The Kaufman Children’s Center for Speech, Language, Sensory-Motor & Autism Treatment. provides speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, sensory integration therapy, and social skills instruction for children from birth to 17 years old. Both center-based and in-home applied behavior analysis (ABA) autism therapy is offered for children up to age 6. We offer a warm, family-friendly environment, complete with observation rooms where parents can follow along with their children’s progress.
All members of our staff represent the highest standards of excellence in their field and are part of the KCC team because of their extensive expertise in pediatric therapy, outstanding clinical skills, and their warmth and insights into children. Because so many types of therapy are offered under one roof, our therapists work together to ensure best results for children receiving multiple services.
Located in West Bloomfield, Michigan, a northwest suburb of Detroit, the KCC is an award-winning facility, recognized by the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA) with their prestigious Clinical Service Award. In addition, Nancy Kaufman was awarded the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Distinguished Service Award and has received outstanding alumni awards from Michigan State and Wayne State universities.
We invite you to contact the KCC if you have concerns about your child’s speech, language, motor, sensory or social development. We are always happy to address your questions, and if needed, schedule an evaluation.
Some signs and symptoms of a possible speech or language challenge:
- Non-verbal at age 2.
- Difficulty following verbal directions.
- Echolalia (repeating back words and phrases without comprehension).
- Unintelligible speech, but with adequate vocal inflection and gestures.
- Word retrieval difficulties, difficulty naming objects or “talking in circles” around subjects with lack of the appropriate vocabulary.
- Misnaming items.
- Difficulty acquiring the rules of grammar.
- Difficulty with word meaning.
- Articulation difficulties.
Our speech language pathologists can help children:
- Improve oral-motor skills.
- Be a verbal communicator.
- Be an intelligible speaker.
- Process and comprehend spoken language.
- Put words together to formulate their thoughts with age-appropriate grammatical skills.
- Diminish “jargon” and replace with effective verbal communication.
- Examine echolalia, and modify with the ability to process and comprehend spoken language so it can also be expressed.
- Be able to understand directions and language beyond their memorized routines.
- Desensitize children to their difficulties and instill confidence, trust, and self-esteem
Some signs and symptoms of a possible motor or sensory challenge:
- Overly sensitive to touch, movement, sights, or sounds.
- Under-reactive to sensory stimulation.
- Activity level that is unusually high or unusually low.
- Coordination problems.
- Delays in speech, language, motor skills or academic achievement.
- Poor organization of behavior.
- Poor self-concept, low self-esteem.
- Clumsiness, awkwardness of movement.
- Difficulty with writing, self-feeding, self-dressing (buttons, zippers, snaps), use of utensils, and other hand skills.
- Trouble chewing, sucking, blowing, and/or making certain speech sounds.