Prism Speech ATX is a private therapy clinic serving Austin and the Greater Central Texas area. We specialize in oral motor based therapy to treat speech disorders, tongue thrust/lisp, and feeding. We do not accept insurance at this time. For private pay rates and monthly package rates, contact us at email@example.com
We offer therapy to treat disorders/delays including:
- Receptive/Expressive Language Delays
- Articulation/Speech Delays
- Apraxia of Speech
- Feeding/Picky Eating
- Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder (OMD)/ Tongue Thrust
- Social/Pragmatic Language Disorders
Receptive/Expressive Language Delay:
A language delay is when your child has difficulty understanding and/or using spoken language. This might look like a limited vocabulary, difficulty putting words together to make simple sentences, explaining events, or difficulty following directions.
Speech disorders is an umbrella term referring to any difficulty with motor production or phonological representation of speech sounds (articulation). The child can be difficult to understand, especially to new people, and cannot produce age appropriate speech sounds like K, G, F, V, L, SH and CH.
Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS):
A neurological childhood speech sound disorder in which the accuracy and consistency of movements are without any underlying reason such as abnormal reflexes or abnormal tone. CAS may occur as a result of neurological impairment, in association with complex neurobehavioral.
Picky eating and feeding difficulties can stem from sensory and/or oral motor delays (muscles of the mouth are not functioning to properly chew and swallow food adequately). Children that have feeding issues accept less than 20 types of food by 12 months old, avoid foods in a specific food group or texture, and swallow with minimal chewingor swallow food pieces whole. Pocketing food and holding food in mouth are also indicators that child is having difficulty with age appropriate eating skills.
Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder (OMD)/ Tongue Thrust:
Orofacial Myology is the study and treatment of the muscles as they relate to speech, dentition, eating/chewing, swallowing, sleep and overall mental and physical health. Oral motor exercises are used to improve resting tongue posture, change to mature swallow pattern for eating and drinking, and retrain tongue, jaw, and lips for correct placement for speech sounds.
Social/Pragmatic Language Disorders:
Children struggling with the back-and-forth of conversation, staying on-topic when being asked questions or in conversation, telling about past experiences in a way listeners can understand, or having difficulties making or keeping friends may have a pragmatic or social language disorder. This may or may not be associated with a diagnosis of autism.
Frequent repetitions of sounds, syllables and words that interfere with communication and lead the child to become frustrated and embarrassed and to speak less, change what they want to say, or to avoid talking in certain situations are indicators of stuttering.