Speech-Language Pathology

Thinking Organized offers speech and language services for children and adolescents. Our speech-language pathologists work with clients to improve their ability to effectively communicate at home, school and with peers.

We provide treatment for individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), executive functioning deficits, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), dyslexia, Developmental Delay, intellectual disabilities, language processing difficulties, and diagnosed, or undiagnosed, learning challenges.

Our team of licensed and certified speech-language pathologists evaluate and treat communication disorders including:  

    • Receptive/expressive language disorders
    • Auditory processing disorders
    • Executive functioning/Cognitive communication disorders
    • Articulation and phonological disorders
    • Social pragmatic disorders
    • Fluency/stuttering disorders
    • Voice disorders
    • Written language disorders
    • Reading disorders

We offer consultations, comprehensive evaluations, and individualized treatment services.

 

Disorder Descriptions

    • Receptive/expressive language disorders: A receptive or expressive language disorder occurs when a person has trouble understanding others (receptive language), or producing thoughts and ideas completely (expressive language).
    • Auditory processing disorders: Auditory processing disorders affect the way the brain processes auditory information. Individuals with auditory processing disorders have difficulty understanding speech in noisy environments, following directions, and discriminating between similar-sounding speech sounds.
    • Executive functioning/ cognitive communication disorders: Cognitive communication disorders  may include difficulty with: organizing thoughts, sustaining attention, remembering and recalling information, planning, and/or problem-solving.
    • Articulation and phonological disorders: Individuals with articulation or phonological disorders have difficulty producing speech sounds correctly.
    • Social pragmatic disorders: A social pragmatic disorder is defined by difficulty with the social use of verbal and nonverbal communication. Social pragmatic skills include adjusting language based on situation, setting, or person, following rules for conversation, using appropriate body language or facial expressions and correct tone/intonation.
    • Fluency/stuttering disorders: Stuttering is the interruption in the flow of speaking characterized by repetitions of syllables or words, prolongations of sounds, or blocks of airflow or voicing during speech.
    • Voice disorders: Voice disorders occur when vocal quality, pitch, and loudness are atypical based on an individual’s age, gender, cultural background, or geographic location.
    • Written language disorders: Dysgraphia, or specific impairments in writing, include: visuospatial  difficulties (inaccurate letter spacing, trouble copying text or writing on a line), fine motor challenges (using a pencil, typing), spelling or handwriting issues, grammar and usage problems, and/or challenges with the organization of written language (sequencing narratives, sentence formulation).
    • Reading disorders: (e.g., dyslexia)  Individuals with reading disorders have difficulty reading age-level text usually resulting from impaired phonological awareness and/or visual processing skills.
Erica MechlinskiSpeech-Language Pathology