What services are offered through Speak Easy Solutions?

Our areas of specialty include but are not limited to: articulation/phonology, assistive technology, apraxia of speech, oral motor, feeding, expressive/receptive language, auditory processing, phonemic awareness, fluency, voice disorders, sensory integration, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, reading and spelling.

Does Speak Easy Solutions accept insurance?

Speak Easy Solutions accepts most insurances. We also provide billing services as a courtesy to our clients.

We encourage our clients to contact their insurance companies prior to initiating an evaluation or establishing a therapy schedule to determine insurance coverage and reimbursement procedures.

What training and certification do the therapists have?

All therapists are nationally certified and State of Florida Licensed therapists. Our Speech Therapists have received their Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) or are obtaining their clinical fellowship under the guidance of one of our certified therapists.

What kind of therapy is offered?

Speak Easy Solutions offers group and individual therapy depending on the client’s needs.

Where does Speak Easy Solutions treat their clients?

Speak Easy Solutions provides therapy to individuals in our office or in their natural environment i.e. daycares, private schools, etc..

What is the process to get evaluated by Speak Easy Solutions?

The evaluation process consists of parent/client interview, case history form, therapist observation and standardized testing. Therapists determine the frequency and duration of each therapy session and the appropriate course of therapy for each individual. Please contact us to schedule an evaluation with one of our qualified therapists.

How long will my child need therapy?

The length of time an individual spends in therapy varies and depends on the individual’s specific needs and factors such as severity and type of disorder. Speak Easy Solutions will re-evaluate an individual to document progress and determine if a discharge is recommended every 6-12 months.

What is the difference between “speech” and “Language”?

Speech is the sounds an individual makes and language is based on the concepts they know.

What are the warning signs that my child is delayed in speech and/or language?

Please refer to speech milestones and language milestones. If your child is NOT doing some or all of the following for their age group please call us for a consultation.

What are the child speech milestones?
Sounds: M, N, H, P, F, W, T
Sounds: J (as in yellow), SH, K, D, B, G
Sounds: R, L
Sounds: S, CH
Sounds: TH (voiceless) as in thin V
Sounds: TH (voiced) as in the J (as in jack), Z
What are the child language milestones?
Receptive Language Expressive Language
  • Turns heads towards voices
  • Tracks eyes to source of sounds
  • Responds to own voice
  • Explores voice by vocal play such as yelling, squealing, rasberries
  • Uses a variety of sound combinations
  • Notice intonation in babbling
  • First word appears
  • Looks towards family members when named
  • Comprehends “no”
  • Responds to “bye bye”
  • Follows simple instruction
  • Explores voice by vocal play such as yelling, squealing, raspberries
  • Uses a variety of sound combinations
  • Notice intonation in babbling
  • First word appears
  • Understands and performs simple commands
  • Identifies 1 to 5 body parts
  • Responds to “bye bye”
  • Responds to simple “WH” questions
  • Identifies one to two objects from a group
  • Put 1-2 words together
  • Can use possessive forms, i.e. “daddy’s chair”
  • Comprehends up to 200 words
  • First phrase
  • First sentence
  • Distinguishes prepositions in and under
  • Distinguishes between one and many
  • Listens to simple stories
  • Identifies objects by use
  • Uses short simple sentences
  • Talks when playing along
  • Beginning to ask questions
  • Identifies objects by name and use
  • Beginning to use past tense(ed) and present progressive(ing) verbs
  • Can name three objects in picture
  • Repeats 3 digits
  • Improving listening skills
  • Understands up to 1,500 words
  • 3-4 step commands
  • Understands most conversation
  • Can put together 4-5 words in a sentence
  • Can carry on conversations
  • Can complete analogies such as “brother is a boy”, “sister is a girl”
  • Comprehends up to 1,500-2,000 words
  • Understands and performs 3-4 step commands
  • Understands most conversation
  • Speaks in complete sentences
What are the child fine motor milestones?
  • Scribbles spontaneously
  • Turns over container to pour out contents
  • Builds tower of four blocks or more
  • Might use one hand more frequently than the other
  • Makes vertical, horizontal and circular strokes with pencil and crayon
  • Turns book pages one at a time
  • Builds a tower of more than 6 blocks
  • Holds a pencil in writing position
  • Screws and unscrews jar lids, nuts and bolts
  • Turns rotating handles
  • Copies square shapes
  • Draws a person with two to four body parts
  • Uses scissors
  • Draws circles and squares
  • Begins to copy some capital letters
  • Copies triangle and other geometric patterns
  • Draws person with body
  • Prints some letters
  • Dresses and undresses without assistance
  • Use fork, spoon
  • Usually cares for own toilet needs
Gross Motor Milestones List
  • Rolls over front to back and back to front
  • Sits with support and then independently
  • Crawls forwards on belly
  • Assumes a seated position unaided
  • Creeps on hands and knees
  • Transitions into different positions: sittings, all fours, lying on tummy
  • Pulls self to stand
  • Walks while holding onto furniture
  • Takes 2-3 steps without support
  • Rolls a ball in imitation of an adult
  • Sits, crawls, walks
  • Still has wide gait but walking/running is less clumsy
  • Pushes against a ball (does not actually kick it)
  • Walks smoothly and turns corners
  • Begins running
  • Is able to pull or carry a toy while walking
  • Climbs onto/down from furniture without assistance
  • Walks up and down steps with support
  • Picks up toys from the floor without falling over
  • Imitates standing on one foot
  • Imitates simple bilateral movements of limbs (e.g. arms up together)
  • Climbs jungle gym and ladders
  • Pedals a tricycle
  • Walks up/down stairs alternating feet
  • Jumps in place with two feet together
  • Able to walk on tip toes
  • Catches using body
  • Stands on one foot for up to 5 seconds
  • Kicks a ball forwards
  • Throws a ball overarm
  • Catches a ball that has been bounced
  • Runs around obstacles
  • Able to walk on a line
  • Able to hop on one foot
  • Jumps over an object and lands with both feet together
  • Able to walk up stairs while holding an object
  • Walks backward toe-heel
  • Jumps forward 10 times without falling
  • Skip forwards after demonstration
  • Hangs from a bar for at least 5 seconds
  • Steps forward with leg on same side as throwing arm when throwing a ball
  • Catches a small ball using hands only
  • Runs lightly on toes
  • Able to walk on a balance beam
  • Able to skip using a skipping rope
  • Can cover 2 metres when hopping
  • Demonstrates mature throwing and catching patterns
  • Mature (refined) jumping skills
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