Occupational and Speech Therapy Services
Advanced Therapy Care offers a variety of skilled speech-language pathology and occupational therapy services including consultation, diagnosis, and treatment for all ages. We have therapists with school-based experience and we are willing to contract with local school districts to fill vacant SLP positions. We also have several therapists who are trained in VitalStim therapy for treating patients with swallowing disorders.
Adult Speech Therapy Services
In general, adult speech therapy services are misunderstood and underutilized. Areas we commonly address include both speaking and listening, alternative communication, tongue thrust, swallowing disorders, voice disorders, and neurogenic disorders. Adult services are typically broken into youth (15-21), adult (21-65), and geriatric (65+).
Pediatric Speech Therapy Services
Improving communication, cognition, feeding and swallowing can all start at very early ages. Whether you're looking for early intervention (0-3) facilitation for a child with a known medical diagnoses such as Down syndrome or Cerebral Palsy, or you're concerned because your child isn't talking like others his age, early intervention speech language pathology can give the boost your child needs or keep him from experiencing more frustration.
Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services
The act of playing is an important tool that influences a child’s life. The primary goals of childhood are to grow, learn, and play. It is often through play that children learn to make sense of the world around them. It is a child’s “job” or “occupation” to play to develop physical coordination, emotional maturity, social skills to interact with other children, and self-confidence to explore new environments. Our Occupational Therapists have expertise in evaluating children's neurological, muscular, and emotional development, and determining the effects of infant and childhood illness on growth and development.
Many of our patients suffer from Sensory Processing Disorder. This results from difficulties in how the nervous system receives, organizes, and uses sensory information from the body and environment. One person may over-respond to input from clothing, physical contact, sounds, lights, and food; while another person may under-respond by showing very little reaction to stimulation, or even to pain. Difficulties in sensory processing may impact organization of behavior, self-care activities, motor planning, self-regulation, and social skill.
Tongue thrust is commonly recognized as the forward pushing of the tongue during eating and speaking. It often results in a dental overbite and can impact articulation of sounds (commonly known as a lisp).
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)
Advanced Therapy Care is excited to announce that we now offer E-Stim therapy to our swallowing patients. E-Stim is short for neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES). The use of NMES is not a new treatment modality. The idea of using electrical stimulation to treat disease has been around since 400 B.C. when torpedo fish were used to treat headaches and arthritis.
SpeechEasy for Stuttering
SpeechEasy is a combination of proven technology and techniques which can be used to reduce stuttering and to help increase fluency. By using a device which mimics the choral effect, paired with traditional fluency techniques, you can have the confidence to say what you want to say when you want to say it.
SpeechEasy is a tool which can help your message be heard. The thoughts and ideas you have to offer the world around you are no longer hidden, giving you the confidence in communication and the freedom to live your life.
Our clinic is the only clinic in Southwest Idaho that is an authorized provider of the Speech Easy device. All SLPs with SpeechEasy Provider status have completed specialized training which allows them to utilize SpeechEasy with their clients who stutter.
Kids Connect Preschool
Kids Connect is a therapy-based preschool that provides a facilitative communication environment for children ages 2 1/2 to 5 with developmental delays. The preschool meets Mondays thru Thursdays from 9:00 am - 11:30 am and 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm. We also accept children to serve as a peer role model. Pricing varies from $0 - $300 per month depending on insurance.