CONDITIONS WE TREAT

Let us simplify what may otherwise seem complicated.

We realize you and your loved ones are more than a label. Using common diagnostic terms can aid understanding and help guide treatment solutions.

Language Disorder

A language disorder is characterized by a difficulty with processing linguistic information that impacts either their ability to express or understand language. A language disorder involves persistent difficulties in speech comprehension or production of spoken words, written words, sign language, or other various forms of oral or written communication. A language disorder should not be confused with a speech disorder; which involves actual problems with the articulation and fluency of speech sounds. Language involves several underlying aspects, including phonology (speech sounds and patterns), morphology (how to form words), syntax (formulating phrases/clauses), as well as content, the semantics or meanings of words, and function or pragmatics (how language is used by people in various contexts). Language disorders may often present in children when they have difficulty asking or answering questions, following instructions, or showing age appropriate emotion. Language disorders are highly genetic; of parents who have a language disorder, there is a 50% chance the child will also have it (Bishop, 2006). If one child in a family has a language disorder, his or her siblings are more likely to also have a language disorder. Psychological assessments targeting the underlying aspects of language can help rule out a diagnosis of a language disorder. Speech and language therapy can be helpful in improving language deficits, and neuromodulation holds promise in creating efficient brain functioning that can make targeted interventions more successful.

Bishop, D. V. M. (2006). What Causes Specific Language Impairment in Children?. Current directions in psychological science, 15(5), 217-221.

What We Don’t Treat

We are not an emergency clinic. We are an outpatient provider so we do not have inpatient facilities. We are not a hospital and do not provide detox services for addictions. We do not treat schizophrenia or brain disorders related to advancing age such as dementia or Alzheimer’s. We are not contracted with any court system and do not provide court ordered services related to child custody or other matters.

ADHD affects 11% of school-age children (4-17) and symptoms continue into adulthood in more than 75% of children. Boys are over twice as likely to be diagnosed with ADHD (13.3%) compared to girls (5.6%)

Source: National Resource Center on ADHD

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