At Clackamas Speech, we have a 15 year track record of techniques to inspire positive results in all of our clients. We utilize innovative and clinically sound treatment methods and specialize in the following areas of therapy. Please contact us to consult with our speech-language pathologists about any of the therapies listed below to help treat your child or loved one's speech-language needs.
Speech Disorder Therapy
A speech disorder is often due to speech sound production mistakes which occur at certain ages. Each sound develops and is produced correctly at different age ranges. Speech sound disorders involve problems with articulation or making sounds. Phonological process disorders involve patterns of errors in sound production.
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD) involve a variety of behaviors and patterns created by inappropriate muscle function and habits involving the tongue, lip, jaw, and face. Tongue thrust is the most common orofacial myofunctional disorder.
Expressive-Receptive Language Disorder Therapy
When a person has trouble understanding others (receptive language), or sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings completely (expressive language), then he or she has a language disorder. This can be the result of something medical in nature or have no known cause.
As speech-language pathologists, we utilize equine (riding a horse) movement to facilitate the physiologic systems that support speech and language for both children and adults. Hippotherapy, when combined with other standard speech-language intervention strategies, we can generate effective remediation of communication disorders and promote very positive functional communication outcomes.*
*We evaluate each potential client on an individual basis to determine the appropriateness of hippotherapy as a treatment strategy. We work closely with the horse professional to manipulate various aspects of the horses movement, position, management style, equipment, and types of activities to generate effective remediation protocols and to promote functional outcomes.