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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

Start Now

You don’t have to wait for a formal diagnosis to begin speech and language therapy. In fact, early intervention—from birth to 3 years—can increase your child’s odds of communicating functionally. Getting intensive therapy, about 20 hours per week, seems to be the most effective.

It’s Never Too Late

Even if your child is older and hasn’t begun speech and language therapy, it’s not too late. A recent research review found that more children than previously thought can acquire language at age 5 or older. In addition, our SLPs can teach your child to use symbols or other methods of communication.

Thorough Evaluation

Before beginning treatment, we will perform a thorough evaluation of your child’s needs and skills. Our next step is to design a treatment program that builds on your child’s strengths; coordinates with other care your child is receiving, such as occupational therapy; and fits into your family schedule.

Our Approach

We use a wide variety of techniques—tailoring each session to the needs of the individual child and family.  We achieve results with a multi- dimensional approach that often includes play, facilitative language environment, exercises, family training and electronic devices—to help children develop the skills needed to interact with others. Even if your child is not verbal, therapy can help provide communication skills required to navigate the world.

 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