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Pine Tree Society

Speech Language and Assistive Technology Services

Special Note: Our Speech Language Pathologists are available to schedule remote telepractice speech therapy sessions using Zoom, which is a user-friendly video conferencing technology that is easily accessed from any device. Contact Linda Bonnar at lbonnar@pinetreesociety.org or 207-386-5931. 

Communication Pathways

Communication connects us to our world. For children, lagging communication skills can have a big impact. In fact, communication delays are often linked to behavioral, social and emotional challenges. Addressing and strengthening communication skills can change the trajectory for children diagnosed with developmental delays including autism.

Speech Language Services

Pine Tree Society’s Speech Language Pathology team has expanded and is currently accepting new clients in our Scarborough and Bath clinics. We offer a full range of speech language services including screenings, evaluations and interventions in all areas including:

• Speech production and articulation
• Language comprehension
• Social Language Development
• Play and social skills

Our team of Speech Language Pathologists treat disorders including, but not limited to:

• Autism and Social Communication Disorders
• Articulation and Phonological Disorders
• Motor Speech Disorders
• Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders
• Fluency Disorders
• Cognitive-Communication Disorders

Our child-centered therapy sessions are designed to be fun, motivating, and most of all, functional guiding our clients to strong outcomes.

Assistive Technology for Learning and Living

Assistive Technology (A.T.) is any device, piece of equipment, or product that makes it easier for someone with a disability to live more independently and safely, work at a job, learn in school, get about their community or pursue play and leisure.

“For some, technology makes things easier; for others, it makes things possible.”

This quote is attributed to an IBM report that is more than two decades old.  At Pine Tree Society, we see this come alive each day.  Technology is powerful.  For people with disabilities, technology can be transformational.  Technology specifically for people with disabilities is often referred to as Assistive Technology (AT).  From complex advancements like eye tracking technology allowing for use of a computer or communication device using a mouse controlled with one’s eyes to a simple iPad app designed to help children practice their pronunciation skills, technology increases access, independence, communication, connectedness and for children, the ability to learn.

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