The speech-language therapy program at MCC focuses on expanding our students’ communication abilities through the development of receptive, expressive, and pragmatic language skills. Our speech-language pathologists utilize all forms of communication with their students, including nonverbal language, verbal language, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The therapists provide speech-language services to their students in a variety of settings, such as individual, dyad and/or group sessions with 1:1/2:1 instruction and lunch consultation. Speech sessions may focus on increasing vocabulary skills and concept development, as well as expanding social communication and play skills. MCC follows a transdisciplinary model through which a variety of disciplines, including ABA, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and music therapy, collaborate with one another to ensure that our students reach their full potential.
Speech & Language Therapy
Speech-language therapy at MCC focuses on expanding a student’s communication skills through the development of receptive, expressive and pragmatic language skills, motor-speech skills and play skills.
Goals may include increasing vocabulary skills, concept development, social communication skills and play skills. All speech-language pathologists at MCC have a minimum of LEVEL 1 PROMPT training, and use all forms of communication with their student’s including nonverbal language, verbal language, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
The faculty at the Manhattan Childrens Center provides world class treatment and education to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA).