ASSESSMENT: To schedule your initial assessment please call or email our clinic. Our initial assessments combine information from parents; clinical observations; and information from standardized assessments to develop an individualized treatment plan for your child. We know that every child is different, so we take the time to create a treatment plan specifically designed to address your child’s needs. You will be fully informed of your child’s plan, and we encourage you to ask any questions you may have.

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY: Our individual therapy sessions are designed to work on the goals identified in your treatment plan. We use a play based approach to therapy, as we know children learn through play. You will see us playing on the floor with your child; using their favorite toys; playing games; looking at books; or connecting about their favorite TV character or movie. You can expect to hear laughing, animated noises, and us having lots of fun. The playful activities you will see in our sessions have purpose and are intentionally designed to address your child’s needs. All our therapists are experts in combining their extensive knowledge of developing speech and language skills with fun, creative, child based activities that enable your child to make progress on their communication goals.

GROUP THERAPY: From time to time we may run social language groups. These groups will match up children working on similar goals who would benefit from further developing their social language skills within a safe, supportive, environment with their peers. Please call or email our clinic if you are interested in social language groups for your child and we will add your information to our interest list.


What does a typical therapy session look like?
Your child will be greeted in our waiting room by their therapist. We have individual therapy rooms for each of our therapists. Parents are always welcome to sit in on their child’s session and encouraged to participate. Your child’s session will focus on their individual needs and will use a play-based approach.

What is the time breakdown for a therapy session?
Our sessions are scheduled for 45 minutes. 30 minutes of this time is direct therapy; followed by 5 minutes for parent training/homework explanation and the final 10 minutes are for the therapist to write notes, plan for your child’s next session and sanitize the room. Our sessions are usually weekly on the same day, at the same time and with the same therapist.

What is the parents’ role in therapy?
Parents are an essential part of the therapy process. You spend the most time with your child and we need you to work with your child at home in order for them to make progress. Your therapist will provide you with a home program and will train you on how to work with your child at home. You are encouraged to be an active participant in your child’s therapy by observing your child’s sessions; asking questions; and following through with homework. Morgan Hill Speech wants parents to become our partners in the therapy process.

When will I see progress?
This is the million dollar question, and the answer truly depends on many different factors. In short, you should expect to see changes in your child within 3-6 months providing you are attending your sessions consistently, and are following through with your home program. These changes may be very small at first, but should continue to build with time. We value and encourage open communication between our families and our therapists to ensure your child is making the progress you are expecting.

How long will my child need therapy?
Our services are designed to be episodic in nature and can result in client discharge or a scheduled break in services. This means that we will work with your child on identified areas of need with the aim of ensuring your child can functionally communicate with the people in their everyday environment. Whenever discharge or a break from services is considered this will be clearly communicated to parents/caregivers with as much advance notice as possible so we can ensure we are all in agreement and understanding.