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WHO WE HELP

SERVICES TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Our services include independent consultation, screening, evaluation and treatment for infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents. We offer both in-person and teletherapy sessions. Languages available are English, French and Hebrew.
early intervention

Early Intervention and Prevention

The first three years of a child’s life are typically a marvelous time of discovery, exploration, and growth. However, even at a very tender age, you might be concerned about your child not babbling, not speaking, not understanding, not eating, not playing, or not communicating with you as you expected. While these concerns may seem small at early stage of your child’s development, difficulties that are not treated early can develop into significantly more challenging issues.

We are using a play-based therapeutic approach, that will help your child acquire the skills needed to communicate with you and other people. Intervention will also help you develop a supportive and nurturing communication style with your child.

Speech Sounds Disorders services

Speech Sounds Disorders

You might have concerns regarding your child’s ability to be understood. Some children are very unclear when they speak, not using all the sounds of the language, making mistakes with some sounds, or in some cases, using only very few or unusual sounds. Not being understood can lead to real frustration or “giving-up” for some children.

A thorough evaluation will point to the specific origin of your child’s difficulty with speech sounds. Using a specifically designed and evidence-based approach, we will help your child acquire the sounds and words that are so needed to enjoy speaking.

Speech Sounds Disorders services
Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders
Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders

Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders

Children coping with a language delay or disorder have a difficult time understanding or expressing themselves as expected for their age. The language problem could be accompanied by a variety of coping behaviors, such as frustration, “acting out”, or a seeming lack of interest in talking with other people.

A thorough diagnostic consultation will help us identify the specific strengths and weaknesses of all aspects of your child’s language and allow us to develop a very focused therapeutic approach. Any related behavioral or emotional issue will be addressed as well, as an essential part of a satisfying social communication.

Speech Sounds Disorders services

Autism and Social Communication Disorders

Most children develop social skills naturally and enjoy the social experience thoroughly. You might be worried that your child does not understand social cues, has difficulties expressing him or herself, does not enjoy eye contact or is reluctant to interact or play with people.

We are using a social-pragmatic developmental approach . Our therapeutic approach is comprehensive, addressing the many different aspects of your child’s social and emotional development: making sense of other people’s behaviors, understanding language in context, learning to express themselves in context… We work as a team with the child’s family, establishing and working on therapeutic goals and supporting growth in more general settings.

Speech Sounds Disorders services
Autism and Social Communication Disorders
Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders
Selective mutism

Selective mutism

Children coping with selective mutism don’t use language at all in some contexts, such as in school, even though they may be comfortable talking in other contexts. They might feel extremely anxious and systematically withdraw when not comfortable talking. If you have a concern for your child, you have probably identified the role of emotions in the use of language

We are using an evidence-based approach to help your child become comfortable talking in a variety of contexts. We work closely with your family and with the school to help your child speak at ease, both in social situations and in learning contexts.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury, even mild, can have serious adverse effects on a child’s behavior, memory, attention, judgement, social skills, comprehension, and speech. These difficulties can arise right after the injury or express themselves later on.

We are using a back-to-school protocol in collaboration with the family, the school, and the other health care professionals, to help your child return to school under the safest and most productive conditions.

Traumatic Brain Injury
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FRANCE WEILL
Ph.D. CCC-SLP, LLC

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1256 Emerson avenue, Teaneck, NJ 07666