Diane Lewis, MA, CCC-SLP provides a full range of speech-language therapy services. She has expertise in the development of functional speech, language, auditory processing, communication / pragmatics / social, play, and reading skills.
Affect-Based Language Curriculum (ABLC)
This curriculum is the basis for the communication and language therapy at this office. It combines Floortime with developmental speech-language therapy. It helps the client develop a way to truly want to share ideas and to express them with instrinsicallly-driven, affect rich intent.
Beckman Oral-Motor Assessment And Intervention
Approach developed by Debra Beckman, MS, CCC-SLP as a way to evaluate and treat weakness (hypotonicity) throughout the oral-facial areas. Her protocol specifically examines: lips, cheeks, jaw, tongue and soft palate and their response to pressure and movement, range, strength, variety and control of movement. This is one of the "tools" to develop intelligible speech.
The PROMPT Method
Prompts For Restructuring Oral Musical Phonetic Targets that is part of a total therapeutic program incorporating language and pragmatics. The PROMPT is the state-f-the-art system to provide tactile cues for the child with oral and verbal dyspraxia.
Auditory processing disorders arise when the child hears the sound correctly at the level of the ear but has problems with the transmission of this sound up the nerve and across the left temporal lobe within the brain itself. This can impact listening, communication, and reading/decoding.
Series of step-wise procedures to follow when providing the child with a comprehensive feeding program.
Incorporation of yoga movement to help improve low muscle tone, balance and coordination, as well sensory issues. Yoga is just one of the many sensory-based techniques that facilitate the client's ability to benefit most optimally from the session.
The implementation of gestures, sign language, photographs, communication boards with icons, and voice output “talkers” to supplement the child’s communicative attempts. The use of these visuals positively impact the child's success with communication, ideation/play, attention, engagement, and, speech development.
Horn, Straw And Bubble Programs
Programs all help to strengthen specific muscles needed to support respiration, phonation and articulation. These protocols are a part of the bigger comprehensive program to develop speech skills.