Who do we serve?
We gladly serve students from the Temecula/Murrieta Valley, Hemet, Lake Elsinore and surrounding valleys, including Corona and Riverside areas. Not only do we gladly serve the private sector, but we’re also a Network Provider for a growing number of Health Insurance Companies.
How do I know if Speech Therapy is needed?
Speech Therapy is based upon a full Speech and Language Evaluation performed by a Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. If your child has an evaluation less than 6 months old, in almost all cases, our therapists can develop their therapy strategy based on that evaluation.
If your child has never received a Speech and Language Evaluation, and you’re uncertain about the need for having one,our office offers a consultation with parent and child to see if a full evaluation is warranted.
What does our Speech and Language Evaluation entail?
A full Speech and Language Evaluation typically consists of a several formal language tests, as well as informal observations to assess receptive and expressive language. The components of speech, language and communication may be assessed, depending on the concerns of the parent or clinician.
What are the components of Speech-Language?
- Articulation – The ability to correctly produce speech sounds.
- Voice – The correct use of the voice. Also, sometimes medical conditions affect the production of speech and need to be addressed.
- Fluency – Stuttering and/or smooth flow-of-speech.
- Oral Mechanism – The physical structure and functional ability of the lips, tongue, roof of the mouth, teeth and jaw.
- Auditory Processing – The ability to understand language that is heard or read as it’s used to explain ideas, events, emotions, etc.
- Expressive Language – The ability to accurately and easily explain ideas, events, emotions, etc.
- Grammar – The ability to use correct grammatical structures to formulate sentences.
- Vocabulary – The ability to understand vocabulary that is heard or read and to use appropriate vocabulary that names and describes items, actions and emotions.
- Phonological Awareness – The ability to discriminate between sounds, sequence them and also to segment syllables and sounds of words.
- Conversation Skills – The ability to choose relevant and interesting topics, staying on topic, asking questions and making comments that develop the topic.
- Non-verbal Communication – The ability to use and understand non-verbal communication techniques such as eye contact, facial expressions, tone of voice and body language.
- Inferential Thinking and Understanding – The ability to make predictions about what will happen next, why things happen and what people may be thinking or feeling.
- Echolalia – Copying all or many of the words or phrases that are heard.
- Literal and Figurative Language – The ability to understand and use humor, sarcasm and figurative language such as idioms.
What can I expect during a speech-therapy session?
- Therapy sessions are typically 30 minutes, depending on the needs and abilities and availability of the child.
- Most sessions are one-on-one.
- We offer small group sessions to facilitate social skills.
- Therapy is centered upon the needs, interests and personalities of each client.
- Therapists strive to provide the family as a whole with information and strategies to implement at home so that their child can have the best advantage to progress.
How do I pay for Speech Services?
We are a network provider for Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California, Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans, Cigna, IEHP, Tricare, United Healthcare and HealthNet.
- Acceptable payment methods include Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.