Speech Therapy

S.E.E.K. Arizona offers professional Speech Therapy services for clients needing to improve in various personal or social areas. Speech Therapy is a skilled therapeutic service delivered by a Master’s level licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP).

Speech Therapy focuses on all aspects of communication which include:

  • Learning To Talk
  • Combining Words
  • Forming Sentences
  • Articulation And Pronunciation
  • Answering Questions
  • Following Directions

Total Communication Approach

SLPs utilize a total communication approach to assist in a client’s ability to communicate wants and needs where typical communication skills are limited.

SLPs teach using Picture Exchange Communications Systems (PECS) or Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) devices to improve functional communication skills.

The Social Aspect of Communication

In addition, SLPs focus on the social aspect of communication—called pragmatics—either individually or in a group setting.

Areas of pragmatics include:

  • Body Language
  • Personal Body Space
  • Conversational Skills
  • Eye Contact
  • Perceiving Others’ Feelings
SLPs specialize in delivering therapy relating to feeding and swallowing as well.
Speech Therapy targets improvements in swallowing, chewing, and drinking using various muscular exercises.

Specialized Speech
Therapy Programs

Social Buddies

Looking for a fun and interactive program for your child to work on “fitting in”? S.E.E.K. Arizona’s Social Buddies was created to help children with developmental disabilities target and address these social “pragmatic” concerns.

Participants learn social skills and sharpen fine motor, motor planning, sensory integration, and self-help skills. This multi-sensory skill building group is co-led by an Occupational Therapist and a SLP, and targets children between the ages of 5-10.

Peaceful Minds

This program was developed to empower participants with strategies and skills that assist with self-regulation and anger management for children with social, pragmatic, and behavioral concerns.

Participants learn:
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Monitoring/Controlling Anger
  • Expressing Feelings Appropriately
  • Positive Peer Interactions
This multi-faceted skill building group is co-led by a licensed SLP and a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst, and targets pre-teen and teenage clients.

Social Thinking Group

Participants work on skills that promote positive and appropriate interactions in the community. This program is facilitated by two SLPs, and targets pre-teen and teenage clients who are trying to learn a more confident and effective way to interact with peers, teachers, and settings.

Activities Include:
  • Group Participation
  • Conversation Skills
  • Turn Taking
  • Appropriate Eye Contact
  • Opinion And Persuasion
  • Proximity And Body Space
Individual or group Speech Therapy services are delivered in various locations, depending on need: in-home, at S.E.E.K. Arizona’s main clinic or Therapy House, or in schools.

Parents, case managers, principals, or support coordinators wishing to obtain information about our Speech Therapy services can do so by contacting the S.E.E.K. Arizona office. DDD, health insurance, and private pay options are available for all Speech Therapy programs.