ASPIRE serves our families in a variety of ways. Our licensed specialists create individualized treatment plans fit for your family through:
•Evaluations for ACT/SAT accommodations
•Evaluations for suspect speech and language disorders
•Evaluations for reading and writing learning challenges
•Group sessions for all ages
•Professional support through ARD meetings
We work together with our families to teach them to do what we do in order to yield success not only at ASPIRE but also at home and at school. Every week you will be provided strategies and materials to work with your child at home to improve their skills. Not only will your child improve through working with our team, but they will do it based on their interests.
Our licensed speech-language pathologists work closely with your family to design an individualized therapy plan. We welcome families in our therapy rooms, or we have the option for families to watch in our observation room through a monitor. Many learning differences we help families with are:
•language-based learning disorders
•Speech sound & motor speech disorders
•Emotional regulation challenges
Our tutoring service is recommended for children and young people who demonstrate challenges in academic areas. These children are likely to benefit from one-on-one instruction from a PhD or masters level tutor. Dr. Jeffrey Marler and his team tutor kindergarten through high school in the following subjects:
•Language of Math
•Language of Scientific Method
Our teams teach your children strategies to become self-sufficient in their challenge areas.
ASPIRE’s groups is one of our services which makes us unique. We offer groups for all ages and all challenges, where the groups are divided by age, but not by challenges or disorders. The natural peer-modeling that occurs between our children has yielded success because one child’s challenges may be another child’s strength and with our guidance, they can build upon each other towards success.
Our past themes and activities in our groups have been magnetic trains, movie production, ghosts, science experiments, story-based and space. These themes are decided by the children in the group and are shared with the families to promote conversation and teachable moments within the home environment.
During our group sessions, families are welcome to watch in our observation room. Our observation room is also a wonderful way to network with other families and watch your child succeed.
Current groups with scheduled sessions are:
Preschool Intervention and Language Optimized Therapy (PILOT) is our preschool day program for children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years old with challenges in social skills, academic learning environments, language disorders, or children who require more structure to learn. The program is built upon outcome-based techniques from SCERTS, PROMPT, Social Thinking, and general preschool programs.
PILOT meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30am and runs throughout the entire year (including summers). The SLP to child ratio is 2:1 to provide individualized guidance through their schedule and treatment program.