Speech Therapy at Alternatives ABA

Not being able to speak is not the same as not having 
anything to say. -Rosemary Crossley 

Our team of speech and language pathologists is led by Lauren Marble, MS, CCC-SLP. Lauren and her team provide exemplary, evidence based speech and language services to children of all abilities. They believe that functional communication is essential to leading the best possible life. They also believe that speech therapy should be fun and that children can have fun while learning new skills. Although we specialize in serving children with autism, our speech therapy team provides speech and language services to children, adolescents, and young adults with many different needs and diagnoses.

Speech and Language Vision Statement: 

Communication is a basic human right. Everyone deserves a voice that others can understand. Life has meaning through relationships with others and self expression. At Alternatives ABA, we strive to help individuals of all ages and abilities to be able to “say what I want to say, to whoever I want to say it to, whenever I want to say it” (Gayle Porter). We recognize that learning is lifelong and that everyone can learn new skills when given individualized support.

Method: 

The licensed speech and language pathologist will evaluate your child and discuss your family’s needs and priorities. They will provide strength-based, evidence-based, and child and family-centered intervention. Functional skills that will enable your child to communicate effectively with family, friends and those in the community will be the focus of treatment planning and intervention. Treatment sessions are always individualized, engaging, and fun!

*Alternatives ABA has the capability to do AAC evaluations and welcomes clients in need of an expedited evaluation.

*Alternatives ABA now has the capability to offer feeding and swallowing therapy. 

Alternatives ABA respects and values the opinions of other clinicians and welcomes clients of other ABA providers. We will work to coordinate care with any and all providers, with permission.

 Speech & Language Services and Specialties:

  • Comprehensive speech and language evaluation and treatment
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) evaluation and treatment
  • Fee for service AAC evaluation and consultation to outside providers
  • Workshops for parents, families and outside providers regarding speech and language delay or disorder, intervention techniques, AAC, iPad apps and more. Workshops can be customized based on educational needs and interests.
  • Specializing in treatment of individuals diagnosed with Autism and AAC strategies and equipment
  • Feeding and swallowing programs and therapies
  • Serving all populations, ages birth up to developmentally disabled adults, including those diagnosed with:
    • Speech and language delay
    • Language disorder
    • Articulation disorder
    • Motor speech disorder
    • Pragmatic language impairment/disorder
    • Multiple disabilities
Location: 

Our 7,500 sf indoor facility and 2,000 sf outdoor play area offers a host of toys and sensory equipment and large open areas to play in. We are easily accessible off of Route 3 in Norwell. Most convenient to clients traveling from Norwell, Hingham, Quincy, Scituate, Weymouth, Cohasset, Braintree, Boston, Plymouth, Duxbury, Kingston, Hanover, Pembroke, Rockland.

Insurance 

We accept most insurances, including Mass Health. Many of our clients also use Mass Health as a “secondary insurance” to cover costly co-payments.

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