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Integrative Language & Reading Therapy, PLLC

8011 118th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033

(425) 320-1580

©2019 by Integrative Language and Reading Therapy, PLLC

Speaking English can be tough.

We can help.

Our areas of specialty

bilingual language development

learning differences (i.e., dyslexia)

cognitive processing

speech/articulation

selective mutism

fluency/stuttering 

WHAT IS A SPEECH DISORDER?

A speech disorder is suspected when a child does not say sounds at the expected age, repeats sounds or words, or has a difference in voice quality.

American Speech and Hearing Association

 

WHAT IS A LANGUAGE DISORDER?

A language disorder is suspected when a child has trouble understanding what others are saying or has trouble expressing thoughts, ideas, and feelings in an organized manner.

American Speech and Hearing Association

 

WHAT IS A READING DISORDER?

A reading disorder is suspected when a child has difficulty with any part of the reading process including decoding, word recognition, and reading comprehension.

 

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

WHAT IS ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING?

English language learners are bilingual/multilingual 

speakers who are learning English for the first time. They may have difficulty speaking and writing in English but do not have signs of language disorder. This is not a disorder and tutoring can help boost skills. However, if bilingual students are having difficulty in both languages (i.e., native language and English), an evaluation is recommended.

When to see a

speech-language pathologist

My child isn’t speaking like other children his/her age.

He/she has trouble following directions.

People have trouble understanding my child.

He/she gets frustrated while trying to communicate.

My child has trouble explaining or telling stories in order.

He/she reads slowly or with effort.

He/she often does not remember details of what is read.

Spelling and writing is difficult.

My child often interrupts or goes off-topic when having a conversation.

Services

Diagnostic Evaluations

Speech, Language & Reading Therapy

English Language Learning Services

My daughter was in the 5th grade and struggled greatly with reading and speech.  While working with Nikita, my daughter’s confidence and ability to have a normal conversation with her friends improved immensely over the school year.  She participated more in class discussions and struggled less and less with word retrieval.  My daughter also received the “most improved” award at her 5th grade graduation ceremony.  Nikita was kind and patient and connected really well with my daughter.  We were extremely fortunate and happy to have Nikita as my daughter’s speech therapist and reading tutor.