Thank you true potential for giving my child the ability to be understood! Your staff is amazing, patient, and well educated! You have given the gift of speech to my child and that is something we are extremely grateful for! Your expertise and compassion are above and beyond!
~ Parent of apraxic student [more testimonials]
The goal of each of our speech language pathologists is to aid every client in developing the skills necessary to effectively communicate with others in their daily environment. Upon the completion of an individualized speech and language plan, clients will have a solid foundation for future academic learning and professional growth.
Our speech language pathologists evaluate and treat both children and adults with communication difficulties. We provide services in a wide variety of areas, including:
Accent Reduction (AR)
Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)
Expressive Language (Spoken Language)
Receptive Language (Understanding of Language)
Speech Sound Disorders (Articulation/Phonology)
This short, informal interaction will allow our speech language pathologist to determine if a full evaluation is necessary.
A screen typically lasts 30-45 minutes.
An initial evaluation typically consists of 1-2 hours of both formal and informal testing. A consultation will be provided to discuss results, and if therapy is recommended we will begin collaborating on a plan of action specific to the client’s wants and needs. We believe acquiring a complete understanding of a client’s strengths, as well as key areas of concern, is essential to providing effective therapy.
Therapy Plan of Action
Each client is unique and we believe that each therapy plan should be tailored to the specific needs of the individual. Our speech language pathologists will work closely with the client and/or parents to develop realistic and achievable goals.
Signs of an Articulation Disorder
An articulation disorder occurs when a person has difficulty making the sounds in words. They may substitute, delete, add, or change sounds in a word. These errors will make it more difficult to be understood.
- Saying “wabbit” for “rabbit"
- Saying “thun” for “sun”
- Saying “fum” for “thumb”
- Saying “dis” for “this”
An articulation disorder may be present if errors continue past the expected age.
Signs of a Phonological Disorder
A phonological disorder occurs when there is a pattern to the sound errors a child is making. These are known as phonological processes and can make speech extremely difficult to understand.
- Saying “tup” for “cup”
- Saying “nana” for “banana”
- Saying “poon” for “spoon”
- Saying “pig” for “big”
Use the links below for more information on different types of phonological processes and the ages in which they should disappear.
Apraxia of speech is a motor speech disorder. It occurs when the message from the brain doesn't transmit properly to tell your mouth how to move to form the sounds of language. The individual knows what they would like to say, but cannot form the sounds to the words they want to communicate.
True Potential Education knows apraxia. We are equipped to assess, diagnose and create an individualized plan for people of all ages.