Speech-language Pathology is a health profession that helps assess, diagnose, treat and prevent disorders related to speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing and fluency. Speech-language pathologists at Integrity hold the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP), which requires a master’s, doctoral or other recognized post baccalaureate degree. ASHA-certified speech-language pathologists complete a supervised postgraduate professional experience and pass a national examination as described in the ASHA certification standards. Demonstration of continued professional development is mandated for the maintenance of the CCC-SLP. In Maryland and the District of Columbia, Speech-language pathologists hold Maryland state licensure and a license from the District of Columbia
Our speech pathologists not only work directly with the patients, but also with their families,, caregivers and teachers. Working with the entire support group is imperative to educate and reinforce specific skills/behaviors which will be used to improve the child’s performance and functioning.
Occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy services typically include the following: an individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals, customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment and/or task to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team. It is an evidence-based practice deeply rooted in science.