Auditory, Speech and Language Therapy Services

Island Wide Speech offers therapy, screenings, and evaluations across the following diagnoses and difficulties:

* Individual, group, home healthcare, and telehealth (Skype) therapy services provided

What is Auditory Oral Therapy?

Auditory oral therapy focuses on utilizing both hearing and speech to develop spoken language for children with hearing loss, auditory processing disorders, and other listening challenges. American Sign Language is not used in the auditory oral approach, however, natural gestures that are used in typical conversation are included.

What is PROMPT Therapy?

PROMPT, an acronym for Physically Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets, is a multidimensional approach to speech production disorders has come to embrace not only the well-known physical-sensory aspects of motor performance, but also its cognitive-linguistic and social-emotional aspects. PROMPT is about integrating all domains and systems towards positive communication outcome. It may be used (with varying intensity and focus) with all speech production disorders from approximately 6 months of age onward (

What is Lee Silverman Voice Therapy?

LSVT improves vocal loudness by stimulating the muscles of the voice box (larynx) and speech mechanism through a systematic hierarchy of exercises. Focused on a single goal speak loud. The treatment improves respiratory, laryngeal and articulatory function to maximize speech intelligibility. The treatment does not train people for shouting or yelling; rather, LSVT uses loudness training to bring the voice to an improved, healthy vocal loudness with no strain. (

What is PECS?

The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) begins by teaching an individual to give a single picture of a desired item or action to a communicative partner who immediately honors the exchange as a request. The system goes on to teach discrimination of pictures and how to put them together in sentences. In the more advanced phases, individuals are taught to use modifiers, answer questions and comment. The primary goal of PECS is to teach functional communication. Research has shown that some learners using PECS also develop speech. Others may transition to a speech generating device (SGD). (