Individual Speech and Language Therapy
Speech and language therapy sessions are provided in a natural environment (home, community facility). By offering services in a natural environment, there is the potential for easy carryover of skills. Additionally, there is often an increase in family/caregiver involvement with at-home sessions. Active family involvement assists with progress.
Our sessions are 60 minutes long. Of those 60 minutes, 45 minutes address specific speech and language goals and the last 15 minutes are for discussion. We design our therapy programs to meet the specific needs of the client. Speech and language therapy services are for children and adults. No two therapy programs are alike.
Speech and Language Evaluations
Speech and language evaluations are comprehensive and take place in a natural environment. The evaluation session includes a thorough interview with the client and/or the family/caregiver, assessment of all speech and language skills, and discussion of the assessment results. For more information, read What to Expect During a Pediatric Speech and Language Evaluation and What to Expect During an Adult Speech and Language Evaluation.
Telepractice sessions are used for the following purposes: accent modification, counseling, speech-language evaluations and treatment, speech-language screenings, and collaboration with related professionals. We use a free and encrypted platform to provide the services. By doing so, we can see our clients in real-time. In addition, we can record the interactions for future review (with written permission) and share content from our computer screen to theirs.
Accent modification is an elective service and is not considered therapy. Although everyone has an accent, only some individuals may choose to modify it. For example, individuals may select accent modification based on their professional or educational goals. Our accent modification services aim to improve the English pronunciation of those with regional or foreign accents. Following a comprehensive evaluation, we will develop a program to meet the client’s specific needs. No two programs are alike.
For more information regarding accent modification, please visit the ASHA website.
Workshops and Presentations
Courtney Caruso, M.S., CCC-SLP has experience providing workshops and presentations on many topics related to speech and language therapy and communication development and disorders. Workshops and presentations are designed to meet the needs of the target audience, which may include students, healthcare professionals, caregivers, and/or educational staff. For a complete list of workshops and presentations that have been done to date, please check out Courtney Caruso’s professional portfolio.