Speech, Language Therapy, Social Thinking, and Reading Programs for Teens
The teen years are a time for students to sharpen the language and social skills that will help them succeed in college or in the workforce. But even students who get good grades can have trouble reaching their full potential if they are unable to interact well with others.
A teen’s academic or social communication difficulties may be linked to a language disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism, Dylexia, Learning Disabilities, Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, and Auditory Processing Disorder. We also work with students who are struggling but do not qualify for school services, yet still need help achieving academic success. If you answer “yes” to any of the following questions, your teen may benefit from PSLLC’s services.
Does your teen:
- Struggle with reading comprehension or fluency?
- Perform below expected grade level?
- Have trouble with schoolwork or forget to turn in assignments?
- Have trouble remembering information or following directions?
- Have difficulty making and keeping friends, or fitting in?
- Have difficulty with written expression?
- Have difficulty producing language that is organized, coherent, and intelligible?
Year-Round Speech and Language Therapy Services for Teens
Individualized speech and language therapy services are available to address receptive and expressive language, written expression, auditory processing, and articulation. Sessions can be scheduled at your convenience. Many parents take advantage of summertime to provide customized and intensive services and programs to help their busy teens gain skills and confidence heading into the new school year.
Reading Intervention & Academic Support Programs
At PSLLC, we understand that teens lead busy lives, so we have designed our reading programs and tutoring services to be as flexible as possible. Our cutting edge Executive Functioning therapy will help your student become an independent learner. Many of our computer-based interventions can be completed at our center, or in the comfort of your own home. That includes the research-based Fast ForWord® series and Reading Assistant™, which improve reading, memory, processing, attention, sequencing, and language. For individuals who need help focusing, the Play Attention® program teaches individuals what it feels like to “stay in the zone,” and sustain their attention.
Social Thinking Groups for Teens
Based on the works of Michelle Garcia-Winner and other experts in the field of social cognition, our cutting-edge Social Thinking Groups bring together students of similar ages and abilities for weekly therapy sessions aimed at helping them learn how to interact more effectively with other people, “fit in,” and establish and maintain friendships. Our program targets skills related to “thinking about others” and “perspective-taking,” the idea the others have unique thoughts and feelings.
If you have concerns about your teen’s communication, academic, or social skills, please complete this form, call us at (609) 924-7080, or email to set up a consultation. When indicated, we will complete a thorough, customized evaluation of your teen to determine the most appropriate therapy and recommendations.