Speech Therapy

Speech Pathology Group and Myofunctional Clinic located in Los Gatos, CA
Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy services offered in Los Gatos, CA

Speech therapy evaluates and treats speech and language disorders and communication problems. At Strategies for Success in Los Gatos, California, Nicole Cavalea, MS, CCC-SLP, and the team provide speech therapy for all ages: infants, children, teens, and adults. They customize plans and use innovative therapies to help patients achieve their goals. To schedule a speech therapy consultation, call or book online today. Virtual visits are also available.

Speech Therapy Q & A

What is speech therapy?

Speech therapy is a treatment that helps people develop, improve, or restore communication skills. That includes speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Speech therapists, more formally known as speech-language pathologists (SLP), assess, diagnose, and treat speech and language disorders and communication problems in children and adults.

Strategies for Success provides specialized speech and language therapy services for all ages and needs. They create individualized plans using a variety of therapeutic models to address all components of speech and language development. 

What does speech therapy treat?

The speech therapy team at Strategies for Success treats a number of conditions that affect speaking, listening, and communication skills. Some of the conditions they treat include:

  • Receptive-expressive language disorder
  • Adult language disorder
  • Stuttering 
  • Apraxia 
  • Articulation disorders
  • Phonological processing delays/difficulties in reading acquisition 
  • Oral myofunctional disorders
  • Cognitive-communication disorders
  • Sleep-disordered breathing

The team also provides speech therapy for accent modification and early childhood language development. 

What can I expect during speech therapy?

Before making any specific treatment recommendations, your provider at Strategies for Success conducts a comprehensive initial assessment. They ask detailed questions about medical history, observe language and communication skills, and administer standardized tests to formulate a diagnosis.

They customize speech therapy treatment plans to address speech and language needs such as articulation, oral motor weakness, and the ability to understand and express language. 

Strategies for Success uses traditional speech therapy methods, as well as innovative treatments like myofunctional therapy, Cogmed® therapy, and telepractice therapy.

Myofunctional therapy 

Myofunctional therapy is a program Strategies for Success uses to target and correct abnormal tongue and oral muscle movement. 

Cogmed therapy

Cogmed therapy is an evidence-based neurological brain training program that improves memory and attention. Strategies for Success recommends Cogmed therapy to people who want to improve their concentration, working memory, and problem-solving skills.

Telepractice therapy

Telepractice is the use of telecommunication technology for remote speech therapy. With telepractice therapy, Strategies for Success conducts speech therapy through simple, secure video conferencing software. 

You or your child receives therapy sessions in a comfortable and convenient setting, easing the burden of commuting back and forth to the office for appointments.

Strategies for Success takes an individualized approach to care; the team customizes speech therapy plans to address the unique issue that helps you achieve your goals. Call or schedule a speech therapy consultation online today.