Speech Therapy

Speech/Language Therapy Programs

Speech Therapy
Wilson Reading Program
Individual Resource, School Intervention and Advocacy
Specific Skills Therapy
Fast ForWord Family of Products
Interactive Metronome
Interventions and Reading Help
Individual Resource, School Intervention and Advocacy

 

CHSL offers the following programs:

Speech Therapy

A speech disorder refers to a problem with the actual production of sounds, whereas a language disorder refers to a difficulty understanding or putting words together to communicate ideas. Speech therapy helps with difficulties producing sounds in syllables or saying words incorrectly, problems with the pitch, volume, or quality of the voice, difficulties understanding or processing language or difficulty putting words together, limited vocabulary, or inability to use language in a socially appropriate way.


Wilson Reading Program

Recommended for elementary students and older who have not internalized sounds and word structure, the Wilson Reading Program directly and systematically teaches students how to fluently and accurately decode. Through its interactive and multisensory approach, total word construction not just phonics is taught. Students learn to encode (spell) as they learn to decode. Available in our Denver facility.

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Specific Skills Therapy:

Speech, Language and Aural Rehabilitation For ages 2 years to adult. Our staff develops an individualized therapy to address specific needs of our clients. Therapy may be centered on reading and language and/or tasks may involve development of strategies for coping and compensating in adverse conditions, memory techniques, working on context derived vocabulary, etc. Exercises are geared to improve attention and awareness, discrimination of frequency and intensity and to integrate information from various specialized centers of the brain.


Fast ForWord Family of Products

Fast ForWord is a remarkable, time-tested therapy strategy. On average, children increase their reading level by 8 to 12 months in 40 days. The Fast ForWord program benefits all learners from special education through gifted/talented. Second language learners can increase their English rapidly. For ages 4 years to adult. This adaptive computer program is recommended
for individuals with delays in speech and language development, reading difficulties and timing issues that are affecting speech comprehension. The software increases or decreases in difficulty based on the student’s progress, creating a program that is challenging and rewarding. The exercises use sounds and discrimination tasks to develop the student’s syntactic and semantic skills. Immediate corrective feedback is given
before continuing an exercise. Available for at-home use or any other location with internet connection.

Reading Assistant

An adjunct to the Fast ForWord programs, Reading Assistant combines individual clinical support with state-of-the-art technology to help individuals strengthen their reading fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.


Interactive Metronome (IM)

For children and adults. Interactive Metronome is a brain-based assessment and treatment program developed to directly improve the processing abilities that affect attention, motor planning and sequencing. Participants are instructed to synchronize hand and foot exercises to a reference tone heard through head phones. The software provides feedback on timing accuracy. It has been shown to improve attention, coordination and timing for individuals with sensory processing difficulties. It can also be used to enhance timing skills of athletes and musicians. Available through our Denver clinic or for in-home use.

Carlos Mitchell was able to improve his reading and language skills with Interactive Metronome therapy. His speed and accuracy of processing increased, and as a side benefit, it also helped him in his swim meets.

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Reading Intervention Programs

Wilson Reading Prgram
Recommended for elementary students and older who have not internalized sounds and word structure, the Wilson Reading Program directly and systematically teaches students how to fluently and accurately decode. Through its interactive and multisensory approach, total word construction not just phonics is taught. Students learn to encode (spell) as they learn to decode.

Available in our Denver facility.


Individual Resource, School Intervention and Advocacy

These services have been developed for preschool and school aged children through the college years. Often, families don't understand the process of receiving services through the school systems or they don't know where to turn and how to proceed. Knowledgeable parents provide better parenting! The terminology of IEP's, IFSP's, 504 Plans, and other service plans can be very confusing. Parents often don't understand their abilities to influence the services their child receives. Our staff works with each family individually, and may attend meetings/assessment conferences or other appointments with the family or child to assure appropriate supports. We help families access services and community resources available through public funds, give families access to information to assist in planning for their family's needs, provide support continuation/scope of services from screening - to assessment - to therapy - and then ultimately - to daily life. These services are paid for through fees-for-services. Available in our Denver facility.

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A speech issue refers to difficulties in the actual production of sounds, whereas a language issue refers to difficulties understanding or putting words together to communicate ideas.

Speech / Language Therapy