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The department of Speech, Language and Swallowing Disorders and Reading Disabilities at the Chelsea and Revere Healthcare Centers is committed to providing compresehsive diagnositic evaluation and treatment programs for people with speech oral and written language disorders. In addition to speech & language evaluation or and therapy we offer specialized programs including:
Fluency Program
MGH Chelsea and Revere Halthcare Centers

Individual therapy is provided for children and adolescents who stutter. They learn ways to change speech patterns, explore attitudes and improve social and academic interactions.
Children who are Monolingual or Bilingual in Spanish or Portuguese
MGH Chelsea and Revere Halthcare Centers

Bilingual speech-language pathologists offer comprehensive evaluations and treatment to children of all ages. Sessions may include: determining language dominance, delay and/or disorder in one or both languages as well as making suggestions for direct intervention, classroom accommodations, related services, academic consultation and language stimulation in the home.

Speech-language pathologists work with professional interpreters to evaluate bilingual children when the child speaks a language other than Spanish and/or Portuguese.
Learning Disabilities
MGH Chelsea and Revere Halthcare Centers

Diagnostic evaluation will determine each patient’s individual needs, treatment plan, classroom accommodations and suggestions for parents or guardians to maximize strengths to provide all involved with strategies to facilitate success at school and at home. Treatment may focus on areas such as organization and writing through direct individual or peer group instruction. Learning disability services at the Revere and Chelsea Health Centers are primarily for families who reside in the following communities: Chelsea, East Boston, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Revere, Saugus, and Winthrop.
Reading for Meaning
MGH Chelsea and Revere Halthcare Centers

The Reading for Meaning group program offers unique small group teaching for students ages 5-18 with documented deficits in reading or writing. Sessions take place at the Revere and Chelsea Healthcare Centers. Goals target the five core components of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary and reading comprehension. Students are grouped according to their individual needs.
Habla Conmigo
MGH Chelsea Healthcare Center

Bilingual language groups at the Chelsea HealthCare Center address the language needs of children 3- to 6-year-old who are Spanish-dominant and/or balanced Spanish-English bilingual children. These children present with skills in the below- or significantly-below average range. Sessions run in 12-week cycles targeting early vocabulary and grammatical skills at two levels.
Let’s Talk
MGH Revere Healthcare Center

This program offers social language teaching in small, structured, multisensory groups at the Revere Healthcare Center after school hours during the school year. Goals are geared toward children who carry a diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome, PDD-NOS, nonverbal learning disability or high functioning autism to increase interactive communication and self-monitoring in conversational discourse.

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