Speech Therapy - Gigi's Kids
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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, 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 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.
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.
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.