCC/SLP and her wonderful team of Speech Pathologists, visit gigis-kids.com.