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Jennifer Katz, Inc. provides holistic speech, language, and feeding assessments and therapy to children of all ages.

Our team prides itself on approaching each child’s speech and language needs with warmth, respect, and deep understanding.

Assessment

Assessment

The goal of a speech – language assessment is to determine the strengths and weaknesses in a child’s communication. Our comprehensive assessments will include parent report, teacher questionnaires,  behavioral observations and standardized testing.

Whether your child is 12 months or 12 years old, things can pop up in your child’s behavior that might make you wonder if there is something going on. Maybe you have a toddler who is not talking. Maybe you have a 6 year old with a lisp or a 10 year old who is struggling with reading comprehension.

Assessments are scheduled based on the unique needs and personalities of each child.  Prior to your assessment you will receive a breakdown of all projected costs. You will have an opportunity to speak with your therapist prior to your child’s appointment.

Therapy

Therapy

Therapy sessions are designed to be fun and motivating for your child. Every therapy session is designed to progress your child through stages of skill acquisition.

For example, if your child was coming to therapy to work on the /f/ sound, therapy would target this sound first in syllables then word, then phrase then sentence and so on. If your child was coming to speech for language processing we would move through the following hierarchy: labeling > functions > associations > categorization > similiarities > differences > and so on.

Therapy session length and frequency vary from child to child; however, most sessions are between 30 – 45 minutes and most children attend speech therapy once -twice weekly. Individual short-term goals are worked on during each session and parents our active partners in therapy.

Groups

Groups

TheraPlay is our social group for children ages 2-6 that focuses on building language skills through social interactions between peers. Group participants are carefully paired based on strengths and areas of development.

Hanen Programs® are designed for small groups of parents to learn to create and take advantage of everyday opportunities to improve their child’s communication skills. Led by a Hanen Certified speech-language pathologist these programs provide a comprehensive and personalized learning experience for each family participating in the program.

Our group designed is informed by the Social Thinking! programs. We help children to better socially attend, interpret, problem solve and respond to social information. Our groups meet weekly and enroll year round. Groups may be covered by your insurance.

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