Peninsula Associates evaluates and treats children of all ages with a wide range of speech, communication and learning needs. Parental involvement is key for any child's program to be successful. Our clinicians communicate regularly with parents to ensure that their child is doing well in therapy and at home. Our goal is to help children become happier, more successful and more interactive at home, at school and with friends.
We design programs to correct specific sounds as well as to improve overall speech intelligibility. Individualized articulation programs are developed to help with:
We utilize a variety of approaches in treating both the child and adult stutterer to promote fluent/controlled speech and improve self-confidence. For younger children, clinicians often provide indirect modeling of fluency-shaping strategies as well as parent counseling. Peninsula Associates offers support and practice groups that provide a comfortable environment to practice techniques during role-playing, script reading or sharing everyday experiences. We encourage participation in motivation and local stuttering self-help support organizations.
We provide language therapy to clients of all ages. Our goal is to increase an individual's understanding and use of language. Individual and group programs are available to work on:
In addition to verbal language, we use any and all strategies to "jump start" language. Many clinicians are knowledgeable and trained in the use of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), schedule boards, communication books and augmentative-alternative communication devices. Some clinicians use American Sign Language or Signing Exact English. Bilingual/bicultural staff members provide all bilingual assessment and treatment.
We offer programs that build and enhance academic skills to increase school success. Special summer programs are available to maintain and improve skills. Areas of specialty include
Peninsula Associates provides communication services for individuals with hearing impairment and deafness. Many of our clinicians have experience with:
We offer 1:1 pragmatic therapy that focuses on promoting social awareness to improve:
New behaviors are taught through structured lessons, role-playing, and home assignments. Examples of lessons might include:
We provide therapy activities to establish and maintain good vocal hygiene for:
Examination by an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist may be required before voice therapy can proceed.
We provide services that can help correct disorders of the muscles and functions of the face and mouth. These disorders can affect breastfeeding, facial growth, chewing, swallowing, speech, stability of orthodontic treatment, oral hygiene, facial esthetics, and more.
At Peninsula Associates, our highly trained feeding therapists develop individualized programs to help children with a variety of feeding difficulties.
Therapy programs may target: