Specialized Service Delivery
We offer a variety of specialized assessments and therapies that consider the unique needs of deaf and hearing clients who have communication or developmental challenges. We serve clients from an interdisciplinary lens; when there are multiple needs, our clinicians collaborate to determine how to best assess and support the individual. Clinicians work collaboratively to help families understand the clinical findings and recommendations.
All services are available in American Sign Language (ASL), spoken English, or augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
A psychological or neuropsychological assessment can document an individual’s cognitive and neurobehavioral functioning. Psychologists can identify challenges in cognitive, learning, attentional/self-regulatory, neurodevelopmental, behavioral, and/or social-emotional domains.
- Psychological Assessment
- Neuropsychological Assessment
These services are provided by a psychologist. At this time, these services are available to deaf/hard-of-hearing or signing clients, as well as those who use AAC.
Speech, Language, and Communication Services
Our speech, language and communication services – including assessment and therapy – identify clients’ strengths and difficulties and offer guidance to maximize meaningful communication skills across a variety of areas. These may include general communication abilities, speech/articulation, fluency, receptive and expressive language, and social/pragmatic skills. An augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) evaluation examines an individual’s current communication abilities to determine how AAC may help improve those skills across settings. If appropriate, a speech-language pathologist can diagnose language-related disorders.
- Speech, language and communication assessment
- Speech, language, and communication therapy
- Augmentative and alternative communication evaluation
These services are provided by licensed speech language pathologists.
Educational services – available to children in, or preparing to enter, any educational setting or placement – provide information about classroom-based functioning and skills. This can include areas such as general readiness to learn, reading, writing, literacy, and mathematics. These services will identify areas of strength and need, and provide recommendations and/or interventions to support the child and educational team.
- Educational Assessment
- Teacher of the Deaf Assessment
- Reading/Literacy Assessment
- Reading/Literacy Tutoring
These services are provided by a licensed Special Education Teacher, Teacher of the Deaf, or Reading Specialist.
A functional behavior assessment (FBA) examines the functions – or causes – of behavior and provides strategies for replacing inappropriate/challenging behaviors with more functional alternatives. Additionally, an FBA includes recommended changes to the environment to increase carryover of desirable behaviors among home, school, and community settings.
- Functional behavioral assessment
These services are provided by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Assistive technology (AT) aims to support an individual to participate in daily living activities such as dressing, eating, communicating, engaging in leisure, and accessing the environment and community. At The Clinic, the match between the person, the environment, the desired task, and the AT tool will be considered. AT assessments determine the most effective interventions, including both low- and high-tech supports that will foster increased independence within the home, school, and community settings.
- Assistive technology assessment