Speech Language Pathology

Our Speech Language Pathologists Work on the following:


Augmentative/Alternative Communication

Expressive / Receptive Language

Oral-Motor / Feeding

Social Skills


Our Team's Specialities & Training

PROMPT, an acronym for PROMPTS for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets, is a multidimensional approach to speech production disorders has come to embrace not only the well-known physical-sensory aspects of motor performance, but also its cognitive-linguistic and social-emotional aspects. PROMPT is about integrating all domains and systems towards positive communication outcome. It may be used (with varying intensity and focus) with all speech production disorders from approximately 6 months of age onward. To achieve the best outcome with PROMPT it should not be thought of or used mainly to facilitate oral-motor skills, produce individual sounds/phonemes or as an articulation program but rather as a program to develop motor skill in the development of language for interaction.

For more information, visit: http://www.promptinstitute.com/

HANEN training teaches how to facilitate parents’ involvement in their child’s early language intervention through teaching, coaching and scaffolding so that they can effectively apply the learning to everyday interactions with their child. HANEN’s program also teaches how to involve parents of children with autism to facilitate their child’s social and communication skills in everyday contexts, fulfilling the key criteria for effective early intervention for these children.

For more information, visit: http://www.hanen.org/Home.aspx

Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) is a therapeutic approach based on neurological and motor learning principles. The goal is to give individuals who are nonverbal or have limited verbal abilities a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves in any setting. LAMP focuses on giving the individual independent access to vocabulary on voice output AAC devices that use consistent motor plans for accessing vocabulary. Teaching of the vocabulary happens across environments, with multisensory input to enhance meaning, with the child’s interests and desires determining the vocabulary to be taught.

For more information, visit: http://www.aacandautism.com/lamp

The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is designed to teach functional communication skills with an initial focus on spontaneous communication. It has been and continues to be implemented in a variety of settings and contexts (home, school, community) so users have the skills to communicate their wants and needs. PECS is a method to teach young children or any individual with a communication impairment a way to communicate within a social context. Research has shown that many preschoolers using PECS also begin developing speech. Based on the current evidence base, PECS has been described as an emerging treatment shown to increase communication skills for individuals with ASD.

For more information, visit: http://www.pecsusa.com/pecs.php

Tri-County Therapy has a Certified Autism Specialist on staff that has received extensive training and continuing education in services related to individuals with Autism. Our Certified Autism Specialist is able to administer Autism screenings along with Speech Language Evaluations to help determine whether further testing in Autism is warranted. Our Certified Autism Specialist can also assist with treatment programs and family resources.

Tri-County Therapy has several Speech Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists with a background in ABA. Applied behavior analysis is the process of systematically applying interventions based upon the principles of learning theory to improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful degree, and to demonstrate that the interventions employed are responsible for the improvement in behavior.

The LiPS® Program teaches students to discover and label the oral-motor movements of phonemes. Students can then verify the identity, number, and sequence of sounds in words. Once established, phonemic awareness is then applied to reading, spelling, and speech.

For more information, visit: http://lindamoodbell.com/program/lindamood-phoneme-sequencing-program