- Lidcombe Fluency Program
This program is a stuttering treatment for preschool age children. It uses a direct, behavioral approach in which parents are trained to provide treatment in the child’s everyday speaking situations. This treatment program was developed in Sydney, Australia and is scientifically based. Research has shown that this program has an immediate impact on stuttering and results in long-term maintenance of fluency. RHSC’s program is administered by a fluency expert trained and certified in this method.
- Phonological Awareness Training Program
Phonological awareness is knowledge of the sound system of our language. Different skills include rhyming, analyzing/blending sounds in words, and manipulating sounds in words. National research studies have shown that phonological awareness skills are important prerequisites to learning how to read and spell. This program is designed for children who are having difficulty acquiring phonological awareness skills or for children who are having difficulty learning to read.
- Spoken Language Processing Program
This program is is a unique evaluation and treatment approach based on Dr. Larry Medwetsky's framework of how one processes speech, comprehends information, and applies problem solving for purposes of learning and interacting with others. While evaluations are individualized, treatment is provided in small groups taught by an SLP or special education teacher. Treatment focuses on strategies for improved attention, listening and memory skills, as well as providing a focus on improving organization, higher level language, and self-advocacy skills. Any student who has received a diagnosis of a Spoken Language Processing Disorder or Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Receptive or Expressive Language Disorder, or who is experiencing disappointing academic success would benefit from this program. Click here to download the "Spoken Language" brochure
- The Day Care Speech-Language Contract Program
The Day Care Program offers on-site services to day care centers and nursery schools including: screenings for children referred by teachers, consultation and instruction to classroom staff, and speech therapy sessions at designated sites. The program currently serves more than thirty-five day care centers in Monroe and Wayne Counties.
- Accent Reduction and Dialect Remediation
This program is designed for individuals for whom English is their second Language. Therapy focuses on improving articulation of English sounds as well as English grammar and syntax.
Additional programs available for those who qualify through Early Intervention or school district guidelines.
- The T.A.A.L.K. (Teaching Age-Appropriate Language for Kids) Program
The T.A.A.L.K. Program provides early intervention services to youngsters 18 - 36 months of age who have speech and language delays. Funding for families and children who meet program guidelines is provided through the Monroe County Early Intervention Services Program. Parents learn ways to help their children at home by attending a classroom program with their children one morning per week and receiving individual services at home.
- Home Based Services Speech -Language Therapy
These services are offered by speech-language pathologists in the home, day-care, or nursery school setting. This program is funded when a send RHSC authorized by the school district or by Monroe County Early Intervention Services Program.
For More Information
- For a more complete description of the various speech-language services offered through RHSC, please click on the following: Children Brochure 2010
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