Cape Cod Speech and Language “We did not dare to breath a prayer, Or give our anguish scope! Something was dead in each of us, And what was dead was Hope”-Oscar Wilde, The Ballad of Reading Gaol.
Cape Cod Speech and Language Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I find a qualified speech therapist to work with my child in my area?

A: The American Speech Language Hearing Association maintains a database of speech pathologists qualified to work in all areas. Speech language pathologists holding the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) have met rigorous national requirements and attained the highest level of preparation. You can find a qualified speech pathologist in your area at www.asha.org/proserv/ or by calling ASHA at 800-498-2071 (Voice/TTY 301-897-5700)

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Q: What does speech therapy entail? How long does the therapy process take?

Cape Cod Speech and LanguageA: A speech therapy program should have its basis in an objective assessment, where a baseline of performance is determined. A student’s many areas of strength should be harnessed to work on his or her weakness areas. Specific goals of treatment and length of program should be discussed at the outset, and periodic progress reports should be provided. Therapy programs at Cape Cod Speech and Language almost always include a home program component. The length of a therapy program depends on many factors, including a child’s age, the severity of his or her communication difficulty and the child’s rate of progress. Therapy programs can be as short term as four weeks or can last several years, but the average therapy program is between 6-12 months.

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