Speech and Language Evaluations and Therapeutic Services
Services will be provided through the Just Kids Diasuostic and Treatment Center.
The Just Kids Speech and Language department recognizes the importance of early intervention birth to five years of age. The Speech and Language department works closely with a multidisciplinary team of professionals to identify and provide intervention and remediation to children who have been diagnosed with a speech and language disorder.
Services are provided through the Just Kids Diagnostic and Treatment Center both individually and in groups as mandated by each child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). These services include the remediation of articulation/phonology, receptive and expressive language, auditory processing, voice, fluency, feeding, audiological concerns, and aural rehabilitation. Just Kids offers full audiological services on site at Middle Island.
The Speech and Language department is proud to offer therapists that are all New York State certified and trained in PROMPT therapy, PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System), high and low tech devices, a flex feeding program (Food and Language Explorers) and bilingual (Spanish) services.
All of the speech and language therapists hold a teacher certification as “teacher of the speech and hearing handicapped” or teacher of students with speech and language disabilities”. Therapists work closely with parents to ensure parent involvement at all levels.
Audiological Evaluations and Services
Just Kids Diagnostic and Treatment Center offers hearing screening and assessment for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school age children and adults.
Screening for newborns is available on-site. The screening is simple and pain free and can be done while the infant is resting. The purpose of hearing screening is to detect hearing loss important to speech recognition.
School age children should be screened periodically. Adult screening is also available.