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 therapists have 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:
Speech Language Services
- 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
- Down Syndrome
- Hearing Impairment/Loss
- Learning Disabilities
- Cognitive Disabilities
Educational & Functional Support
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.
Chitter Chatter provides educational support to children and their families by offering consultative services for school planning, school meetings and record reviews. Consultative services are available to parents to interpret school paperwork as well as advocate for school services or supplement school services in the areas of speech therapy, academic support, testing referrals and testing result interpretation. Developmental Therapy can also be provided beyond the age of three years old for families wishing to continue services after aging out of state supported Early Intervention Programs.
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.
All of our Developmental Therapy services are provided within the child’s natural environment as part of each family’s daily routines and activities. Natural environments are settings that are natural or normal for the child’s age peers who have no disabilities. When services take place in the natural environment, children learn in places where they can generalize information easily. We provide services in the home, childcare center or other natural environments such as the park or playground.
- Play therapy with the child during his / her most significant period of development
- Parent education so parents can fully support their child in their development to meet his/her fullest potential
- Focus on integration of conceptual skills, motor skills, language skills, and social-emotional skills through play in the child’s natural environment
- Support and integration of additional therapies including physical, occupational and speech language therapy
- Family support
- Specialized instruction for developmental milestones