The amount and schedule of therapy is determined by a child’s unique needs; however, the majority of children respond well to a schedule of one to two times per week. Sessions range from 30-minute to one-hour time frames.
$90/hour (adjusted for shorter sessions)
Language Disorders of a school-aged child can be difficult to determine. Many times they manifest themselves in academic struggles. They may mask themselves as inattention, ambiguity or behavior trouble. Some children are referred for testing because they demonstrate one or several of the following indicators of a language disorder, or a language-based learning disability.
General Characteristics of Language disability
The American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) recognizes Speech/Language Pathologists as specialists to diagnose and treat language-based learning disabilities. This unique category of learning disabilities is described as the following:
Dyslexia is the specific learning problem that involves reading. There are two different kinds of dyslexia, non-language based and language based. The child with dyslexia has trouble almost exclusively with the written (or printed) word. The child who has dyslexia as part of a larger language learning disability (language based dyslexia) has trouble with both the spoken and the written word.
Teachers, parents, or school learning specialists are often the first to notice difficulties. For a child with language-based difficulties, getting help is the key to moving ahead successfully. A language therapist is able to evaluate a child, determine which areas are weak, develop goals based on an individual child’s profile as well as conduct weekly sessions to work on the language, reading and academic areas in question.