Language disorders fall into three broad categories: receptive (understanding others), expressive (speaking, writing, and reading), and pragmatics (social use of language). Difficulties may arise in one, two, or all three of these areas.
A speech and language evaluation, incorporating your input and observations, will identify areas of weakness and determine goals for therapy.
"Dear Alida, What a wonderful gift God has given to us. You! The most wonderful things have happened to us since you came into our lives. Our little girl, F., has blossomed and is responding wonderfully to your teachings. Her eyes are brighter and her confidence has mushroomed. In your motherly, loving, and professional manner you have transformed her from a child that was lost into an eager and curious person.
"I look forward to our visits, and I must say, underneath your firmness F. recognizes the benefit of your persistence and enjoys her new found understanding.
"[We] cannot express our heartfelt thanks and our gratitude to you adequately enough. What you have done for our child we will never forget."
"I cannot thank you enough for all you have done to help E. with his speech development. In a few short months I have seen him go from a frustrated little guy
with limited vocabulary to a more confident and at-ease toddler who is interested in expressing himself verbally."
SLP Alida Engel's relevant training and experience for work with language disorders:
- Communication for Children with Learning and Language Disability
- Children's Language Disorders: Intervention in the School Setting
- Links to Language (Pam Payne, MS CCC-SLP)
- Reading and Language Comprehension (Dr. Marion Blank, PhD)
- Social Thinking (Michelle Garcia Winner, MS CCC-SLP)
- Executive Functioning (Sarah Ward, MS CCC-SLP)