Children and their families are offered a wealth of strategies and support. Parents and stakeholders can expect their child to receive active, direct treatment designed to improve the child’s ability to produce clear speech as well as understand and use language. The programs are intense yet engaging. Parental coaching and education are an integral part of the intervention plans and are provided by a Hanen certified parent-language coach. The Speech-Mechanic is continuously adding to a collection of sophisticated, effective tools that can get the job done. The following is a small preview of some of the dynamic services this agency provides for this age-group:
The Interactive Metronome (IM) is an assessment and training program that improves language, cognition, attention, and concentration. It contains challenging game-like features that are very engaging and it provides real time feedback.
Parent Coaching by Hanen Certified Therapist
The Speech Mechanic provides support to parents of young children (birth to 5 years of age) diagnosed with a language delay. Using evidence-based principles from "It Takes Two to Talk™ — The Hanen Program for Parents of Children with Language Delays, parents are given strategies to:
Recognize the child’s stage and style of communication
Motivate the child to interact and to keep interactions going,
Adjust everyday routines to help the child's communication skills
Tweak the way a parent interacts with her child in order to help the child understand and use language
Build the child's confidence and encourage communication
The SmartPalate System is a technology tool that provides instant visual feedback of the contact and makes it easy for a person to see sounds being formed on a computer monitor display. This gives the user the ability to self-monitor and self-correct.
The Speech-Mechanic uses research-based intervention programs such as the Sound Contrasts in Phonology. With an expansive database of over 2,000 pictures of words and a comprehensive collection of contrastive sound pairs, a child with speech sound disorders can easily receive effective individualized treatment.