Welcome to Knospe-Lerncenter, your partner in enhancing communication and language skills.
Speech-Language Pathology is a field focused on evaluating, diagnosing, and treating speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) work with individuals who have difficulty with communication or swallowing, improving their ability to speak, understand, read, write, and swallow effectively
Our SLPs are dedicated to helping individuals of all ages overcome speech and language challenges. At Knospe-Lerncenter, we believe in the power of effective communication and its impact on overall quality of life.
Our highly skilled SLPs at Knospe-Lerncenter utilize evidence-based techniques to assess and address speech disorders, language delays, articulation problems, and more. We offer personalized therapy sessions designed to improve communication, social interaction, and overall confidence.
Our services cater to a wide age range, from infancy through adulthood. We believe in the importance of addressing speech and language issues at any stage of life, offering personalized therapy plans for each age group.
We offer in-clinic services at our multiple locations and also provide telehealth services for clients who prefer or require remote assistance. This flexibility ensures accessibility to our services regardless of geographical constraints.
Telehealth services in SLP offer convenience, flexibility, and accessibility, especially for clients in remote areas or those with mobility challenges.
Our telehealth services adhere to the same high standards as our in-clinic services. We use secure, high-quality video conferencing tools and tailor our strategies to suit the online format, ensuring effective and engaging therapy sessions. Research indicates that teletherapy can be as effective as in-person therapy for many but not all speech and language disorders.1Grogan-Johnson, S., et al. (2013). A pilot exploration of speech sound disorder intervention delivered by telehealth to school-age children. International Journal of Telerehabilitation, 5(1), 31-42.
Speech and language disorders are diagnosed through a comprehensive assessment by an SLP. This involves a detailed evaluation of the individual’s communication abilities, which may include standardized tests, observations, and interviews with the individual and, as applicable, their family.
Standardized assessments we commonly use include:
- Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals (CELF-5, CELF-5 Metalinguistics, CELF Preschool-3)
- Goldman-Fristoe Test of Articulation (GFTA-3)
- Khan-Lewis Phonological Analysis (KLPA-3)
- Receptive-Expressive Emergent Language Test (REEL)
- Kaufman Speech Praxis Test (KSPT)
- Children’s Communication Checklist (CCC-2)
SLPs treat a wide range of communication and swallowing disorders. This includes but is not limited to speech disorders like articulation, fluency (stuttering), and voice disorders; language disorders in understanding and expressing language; social communication disorders; cognitive-communication disorders; and swallowing disorders (dysphagia).
A typical speech therapy session varies based on the individual’s needs. It may include activities to improve speech sounds, language development exercises, training in alternative communication methods, or swallowing therapy. Sessions are often interactive and can involve games, reading, talking, or using technology-assisted devices.2Bowen, C. (2015). Children’s speech sound disorders. John Wiley & Sons.
The duration to see improvements varies greatly depending on the individual’s age, the nature and severity of the disorder, and the frequency of therapy. Some individuals may show progress within a few months, while others may require longer-term therapy.3Paul, R., & Norbury, C. F. (2012). Language disorders from infancy through adolescence: Listening, speaking, reading, writing, and communicating. Elsevier Health Sciences.
LP services, while effective independently, greatly benefit from collaboration with OT and ABA. SLP focuses on communication and swallowing disorders, and these areas often overlap with the behavioral goals in ABA and the sensory-motor skills addressed in OT. In fact, our Head of Pediatric Speech Services is dually certified as a behavior analyst and a speech pathologist. We also coordinate with OT and ABA professionals to provide a comprehensive therapy approach, enhancing the overall effectiveness of our interventions. However, we also offer SLP services independently, tailored to specific communication needs.