Disorders are highly correlated with communication, feeding, and motor development:

  • Prematurity and/or low birth weight
  • Neurological disorders (i.e., cerebral palsy)
  • Learning disabilities
  • ADD/ADHD (attention deficit disorders)
  • Developmental delays
  • Brain injury/stroke
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Syndromes that impact growth and development (i.e., Down’s syndrome, Fragile X)
  • Chronic ear infections and/or hearing loss


Some signs that require a Speech-Language or Swallowing Evaluation

  • Frustration when communicating
  • Speech that is not understood
  • Difficulty following directions
  • Improper grammatical structures
  • Chronic hoarseness
  • Limited vocabulary
  • Difficulty answering questions
  • Sudden change in ability to communicate
  • Difficulty with swallowing and/or eating
  • Poor socialization

Some signs that require an Occupational Therapy Evaluation

  • Lacks body awareness (bumps things; clumsy)
  • Lacks hand preference
  • Uses one hand for tasks that require both
  • Delay in motor coordination (gross/fine motor skills)
  • Difficulty with balance activities
  • Difficulty with forming peer relationships
  • Lacks appropriate social skills for age.
  • Appears defensive to touch/textures, tastes, smells or sounds
  • Excessively craves rough play and may show lack of safety awareness
  • Is always in motion or difficulty attending

Kids Resources

Some signs that require a Reading Evaluation

Is your child struggling in the following areas:

  • Learning to speak
  • Learning letters and their sounds
  • Organizing written and spoken language
  • Memorizing number facts
  • Reading quickly enough to comprehend
  • Persisting with and comprehending longer reading assignments
  • Spelling
  • Learning a foreign language
  • Correctly doing math operations

We offer Orton-Gillingham based reading intervention, a multi-sensory, sequential, cumulative language art program to facilitate improvement in reading and writing skills.

Related Links

The below links can connect you to a variety of therapy organizations, institutions, and methods. We hope you find these useful and resourceful.