The Long Beach Childhood Language Center is dedicated to evaluating and treating toddler and preschool age children with speech and language delays and disorders.
Getting Started and the Intake Process
IFSP and Regional Center/IEP and School District Services
*Please note that children ELIGIBLE to receive weekly speech and language therapy services from more than two sources (speech therapist, private therapist, special day class) will not be eligible for our program. Our services are considered supplementary and are not intended to replace recommendations made by the regional center or school district.
Individual Therapy Services
The majority of our therapy is provided to children in a one-on-one setting with a therapist. Parent education is an important aspect of our program and is essential in order to ensure progress and growth in all areas of communication. Parents are required to observe each therapy session in order to better understand their child’s communication goals and how to facilitate skills outside the therapy setting.
Friendship Builders social-cognitive play group that meets for an hour once a week. It focuses on a variety of social language skills including: improving peer relationships, increasing attention, language expansion, pretend & dramatic play, functional language usage, following directions , initiating and maintaining conversations, turn taking, and sharing. Parents are required to observe all sessions in order to assist in the generalization of skills to the home and community environments.
Speech Club is a small group for children with speech sound production delays that meets for an hour once a week. Parents observe sessions in order to understand current treatment targets and level of prompting needed for successful production of speech sounds. Children receive homework weekly and are required to practice skills daily at home. Candidates for the group generally have intact receptive language, cognitive, and readiness skills.