Goals of speech/language services


Regulation, Engagement & Relatedness

Foundations for interacting and communicating.

Receptive Language & Processing

The ability to understand spoken or written information, including following directions and answering questions.

Expressive Language

The ability to communicate to express one's perceptions, ideas, feelings or intentions to others through expanded vocabulary and grammatical skills.


The production of speech sounds, voice, fluency and appropriate rhythm.

Oral Motor & Sensory Skills

The physical skills that impact a child's ability to produce speech and can affect feeding/eating habits.

Social Use of Language

The “how' and “why” one communicates, which is impacted by speaker-listener intentions and relations.

Play Skills

The combined use of language, thinking, reasoning and motor skills which is a child's natural medium of self expression.

Independence & Self Help

The development of a positive self-image through the improvement of functional skills such as feeding, dressing, grooming and task completion.