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We'll Help Your Child Overcome Their Speech Impediments

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Get your child the help they need to overcome speech impediments through Family Focus Speech Therapy in Avondale, Arizona. Our experienced and compassionate therapists work with children of all ages on a number of issues, including vocabulary development, speech delays, and accent reduction. Contact us today to schedule a free screening. Our services include:

•    Early Intervention
•    Articulation Therapy
•    Vocabulary Development
•    Accent Reduction
•    Fluency Therapy
•    Receptive Language Delay
•    Expressive Language Delay
•    Social Skills Training
•    Pragmatic Skills Training

Early Intervention

Is your child a late talker? Is your child not meeting their language milestones? Do you suspect autism?  Early intervention involves getting services for your child as soon as a delay is noticed.  To help increase language skills.  The earlier your child receives speech and language intervention the better.  At Family Focus Speech Therapy, LLC we use engaging evidence based practices to help decrease unwanted behaviors and increase communication skills. 

Articulation Therapy

Do you or others have difficulty understanding the words your child says?  Does your child tantrum or become frustrated when others ask him/her to repeat?  At Family Focus Speech Therapy, LLC we use a variety therapeutic techniques to help increase your child’s intelligibility (the amount of words your child says that are understood by others). We use traditional articulation approaches and PROMPT techniques.  Our sessions are engaging and interesting. 

Vocabulary Development

Does your child have a limited vocabulary?  Is your child using gestures or pointing to communicate?  Does your child continue to speak using single words or short phrases?  Does your child have difficulty writing in complete sentences or stories in class?  Does your child have a difficult time answering questions after reading a story?  At Family Focus Speech Therapy, LLC we use a variety of evidence based therapeutic techniques to increase your child’s speaking vocabulary and academic skills in the classroom. 

Accent Reduction

Do you feel your accent is too strong?  Have you thought about lessening your accent for work?  Are there words you find difficult to pronounce because of your accent?  At Family Focus Speech Therapy we use a variety of evidenced based techniques to increase your intelligibility (the amount of words others understand you speak). 

Fluency Therapy

Does your child repeat parts of words (b-b-b ball), prolongations (bbbbball), stopping (______ball), insertions (um, um, um), whole word repetitions (ball, ball, ball), multi word repetitions (the ball, the ball)?  Does your child have secondary characteristics (tension in mouth, tension in neck, tapping hands, uses body to force the words out) combined with the dysfluent (bumpy speech).  Family Focus Speech Therapy, LLC we not only work on decreasing the dysfluent speech (bumpy speech) we also work on increasing confidence.  We work on decreasing the negative feelings associated with dysfluent speech (bumpy speech). 

Receptive Language Delay

Does your child have a difficult time understanding questions and stories?  Does your read and have a difficult time answering questions related to the story you previously read?  Are there words your child has a difficult time understanding?  After reading poetry, do you have a hard time interpreting the meaning of the passage you just read?  These could be signs of a receptive language delay.  At Family Focus speech therapy we are able to accurately evaluate and treat receptive language delay. 

Expressive Language Delay

Does your child have a difficult time retelling a story or answering questions?  Does your child speak using a limited vocabulary and short choppy sentences?  Does your child sound younger? Is your child unable to participate in a conversation?  Is your child unable retell a story create a story on their own? These could be signs of an expressive language delay.  At Family Focus speech therapy we are able to accurately evaluate and treat expressive language delay. 

Social Skills Training

Does your child have very few friends?  Is your child unable read social cues?  Does your child have a difficult time recognizing emotions in others?  Does your child have a difficult time regulating their own emotions?  Does your child have literal thinking or a difficult time finding humor in jokes?  Your child may need assistance with increasing their social skills.  Your child may have difficult time interpreting the nuances of social interaction.  Family Focus Speech Therapy, LLC uses Social Thinking Principles and curriculum to help teach socially expected behaviors. 

Pragmatic Skills Training

Does your child have a difficult time participating in conversation?  Does your child have difficulty answering questions? Does your child repeat words and phrases spoken to them?  These could be signs of pragmatic difficulty.  Family Focus Speech Therapy, LLC uses evidence based practice to help teach pragmatic skills.


Individualized Therapy

Your child is unique and so are the speech challenges they face. We'll start by sitting down and discussing the issues you and your child face, then do testing that may include recording your child speaking and pronouncing words. Based on the discussion and testing, we'll develop a program that is tailored specifically to the needs of your child. We have experience working with children with a diagnosis of autism.


Experienced Professionals

Many hospitals and clinics have a waiting list of as long as six months for speech therapy patients and schools often don't have the staff to work with additional needs of your child. Family Focus Speech Therapy is scheduled to begin treating clients July 1, 2016. We will begin accepting registrations from potential clients as soon as May 1, 2016.