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Our Speech-Language Pathologists understand that the ability to communicate is essential to learning, play, and social interaction.  Impaired communication can affect every aspect of a child's life.  Our Speech-Language Pathologist evaluate and determine a child's communication strengths and weaknesses. 

Based on your child's individual needs, expert therapy techniques are utilized to help expand his or her comprehension and/or production of language experienced daily. Our expert therapists use techniques  to help expand comprehension, expressive language and production of speech.

Speech and Language therapy at High Hopes addresses a variety of communication disorders including:

  • Sound production (articulation/phonology)

  • Receptive language skills (understanding and following directions)

  • Expressive language skills (putting words together, naming objects, talking about events)

  • Early language delay 

  • Auditory processing disorder

  • Pragmatics (eye contact, social interaction)

  • Fluency (speed of speech and stuttering)

  • Augmentative and assistive communication (sign language, communication boards, electronic systems, speech-generating devices)

  • Oral-motor movements for skill development


Children who may benefit from Speech Therapy may have:

  • Apraxia - childhood Apraxia of speech

  • Articulation Disorder 

  • Developmental Language Delays

  • Social/Pragmatic Language Disorders

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Cognitive Delays

  • Oral-Motor Deficits

  • Dysphagia/oral feeding disorders including difficulties with eating and swallowing

  • Dysarthria

  • Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies 

  • Down Syndrome 

  • Tracheostomy/Speaking Valve

  • Hearing Loss

High Hopes Therapist Certification and Specialized Trainings:


  • SOS approach - approach to feeding 

  • LAMP - Language Acquisition through Motor Planning 

  • DTTC - Dynamic Tactile and Temporal Cueing

  • STAT - Screening Tool for Autism Toddlers 

  • Beckman Oral Motor Approach 

  • PECS - Picture Exchange Communication System 

  • Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking 

  • Auditory Verbal Therapy 

  • Interactive Metronome

  • Gestalt Language Learning

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