Services for children and families

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Services for children and families

YOUR CORNER adds value to your preschool’s services. Our partnership makes things simpler for your families by eliminating the back-and-forth travel for clinical speech language appointments.

It also strengthens children’s developmental, social and academic outcomes by eliminating interruptions to their instruction and routines.

Here’s how YOUR CORNER partnerships work.

1 Free screenings

YOUR CORNER implements speech language screenings in the classroom on a scheduled basis. If families, teachers or pediatricians have concerns about a child’s speech language development, these free screenings can determine whether therapy is appropriate.

The local prevalence we’re seeing of speech language delays warranting intervention is roughly one in four children screened. This prevalence demonstrates the high need for partnerships and services like ours.

2 Small-group sessions

YOUR CORNER conducts therapy sessions in the classroom in groups of two or three children. Sessions typically last 30 minutes, with extra time reserved afterwards to consult with teachers and staff.

3 Regular homework

We often equip families with regular “homework” geared to advance their child’s therapy. These assignments include reading, play and communication strategies at home.

By partnering closely with teachers, we can further gear these homework assignments to each child’s needs across your curriculum.

4 Parent/teacher/therapist conferences

Whenever possible, the therapist will seek to join your preschool’s regular parent/teacher conferences. In some cases, it may be necessary to schedule separate conferences to update families on their child’s progress in speech language therapy.

5 Consultative services

We know children often display an array of needs that don’t fit neatly within the boundaries of speech language therapy. YOUR CORNER consults with families to discuss children’s comprehensive needs and connect them to additional resources. These consultations may lead to information and referrals for additional care—from occupational therapy to services for behavioral disorders.