Frequently Asked Questions

How do you treat speech and language disorders?
At CTK, we use a wide variety of strategies.  For example, we have extensive experience in behavior modification techniques (often referred to as “ABA”) to address children who need to learn appropriate behavior skills.  We use visual supports (e.g., using picture-exchange) for children who “think in pictures” or are not yet able to speak.  Our SLPs are skilled in using multi-modality approaches, such as physical prompts, visual feedback, and oral-motor strategies to facilitate speech (articulation) skills.  And, we use a number of nationally-recognized programs to address auditory processing and reading skills.

However, at CTK, we also believe that there is no one single strategy that is able to meet every child’s needs.  Excellent diagnostics, years of experience, and extensive continuing education are essential in order to develop a plan that meets each child’s needs.  Most importantly, it is the rapport and trust that we build with our families and their children that facilitates success. 


How frequently will my child attend speech therapy?  How long is each session?

The frequency and length of therapy sessions varies according to the child’s individual needs, including his/her ability to participate in therapy, severity of the disorder, and the number of issues that need to be addressed.

For how long will my child need therapy?                                                        
The length of time a child may require therapy varies according to the child’s individual needs.  For example, a child with a simple articulation issue may need therapy for only a few months.  For children who have language and speech issues, they may require many months or even years of therapy.  While there is no way to predict how long a child will need speech therapy, parents may facilitate faster progress by:


  • bringing their child to therapy regularly – missing therapy sessions disrupts the child’s ability to learn new skills and interferes with carryover
  • working with their child throughout the week as per the SLP's recommendations and attending at least part of every session to learn the strategies/techniques that work best with their child