Speech Language Therapy
Our speech language team is comprised of many highly-skilled pathologists all of whom have Master’s Degrees in communication development and disorders. In addition, all of our therapist either have or are working towards their North Carolina licensure and national accreditation by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (Certificate of Clinical Competence).
Our speech language team has expertise in assessment and treatment of individuals from birth through early adulthood with a wide variety of communication needs and diagnosis including:
- Receptive and Expressive Language Delays
- Pragmatic Language Concerns
- Articulation and Phonological Delays and Disorders
- Childhood Apraxia of Speech
- Feeding and Swallowing Concerns
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication
As well as communication impairments related to primary impairments such as:
- Down Syndrome
- Hearing Impairment/Loss
- Learning Disabilities
- Cognitive Disabilities
Our educational/functional support team is comprised of many highly-skilled individuals all of whom have a minimum of an undergraduate degree with coursework in education. In addition, all of team members have Infant Toddler Family Services (ITFS) certification from the state of North Carolina.
Community Based Rehabilitative Services (CBRS.) is developmental intervention uniquely designed to enhance cognitive, physical, behavioral, self-help, social-emotional, and language skills. This rehabilitative therapy for infants and toddlers is “play with a purpose.” CBRS is one service available to support children and families from birth to age three who have been determined eligible by the Children’s Developmental Services Agency (CDSA) for the North Carolina Infant Toddler Program. Visit North Carolina Early Intervention for more information on the CDSA in your area and the NC Infant Toddler program.
For children over 3 years-of-age, Chitter Chatter also offers support with functional needs, school readiness, and early academic skills in your home or in their preschool/childcare environment with the aim to improve participation and performance across all areas of development.
Occupational and Physical Therapy
Chitter Chatter hopes to provide OT and PT support in the future
Occupational therapy addresses children’s functional independence within their environments. Targets may include:
- fine motor control/coordination
- visual motor integration
- sensory processing
- sensory integration
- self-help skills
- use of adaptive equipment
Physical therapy addresses children’s gross motor skill development including:
- Motor planning
- Body awareness