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Language disorders are characterized by difficulty communicating meaning and/or understanding thoughts, ideas and feelings being communicated. Montclair Speech Therapy treats both expressive and receptive language disorders, including:

  • Aphasia


    Damage that impacts language centers in the brain can impair a person’s ability to speak, write and understand verbal and written language.  Individual’s experiencing Aphasia often report “tip of the tongue” phenomenon where they know what they want to say but have difficulty getting the words out. Treatment focuses on rehabilitation and recovery of language skills as well as developing additional methods of communication.

  • Language-based Learning

    Language-Based Learning Disabilities

    When treated early, learning difficulties in reading, writing and spelling can be addressed effectively with teachers, parents and caregivers. Treatment focuses on activities that support the development of missing skills, enabling the student to develop strategies for combining sounds, comprehension and executive function.

  • Selective Mutism

    Selective Mutism

    If an individual does not speak in specific social situations, interfering with school, work or social communication, treatment plans include a behavioral approach that builds confidence, reduces anxiety and addresses any speech or language issues that may be a hindrance.

Start Early With Children

The Earlier, The Better

An early start to speech and language therapy can enhance your child’s ability to learn new skills and facilitate functional communication. Early intervention,
beginning from birth to 3 years, has shown to help children with their ability to use and combine gestures, signs, and words to communicate and actively learn within their everyday environments.

It’s Never Too Late to Learn

Initiating therapy for toddlers, preschool, and school-aged children can help support and expand their language. Our therapists are educated and skilled in
providing services to promote skills related to early learning, phonological awareness, literacy and social communication in order to help your child excel in the academic setting, within peer interactions and at home.

Thorough Evaluation

A therapist will perform a thorough evaluation to determine your child’s skills and needs. We design an individualized treatment program that builds on your child’s strengths; aligns with family beliefs and personal goals; and coordinates with other services your child is receiving to maximize treatment outcomes.

Our Approach

We use a wide variety of techniques—tailoring each session to the needs of the individual child and family. We achieve results using a multi-dimensional, childcentered approach that includes play, facilitative language environments, and family training —to help children develop the skills needed to interact with others in everyday contexts.

 Specialized Training



PROMPT therapy can help a wide range of patients with communication disorders, including those with motor speech issues, articulation difficulties and the non-verbal. From Aphasia to pervasive developmental disorders and acquired brain injuries, an evaluation at Montclair Speech Therapy can confirm if PROMPT therapy would be  a beneficial addition to your treatment plan.


Insurances We Accept

  • Aetna
  • Cigna