Speech Therapy

All Speech Specialists of San Antonio professionals are licensed speech therapists who each hold a Master's degree and/or a bachelor's degree in Speech Language Pathology. We are located in San Antonio, Texas, and surrounding areas. Treatment programs are designed for each client based on individual needs. Services are provided in accordance with the policies and procedures of each facility and with all applicable state and federal laws, rules, and regulations.

Contract Services for Schools

Speech Specialists of San Antonio contracts with public private, and charter schools to provide speech therapy services designated on each student's Individual Education Plan (IEP). Our services help prevent, identify, evaluate and treat communication disorders. We provide direct and consultative contract speech/language evaluations and pull-out speech therapy programs. Additionally, we have bi-lingual therapists available for speech language evaluations and therapy. Our speech therapists can immediately fill available speech-therapist positions for long-term contracts or for any other reason such as increased caseloads or maternity leave. Our Speech Therapists can provide comprehensive assessments, individualized group therapy, IEP development and paperwork, ARD meetings, collaboration with teachers, parents, and the special education team. We can help by providing mandated speech pathology services to children for long and short term contracts depending on your school's needs. *Please call for individual rates. All services are billed hourly.

Contract Services to Home Health Agencies

We have experience providing contract speech therapy services to home health agencies. Our Speech-Language Pathologists work with geriatric patients to perform evaluations for aphasia, dysphagia, TBI, dysarthria, apraxia, stuttering, and voice. Additionally, we work with pediatrics ages 0-3 and 3-21, who are medically fragile, providing speech therapy for articulation, language, stuttering, cleft palate, voice, dysphagia, pragmatics and social skills. Family counseling regarding swallowing and communication disorders can also be provided. We are recognized for providing professional, medically appropriate care and interactions with doctors, nurses, home health staff, families, and caregivers. *Please call for individual rates. All services are billed hourly.

Services for Children

If you have a child with a speech problem, we provide individualized services specific to each child. Initially, a speech-language pathologist completes a full speech and language evaluation to determine if services are necessary. The evaluation includes a parental interview, standardized tests, an informal conversational language sample, a hearing screening, an oral mechanism exam, and observation. A written report is provided with testing results and recommendations for your records. If your child would benefit from services, some of the speech options include:

  • Individual Speech Therapy

    If the Speech-Language Pathologist recommends direct speech therapy, we contact you to set up a regular scheduled appointment. This can be from 1-3 sessions per week depending on test results. The program will be highly individualized, suited specifically to the child's needs. Weekly progress will be reported and suggestions are given for carry-over.

  • Consultative Services

    If the Speech-Language Pathologist does not recommend direct services, suggestions are given for techniques for parents to facilitate at home, and if agreed upon, a consultative call is made in a few months to monitor progress.

  • Teaching and Carry-over Activities for parents

    If the Speech-Language Pathologist does not recommend long term speech therapy, techniques can be taught to parents or caregivers in a few one-on-one sessions to attempt at home. *Please call for individual rates. All services are billed hourly.

Compton P-ESL program for Foreign Accent Reduction/Modification

This (foreign accent) program is designed to improve business, professional, and social speaking skills. The Compton P-ESL program begins where conversational English as a second language courses end. It is based on more than 20 years of linguistic research and teaching and was designed specifically to aid foreign-born individuals in improving their spoken English. The Program was developed by noted linguist Dr. Arthur Compton, Director of the Institute of Language and Phonology in San Francisco. Dr. Compton studied the speech patterns of hundreds of people from over 65 language backgrounds to identify the most common patterns of pronunciation errors by non-native speakers of English. The P-ESL Program enables participants to recognize and correct these patterns in their own speech, leading to maximum accent reduction.

  • Who can benefit from P-ESL?

    Participants come from all walks of life: accountants, actors, airline pilots, attorneys, college teachers and students, computer programmers, engineers, housewives, ministers and priests, physicians, sales representatives, secretaries, supervisors, receptionists, etc.

  • What to expect from the Compton P-ESL program?

    1. …An initial interview and a tape recording of your speech
    2. …A completely individualized learning program based on a phonetic analysis of your tape-recorded speech.
    3. …A comprehensive set of practice exercises in CD-ROM or cassette tape format
    4. …A training manual containing your personal speech analysis and scripts for the recorded practice materials.
    5. …A personal "Audio Reference" tape and booklet of customized practice words which you feel are especially important for you to learn.
    6. …25 hours of instruction and practice (group programs)
    7. …A tape-recorded reevaluation to measure your success
    8. …At least a 50% improvement in your pronunciation of English
    9. …A self-study program for continuing your improvement at the end of your course.
  • P-ESL Types of Programs

    1. I, Small Groups (13-Week Class)
    2. for individuals with an average command of English pronunciation
    3. Rate: $950.00
    4. …Maximum of 5 students per class
    5. …12 two-hour weekly classes and one private tutoring session
    6. …Weekly home assignments using the CD-ROM or personal practice tapes and implementing new speaking skills into your everyday life.
    1. II. Private Tutoring (13-Week Class)
    2. for people with very strong foreign accents or those who wish to work on specific projects or goals
    3. Cost: $1200.00
    4. …13 one-hour weekly classes, flexible scheduling
    5. …Weekly home assignments using the CD-ROM or personal practice tapes and implementing new speaking skills into your everyday life.
    1. 7-Week Class
    2. for people with very mild foreign accents.
    3. Rate: $800.00
    4. …7 one-hour classes, flexible scheduling
    5. …Incorporates serialized practice materials with weekly home assignments using CD-ROM or personal practice tapes.
    1. P-ESL Evaluation ONLY
    2. The evaluation consists of an initial interview with a comprehensive articulation test to analyze your individual accent by way of formal and informal measures.
    3. Rate: $400.00
    4. …2 two-hour sessions, initial meeting for evaluation and second meeting for suggestions and results.
    5. …Information on particular sounds in error. Individualized learning program based on a phonetic analysis of your tape-recorded speech.
    6. …Suggestions on improving listening and speaking skills.