Speech & Language Therapy

Welcome to Speech and Language Therapy where we specialize in addressing a wide range of communication challenges in children. From expressive and receptive language to pragmatics, fluency, articulation, voice, resonance, oral motor, literacy and executive functioning, our program is tailored to meet the unique needs of each child. Led by skilled Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs), we prioritize family involvement and integrate evidence-based interventions to target various aspects of communication development. Through purposeful activities, we focus on enhancing speech and language skills, sensory processing, oral motor planning, adaptive play skills, behavior, and social skills. Our ultimate aim is to empower children with the necessary tools to effectively integrate their learned skills into their daily lives.

Areas of Specialization

Expressive Language Support
    • We help your child express themselves clearly and confidently, ensuring they can communicate effectively with others, supporting both analytic and gestalt language processors.
Receptive Language
    • Helping your child understand others and follow instructions.
    • Working with your child to improve overall speech intelligibility.
    • Assisting your child to be more confident when stuttering, stuttering more easily, and/or speaking more smoothly to maximize their ability to communicate.
Social Communication
    • Focusing on helping your child navigate social interactions and understanding social cues.
Voice Disorders
    • Addressing deficits with voice quality for effective communication.
Apraxia of Speech
    •  Supporting coordination for clearer speech.
Auditory Processing
    •  Enhancing understanding and processing of sounds.
Oral Motor Skills
    • Strengthening mouth muscles for speech, eating, and drinking.
Feeding and Swallowing
    • Assisting with feeding difficulties, and picky eating, including, but not limited to specialized approaches like the SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) approach.
AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) Devices
    •  Introducing and teaching your child to use communication devices.
Selective Mutism
    • Helping your child overcome challenges with speaking in certain situations.
Pragmatic/Social Language
    • Teaching appropriate language use in social settings.
Sensory Processing
    • Supporting management of sensory information for easier communication.
Executive Functioning
    • Aiding in organizing thoughts and following directions for clearer communication.
Bilingual/Multilingual Language Development
    • Working with children who are exposed to multiple languages, but show a delay in both languages

We Address Speech Concerns Present in Children of the Following Populations:

Our therapy program provides comprehensive support for a diverse range of conditions, including, but not limited to the following.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Down Syndrome
Cerebral Palsy
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Providing intervention for sensory-related difficulties and enhancing the ability to process sensory input.
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
Learning Disabilities
    • Addressing challenges related to auditory information processing.
Intellectual Disabilities
Genetic Disorders
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

What Our Families are Saying

Step Forward Therapy is a place where not only do they care about your child and their development but also the entire family. Our kids enjoy going there to “play”!

Step Forward is simply amazing!! Our daughter has worked with OT’s, PT’s, and SLP’s and the progress she has made during the two years we have been with them is tremendous!

We attend SFT for speech and have been so happy with our experience. Michele, is an outstanding speech therapist, her love and passion for what she does shines through.