DUAL language learners
age 3.5 +
Speech Language Pathologist
ASHA-certified SLP who conducts English-based teletherapy. Sneha has been working with LUCREA since the beginning of 2021. Sneha likes to have sessions that are therapeutic as well as fun and engaging. She focuses on English articulation therapy to ensure the appropriate acquisition of speech sounds for all ages. Reach out to us to learn more!
Contact Us for Any Questions
Some people can pick up a 2nd language naturally with ease. For some, correct speech sound acquisition takes extra time and effort. However, for some children, phonological awareness and processing may not develop as smoothly as others.
The prompt identification and early treatment are the keys to successful outcomes, psychological wellbeing, and lower overall cost of care.
Is your child demonstrates any consistent and persisting difficulties with:
Motor production of speech sounds (articulation problems)?
We are a group of certified specialists (SLPs, SLHTs), specialized in treating specific sounds errors typically seen among Japanese-speaking young learners.
We can identify if your child’s speech sound errors are due to cross-linguistic effects or functional and non-developmental speech sound disorders. Given that the observed production errors of your child are merely a representation of variations of speech associated with the Japanese language that your child speaks, the prognosis is typically good.
Examples of Speech Errors Symptoms:
Is your child always substitute “b” for “v” or “p” for “f” or “f” for “th”?
Is your child consistently omit or delete certain sounds (e.g, “ca” for “car” or “shix” for “six”)?
Is it difficult for most listeners to understand our child’s spontaneous speech?
Let’s get started!
*Prior to the treatment, candidacy and validity for our articulation teletherapy will be carefully assessed.
Initial consultation: SLPs/SLHTs will meet with you to discuss your concerns and therapy goals for your child.
Service Agreement and Technical Check
Screening: an informal assessment of the learner’s cooperativeness, language comprehension, and oral motor functioning as well as speech production
Comprehensive Assessment: An evaluation of spoken and written language skills and the age-appropriateness of acquisition of speech sounds, as well as intelligibility evaluation
Plan of Care: individualized treatment planning, including a selection of appropriate targets for the learner, frequency of treatment, duration, session timing, etc.
Treatment (See Treatment Options)
Progress check and treatment plan update
A typical session for young learners is consist of:
Target sounds practice to elicit appropriate oral motor placement, voicing, and fluency
Fun, educational and engaging activities including book reading and games
Online individual sessions (Weekends/weekly, 30 mins, 10 sessions in total)
Online individual sessions (Weekdays and Weekends/2x weekly, 30 mins, 20 sessions in total)
Online individual sessions (Weekends/weekly, 45 mins, 10 sessions in total)
Online small group sessions (Weekends/ 2x weekly, 20 sessions in total)