Speech Language and Communication Therapy
ComKey Therapy focuses on the full range of human communications services. These services include speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing, fluency and other related disorders in individuals of all ages. A comprehensive ComKey Therapy service is accomplished through a formal and informal evaluation, diagnoses, and treatment.
Speech-Language and Hearing Screenings
Speech, Language and Hearing screenings are about 20-minutes long to identify if your child is developmentally appropriate in terms of their speech, language, or feeding skills. If your child qualifies for further evaluation, a Speech/Language Pathologist will assist you in scheduling a comprehensive speech and/or language evaluation.
Conditions We Treat and Services
Articulation Therapy and Assessment:
Clients with difficulty producing speech sounds come to ComKey for therapy. This includes the most common school-age problem, such as the lisp and /r/ production.
Voice Therapy and Assessment:
Clients who have prolonged vocal hoarseness come to therapy to learn how to use their voice nicely, without mistreating it. ComKey may also refer some clients to the ENT (ear, nose and throat doctor) to rule out any growths that can appear on the vocal chords from prolonged vocal abuse.
Language Therapy and Assessment:
ComKey therapists will assess and treat clients with delays in vocabulary and syntax/grammar or other language disorders.
Auditory Processing and Comprehension Deficits:
Clients who have difficulty understanding spoken language come to ComKey Therapy. Clients with auditory processing deficits have difficulty distinguishing and discriminating speech sounds. Clients with comprehension issues have difficulty with word meaning, sequencing skills and problem solving.
Pragmatic-Social Language Disorders:
These are clients who have difficulty using language properly in social contexts. These clients come to ComKey Therapy in order to learn how to greet others, introduce conversation, make eye contact, use proper body language, and other important social skills. (Includes: ADHD and Behavioral difficulties due to inability to express wants and needs.)
ComKey evaluates the problems that may affect the fluency of speech by identifying the emotional as well as the physical deficits which may contribute to the dysfluency.
Weak tongue and/or lip muscles can decrease the clarity of speech and inhibit feeding and/or swallowing. ComKey therapists employ oral activities such as blowing bubbles and whistles, using straws and chewing gum to strengthen these muscles. Also, clients may demonstrate difficulties coordinating the movement of structures in the mouth during speech. These difficulties are called apraxia. ComKey Therapy specializes in the treatment of apraxia which includes structured practice of speech movements.
Dysphagia and Feeding Therapy:
ComKey Therapists address the problems which may be important in preventing or eliminating nutritional concerns, growth concerns including failure to thrive, unsafe swallowing which may lead to aspiration, pneumonia and future poor eating habits/attitudes.
Carla Clark, MS CCC-SLPDirector of Therapy - CT
Speech Therapist - Texas
Speech Therapist - Connecticut
Shea KeeleySLPA - AAC Specialist
Rachel GerardIntern SLP