My children have been coming here since December of 2012. Between my kids and numerous appointments through the years they have worked with every SLP and OT that is employed here. The therapist doesn't always change like that, but I like for my children to get as much therapy time as possible and we are always picking up extra/fill in appointments with whomever is available.
We have been with OTG for 3 years now, and they have done wonders for both of our children. We have (or have had) them in speech, OT, PT and feeding therapy there.
We see multiple therapist here at Oceanside Therapy Group and absolutely love all of them. We see each discipline each week for two kids, so we've seen a lot of the therapists here. Everyone always remembers where my kids are at in their treatment and are beyond willing to accommodate anything I ask or for any extra appointments I feel they may benefit from.
Oceanside Therapy Group has been incredibly helpful for our two toddlers on the spectrum! They have helped me better understand autism and how to help my children both physically and emotionally. The receptionists and office staff are friendly and professional. They are pros at helping navigate our crazy schedule! I highly recommend Oceanside Therapy Group to anyone!
We love OTG! Both kids have received speech and occupational therapies since 2014 with a variety of therapists. All of the therapists here are so capable and constantly striving to evolve and improve their skills. Our daughter struggles with transitions and the therapists handle it with large amounts of patience and she always comes back at the end of her sessions saying that she had fun.
We were at Oceanside Therapy Group for about a year and a half, from Feb 2015 to June 206. My son went to physical therapy with Dr. Chris, occupational therapy with Ms. Sarah, and speech therapy and social speech group with Ms. Vanessa - so most of our week was spent up there. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this amazing place.
We've been going to Oceanside Therapy Group (OTG) since February 2011(when my son was 6 months old) till present. We started with just our older daughter receiving speech therapy, then both my oldest daughter and son (we have have a 7 month old too now).
My kids have been receiving speech and occupational therapy services since 2012. They love their time spent at OTG with their therapists. I love that I have seen my kids thrive and improve by leaps and bounds.
After six months of speech therapy with Rebekah Van Orden, Trey is in many ways a different child. Rebekah has provided him with the tools he needs to interact with children his own age.
Between 12-18 months, children frequently babble, understand simple directions, and typically say their first words. At two years old, they name pictures, understand simple questions, begin putting words together to make phrases and short sentences, and have a vocabulary of 200-300 words. By three years old, children are using 3-4 word sentences and have a vocabulary of 400+ words. But what happens when your child does not hit these speech and language benchmarks?
You or your child’s pediatrician may request a referral to a speech-language pathologist (SLP) for a speech/language evaluation. An SLP is a highly trained professional who evaluates and treats patients who have speech and/or language difficulties. At OTG, SLPs work with children with various disorders including speech and language delays, autism, cleft palate, deaf and hard of hearing, oral motor weakness, and swallowing issues.
During a speech/language evaluation, an SLP will assess the child to determine present levels of functioning in the areas of speech (articulation skills), receptive and expressive language, fluency, voice, play skills, and social skills. One or more tests may be administered to determine strengths and areas of need. Once the evaluation is completed, the SLP will determine if therapy services are warranted and make appropriate recommendations for specific areas to be addressed. Goals will be set to increase communication.
When services are indicated, a weekly therapy schedule is set for the child. Therapy services are typically recommended twice a week for 30 minutes but can vary depending on the recommendation made by the SLP. Speech/language therapy services provide direct treatment that can help the child make speech clearer, increase language skills and vocabulary, use longer sentences, improve listening skills, improve feeding skills, and increase strength in oral musculature. Speech/language therapy services are also available through the public school system as part of an Individualized Education Program or IEP. School based services are based on eligibility and children may receive school based services in addition to clinic based services.
Speech-language pathologists are professionals trained to help children most effectively and functionally communicate their wants and needs and manage the challenges of feeding and swallowing. Neuromotor and sensory-based techniques are utilized to compliment traditional speech therapies in order to promote improved language, speech, and feeding skills. The strategies used help to support progress across a variety of emotional conditions and ensure generalization and carry over into the home, school and in the community.
The speech therapy team at Oceanside Therapy Group can evaluate and treat the following skill areas:
- Receptive language skills
- Expressive language skills – articulation, fluency, voice
- Motor speech skills (apraxia, dysarthria)
- Pragmatic language and social skills
- Feeding and swallowing skills
- Oral-motor skills
- Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
Request an evaluation today to see how your child can benefit from the speech therapy services at Oceanside Therapy Group.