Speech-language pathology is the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of communication related disorders. Speech-language pathologists, also referred to as speech and language therapists, speech therapists, or SLPs, obtain Master’s degrees and must pass a board exam. Speech-language pathologists are certified and highly trained professionals that work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. Because there are a plethora of speech and language disorders, some therapists are more specialized in particular areas of treatment and diagnoses than others. Speech-language pathologists are required to be licensed by the state. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is “a professional association for speech–language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally.” Samantha holds and maintains her ASHA certificate of clinical competence, commonly referred to as obtaining one’s “C’s.” CCC-SLP means that the individual maintains the level of excellence to hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology with ASHA.
At Bridge Therapy, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide the highest quality of services through individualized treatment plans built on compassion and clinical expertise. We believe in efficiency and effectiveness, yielding rapid improvements. We believe in quality over quantity, ensuring that our services are tailored toward achieving the desired outcomes for you or your loved one in the shortest period of time possible. At Bridge Therapy, we carefully select therapists that not only possess the highest skills and standards, but are also compassionate, kindhearted, and fun. Clients should always enjoy coming to therapy and should feel a personal connection to his or her therapist. At Bridge Therapy, we always look at the individual as a whole. Therefore, if we observe additional concerns beyond our scope of practice, we will address these concerns and provide any necessary referrals to ensure that you or your loved one receives all of the services needed to improve his or her quality of life.
Yes! At Bridge Therapy, we believe in a team approach. We work hard to achieve maximum results in the shortest period of time. Parents, spouses, and caregivers should always feel informed, respected and involved in the therapeutic process.
Individuals with a wide variety of communication concerns can benefit from speech-language pathology services, including those with speech or language disorders, learning disabilities, hearing impairments, pragmatic difficulties, and cognitive impairments.
If your child is a late talker, has difficulty following directions or answering questions, struggles to pronounce certain speech sounds, or if you suspect that he or she may have delayed speech or language skills for their age - it is best to contact a speech-language pathologist for an assessment of your child’s speech and language abilities. As children age, speech and language demands increase significantly. Children’s minds are like sponges, and the younger a child is, the more likely he or she is to absorb skills early and not require intervention as time passes. The longer one waits, the greater the expectations will be and the more a child may fall behind. Many children who receive speech-language therapy at a young age become strong communicators and highly academically successful. Early intervention will not only set your child up for success, but can be extremely financially beneficial in preventing the need for further costly interventions down the road.
The ability to communicate effectively is important at any age. Speech-Language Pathology helps adults bolster communication skills, enhances memory, and improves relationships. It benefits adults diagnosed with organic or functional voice disorders; neurological damage due to a stroke, trauma, accident, or infections; or neurological disorders.
At this time, we are a private pay practice with competitive and fair rates. We believe in therapy without limits, and have found that we have the opportunity to provide clients with the best level of care without restrictions. Many insurance companies do offer out-of-network benefits and we are more than happy to assist our clients in applying to receive such benefits. Furthermore, there are a variety of scholarship opportunities that can offset costs, depending on the child’s age and diagnosis. Because we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of therapy with the fastest possible results, we work hard to save our clients time and precious financial resources. Please call us for more details regarding rates and scholarship opportunities.
Tailored to You
Every person is unique. That’s why Bridge Therapy provides a custom, warm, and evidenced-based approach to therapy with an emphasis on bringing families closer through enhancement of communication.
We all have an innate need and desire to communicate. Speech-language therapy enhances our ability to use and understand speech and language, connect with others, and express ourselves.