Services

Below is a list of services that we offer. To view more details click on a service title below to expand window.

Evaluations

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Comprehensive individual evaluations designed to assess:

• Speech Sound Development
• Tongue Thrust
• Oral Motor Skills
• Receptive and Expressive Language
• Auditory Processing
• Social Language
• Academic Development
• Learning Disabilities
• Attention Skills
• Speech Fluency/Stuttering
• Feeding and Swallowing
• Autism

Intervention

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Early Speech and Language Development:

April, owner of Greater Learning, LP, specializes in working with young children with communication, feeding, swallowing and behavior disabilities. April applies developmentally-appropriate methods for working with young children in the acquisition of communication and feeding skills. Treatment hierarchies build in developmentally appropriate activities, including “floor time”, where children learn best. April believes families are instrumental in building a child’s skills. April actively supports parental and caregiver involvement in the treatment process to increase opportunities for skills to be reinforced within the child’s daily environment/activities and provide for greater carryover of skills to the home environment.

For Children:

Early intervention is important in the preschool and elementary years to promote social and academic success.

Children are seen individually to address their specific speech, oral language, fluency, feeding/swallowing and/or academic needs, to facilitate early skills development

For Adolescents:

During the difficult years of adolescence primary reinforcement is gained from peers and school. Inefficient social and academic performance can lead to increased frustration and lowered self-esteem. Students experiencing difficulty can receive individualized instruction in the development of social language, abstract verbal reasoning, reading and written language.

For Adults:

Training is designed to provide skills to meet individual needs in:

• Dysphagia
• Language and speech rehabilitation
• Voice
• Social Language
• Fluency
• Reading
• Written Expression

Feeding & Swallowing

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• Difficulty with early feeding skills – nursing or bottle feeding
• History of medical issues including reflux
• Difficult and lengthy feeding times
• Limited diet choices or tolerance of foods

Bilingual Services

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Greater Learning, LP provides a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services to Spanish speaking individuals and their families.

Occupational Therapy
  • Self-help skills
  • Visual perceptual and visual motor skills
  • Sensory processing/integration
  • Handwriting
  • Neuromotor stimulation with bio-feed back
Assistive Technology

Providing services from low tech to high tech. Serving patients with complicated communication needs.

Compton P-ESL Program

The Compton P-ESL (Pronouncing English as a Second Language) accent modification program is designed for foreign-born individuals who are competent in English vocabulary and grammar but wish to improve the accuracy of their pronunciation. It is based on over 20 years of research and teaching by Dr. Arthur Compton, Speech Pathologist, Linguist and Director of the Institute of Language and Phonology.
The program begins with a 2 hour evaluation consisting of an interview and assessment with an audio recording of your speech, as well as a follow-up consultation to discuss results.

There are two types of private training programs available:

• 13-week individual training sessions for individuals with strong foreign accents who are interested in working on specific goals and projects such as job interviews, presentations or other needs.
• 7-week individual training sessions for individuals with mild foreign accents who wish to work on general speech improvement.

Consultation

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• Gain a better understanding of your child’s or your own learning style.
• Assistance in determining the best school program to meet your child’s needs.
• Opportunity for networking among professionals to better serve your child.

SpeechEasy

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What is SpeechEasy?

SpeechEasy is a fully portable and inconspicuous fluency-enhancing device designed for people who stutter. It is a prosthetic device that fits in the ear.

How does it Work?

SpeechEasy utilizes altered auditory feedback (AAF) in the form of auditory delays and frequency shifts. Delayed auditory feedback allows the speaker to hear his or her own voice, similar to an echo or ‘choral’ speech.

How do I get a SpeechEasy Device?

The first step is to set an appointment for an evaluation with opportunity to try the SpeechEasy device.

You can contact Greater Learning, a SpeechEasy Provider, for more information on the device, or visit www.speecheasy.com.

CranioSacral Therapy

What is it?

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger. CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of the craniosacral system – comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Using a soft touch, generally no greater than 5 grams, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.

Who Benefits?

CST has been found to be effective with a wide range of problems associated with:

• Autism
• Motor-Coordination Impairments
• Learning Disabilities
• Orthopedic Problems
• Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)
• Central Nervous System Disorders
• Attention Deficit Disorder
• Hyperactivity

Fast ForWord

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What is ForWord?

Interactive computer software programs designed to improve an individuals ability to process, understand, and respond to language.

Who benefits?

Children, adolescents, and adults experiencing difficulties in listening, oral language and reading skills.

• Programs Offered
• Language Series
• Literacy Series
• Reading Series

What does the program include?

Computer training 5 days a week for 4-8 weeks. Sessions are 90-100 minutes per day.

Option 1: On-site Training

• Pre- and Post-testing of language and reading skills.
• Four to eight week computer training program monitored by our staff.
• Weekly reports and feedback on progress by a certified professional.

Option 2: Off-site Training

• Pre- and Post-testing of language and reading skills.
• Four to eight week computer training program monitored by the parent.
• Weekly reports and feedback on progress by a certified professional.

Fast ForWord targets the language and learning impaired individual.

While most children naturally acquire all the skills necessary for language during the first few years of life, research has shown that a significant number of them fail to develop some key skills on their own. About 10 percent of all children have a specific disability in making a reliable distinction among the elements of speech. This failure to make reliable distinctions can lead to poor language comprehension, speech production problems and subsequent reading problems.

Reading Assistant

Combines advanced speech verification technology with scientifically-based reading interventions to help individuals strengthen their reading fluency, vocabulary and comprehension skills for increased success in the classroom.

How do I enroll?

For information on enrolling in *Fast ForWord *contact:

GREATER LEARNING, LP
(210) 349-1415
E-mail: aprils@greaterlearninglp.com

For more information about Fast ForWord and other Scientific Learning Programs, see the following websites:

www.scientificlearning.com

The Listening Program

What is The Listening Program (TLP)?

The Listening Program (TLP) is a Music-Based Auditory Stimulation method that is an affordable, effective approach for enabling individuals with a broad range of challenges and abilities to achieve even more.

Why TLP?

Difficulties in auditory and language processing can lead to problems with:

• Attention and concentration
• Listening
• Memory
• Communication
• Social skills
• Reading
• Sensory Integration
• Self-regulation
• Vocal performance and musical ability

How does the program work?

TLP is an individualized program that can be done at home. It involves two 15 min. listening sessions 5 days a week for 10 weeks.

For more information on TLP you may contact us at
(210) 349-1415 or visit the following web sites www.advancedbrain.com or www.thelisteningprogram.com.

Behavior Management

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Children with language delays often develop negative behaviors as they lack the use of language to meet their daily needs.

Develop skills that enable you to interact positively with your child.

Learn to identify age appropriate behaviors and how to respond to them.

Make learning an enjoyable task.

Insurances Accepted (In Network)
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
  • UMR-United Healthcare
  • GEHA
  • Group & Pension Administrators
  • RH Administrator/PHCS/Multiplan
  • Medicaid (TMHP)
  • Medicare
  • Other insurance companies in process of being added
    • Community First Health Plan
  • Out of Network
    • Aetna
    • Tricare