Spells provides assessment and treatment of communication difficulties in children, adolescents and adults in the following areas:

Speech

  • Unintelligible speech
  • Childhood apraxia of speech
  • Speech sound production errors

Language

  • Delayed language onset
  • Difficulty following directions
  • Difficulty understanding questions
  • Difficulty telling stories and relating experiences
  • Grammatical errors
  • Difficulties with written and spoken language
  • Planning for writing tasks

Literacy

  • Phonological awareness
  • Building an awareness of sound sequences
  • Sound blending and segmenting
  • Sound letter correspondences/using the alphabetic code
  • Difficulties with decoding words
  • Reading fluency
  • Reading comprehension
  • Spelling