The Parkwood Clinic Mission

We believe communication is a basic human right. With communication comes confidence. We provide the tools to empower children to find their “voice”

The Parkwood Clinic Model

Data Driven Therapy

Therapy in most clinics is subjective and not tracked from session to session. At Parkwood Clinic, we take data every session and allow the analyzed data to drive the direction of session. We make it a point to work on every goal, every session. Studies have found that repetition is the key to progress. Parkwood Clinic’s data driven and repetitious nature allows for visible progress both in sessions and in a child’s natural environment

Treatment Sessions

Based on the results of the initial assessment, your child will participate in a brief series of diagnostic treatment sessions. Durring this time standardized and non-standardized assessment tools, unstructured play, and parent input will be utilized to create a unique treatment plan for your child. Functional, measurable goals will be developed to target your child’s communication needs. Research-based treatment techniques and data collection are used in each session in ored to document your child’s progress.

Initial Appointment

Based on your requests and the information gathered during our initial phone conversation, we determine if an assessment is needed and the specific areas of communication that should be evaluated.  The initial assessment at the Parkwood Clinic usually consists of an interview with the parent and observation of the child’s speech and language skills in action.

Following the screening, we set up a brief period of diagnostic therapy, where we determine your child’s learning profile. We use formal and informal assessment measures to capture your child’s strengths and challenges. We are also able to complete hearing screenings at this time.

 Individualized Treatment Plans

Based on your child’s learning profile we will make a treatment plan that targets areas of improvement.  Treatment programs contain specific goals written for a short term (three-month) time frame.  Because your child’s strengths and weaknesses are unique, no two treatment plans are the same.

Treatment plans are designed to improve speech or language delays due to:

  • Articulation and Phonological Delays/Disorders
  • Auditory Processing/Comprehension Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Augmentative Alternative Communication
  • Aphasia
  • Developmental Apraxia/Dyspraxia
  • Language Delay/Disorder
  • Oral Motor Dysfunction
  • Dysarthria
  • Pragmatic/Social Language Disorders
  • Reading Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Voice Disorders

 

Enjoyable Treatment Sessions

The Parkwood Clinic believes that learning should be a fun and enjoyable experience. Your child learns and grows best in a rich environment of positive reinforcement and one-on-one interaction.

Our therapy sessions are 30, 45, 60, or 90 minutes long. The treatment sessions are goal driven and data based to clearly track your child’s improvement and changes in their learning pattern. We use a variety of state-of-the-art technology, toys, and activities to achieve this teaching model.

Caregivers are welcome to observe and participate or at the very least join the child and therapist at the end of the session to allow for sharing about the progression of treatment.

 

 Progress Meetings

At the Parkwood Clinic, collecting and analyzing data is an essential component of our intervention model. Tracking data allows us to see trends in your child’s learning pattern and positive treatment outcomes. At our clinic, data is collected daily, and transferred into graphs so you can see your child’s learning pattern on paper.

Clinicians and caregivers meet quarterly at progress meetings to go over treatment plans, look at graphs, and discuss your child’s path to success. We welcome collaboration with educators and other disciplines to see the greatest generalization of treatment outcomes across settings.

 

Caregiver Training/Consultation:

Caregivers are invited to learn more about how to help their child be a successful communicator at home through 1:1 parent training. We draw from the curriculum of the Hanen Program® during individual caregiver consultations.

Caregivers are also encouraged to attend our free quarterly in-services for ideas on blending emergent literacy skills and language acquisition opportunities into natural environments at home and at school.

 

Speech-Language Pathologists at The Parkwood Clinic

Speech-Language Pathologists at the Parkwood Clinic are state licensed and nationally certified professionals through the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA).  All of our clinicians possess Masters Degrees from professionally accredited universities.  Our clinicians have passed national board credentials and completed clinical fellowships in compliance with national certification. Our clinicians are committed to keeping up with current research and evidence based treatment through continuing education opportunities.

Meet the team

Parkwood Clinic is a contracted in-network provider with the following organizations:
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
LifeWise
United Healthcare
ODS