Speech / Language Therapy

speech-language-therapy-500pxWhat is speech and language therapy?  Speech therapy focuses on developing and improving two primary forms of communication – receptive language and expressive language. Receptive language has to do with the ability to understand words spoken to you, and expressive language has to do with the ability to use words to express yourself.

Depending on the child’s age and Individualized Education Program (IEP), speech therapy may also include auditory training, pre-linguistics, articulation, pragmatics, oral motor, feeding, and swallowing treatments.

Therapy sessions are designed to meet the unique needs of each individual with the goal of improving their quality of life and how it pertains to their communication skills. Speech pathologists work with the patient, family and treatment team to develop functional communication and improved speech.

Our speech-language pathology services include:


  • Evaluations
  • Family-centered individual therapy
  • Individually integrated therapy services within the preschool program classes
  • Group therapy services
  • Consultative services to staff and families
  • Co-treatment with other therapists
  • Community based evaluations/therapy (Head Start, other programs)

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Closure Notice

In response to Maine’s current state of civil emergency, and to slow the spread of the coronavirus, SANDCASTLE & LA HEARING CENTER WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 24th, TENTATIVELY REOPENING APRIL 27th. All appointments will be rescheduled at a later date. We will closely monitor the situation in the coming weeks and continue to post regular updates on our Facebook pages. Please exercise caution during this public health crisis and stay safe.

During our temporary closure, due to COVID-19, we appreciate your patience as we manage this rapidly evolving situation the best we can—with limited staff.

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