Welcome to ABG Therapy & Wellness Center

Welcome to ABG! Our clinic offers speech therapy for children, adolescents, and adults as well as occupational therapy for children and adolescents. We have big goals for ourselves and the families we serve and are committed to making a meaningful difference in your everyday life.

Our nationally certified speech-language pathologists evaluate and treat clients with deficits in speech, language, social skills, voice, fluency, swallowing, and chronic cough. We work with each client and their families to develop an individualized program designed to help our clients reach their optimal potential.

Our occupational therapists help children develop the skills needed to be successful in playing, learning, and interacting with their peers and adults. The programs our therapists develop for each of their clients address strength, coordination, balance, sensory processing, social skills, feeding, and food aversions as needed. All programs are designed to maximize participation and independence in daily activities.

While all of our therapists have areas in which they excel, all are also skilled and experienced in treating a variety of diagnoses, including but not limited to Down Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, autism, dyslexia, cerebral palsy, stuttering, learning disabilities, 
and developmental delays. Our speech therapists also enjoy working with adults and are experienced in working with deficits associated with a variety of diagnoses ranging from strokes to degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s to traumatic head injuries.

We pride ourselves on working together to create a holistic therapy program that considers our clients as individuals and includes family and caregivers as part of our therapy team. We invite you to contact us today to learn how ABG can help you and your family.


 
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May is
Better Hearing & Speech Month

To celebrate, our certified Speech Language Pathologists are offering
speech and language screenings for children 1 to 6 years old
at no cost during May.

See details below. 

 

With speech and language disorders among the most common conditions that young children experience, we are encouraging parents and caregivers to learn the signs of communication disorders—and seek an evaluation now if they have any concerns.

Many parents have questions about their child’s speech, language, or social communication skills but are often told by family, friends, or even other professionals to wait and see if their child outgrows a potential problem.  Unfortunately, this often results in a delayed diagnosis of a disorder that may be most easily treated when caught early.

Here are some signs of a speech or language disorder in a young child.

 
  • Does not interact with others (birth and older)
  • Does not babble (4–7 months)
  • Makes only a few sounds or gestures, like pointing (7–12 months)
  • Does not understand what others say to him or her (7 months – 2 years)
  • Says only a few words (12–18 months)
  • Says words that are not easily understood by others (18 months – 2 years)
  • Does not put words together to make sentences (2 years and older)
  • Produces words or sentences that are unclear, even to familiar people (18 months  and older)

Here are some of the key benefits of early treatment:
  • Maximizes a child’s success. Treatment at any age is worthwhile, but earlier is usually most effective. Early treatment can reduce the need for school-based services later so your child won’t miss important class-work.
  • Saves time and money. It can take less time to treat a communication delay or disorder when families act on the early warning signs. Fewer treatment sessions can also mean fewer out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Prepares a child for kindergarten. What happens between birth and age 3 lays the foundation for kindergarten readiness. Strong speech, language, cognitive, and social skills are necessary for reading, writing, and academic success—as well as all the other demands of school.
  • Sets a child on a course to school, social, and life success. All families want what’s best for their children. Acting early can have positive, long-lasting effects on your child’s communication, social relationships, learning, and daily life activities well into adulthood.

If you have concerns, we'd love to see you. Space is limited so please call 970.663.3222 to schedule your free speech and language screening now.


 

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