Monday, March 31, 2014


Research has shown that intensive therapy can make the difference to bring about positive change for the better.  Getting the right mix of engagement and learning is what intensive programs seek.  In cognitive psychology, it says, combination of factors lead to short moments of learning, understanding, and recognition. This micro-genesis of a learning moment has been characterized as a “dynamic tricky mix” (Nelson, 2001).  Mastering and improving oneself “on-line” can be learned.  These “on-line” adjustments during intervention will improve a person’s performance. 

You or your child will get the most out of speech therapy with the SmartPalate Technology. "On-line adjustments are made well with this technology.

Dates; June 9 - July 10, 2014
Location:  1379 S. 740 E. Orem Utah University Park  Plaza (by Dexter Law)
And BYU Campus; Taylor Building  
Times; By scheduled appointments (9:00 am – 12:30 pm. )
Sessions; 45 minutes
Helps improve all sounds; m,b,p, t,d, k, g, f,v, th, s, z, sh, ch, dz, j, r, l,  (S,L, R blends too).
Also helps with tongue thrust, phonological process issues, and accent modification
Traditional therapy is also available for receptive and expressive language needs; formulating complete sentences, social language, and stuttering.


Contact information:
Ann Dorais, M.A.,CCC-SLP, (A+ Speech Therapy)
Phone: 801-372-4383
If you are interested fill out; a client history Intake form.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Important Parent- Child Interaction

Summer is fast approaching so it's important for parents to schedule some engaging activities.
Remember the ABC rule.
Plan active activities like sports camps.
Teach basic emerging skills.  and
let them have a creative outlet.

Website review

Here is a speech website worthy of review.  It's always nice when speech companies share their best ideas.
Check out their free homework ideas to share with parents.
Here are a few of their ideas, check out the website for 12 more ideas.
  1. Design your own board game: This is another family art project. Children can create their own board games by drawing a board game inside a folder and decorating it with stickers, etc. The child plays his or her own game while drawing flashcards.
  2. Guess what?: The parent describes the targeted words and the child guesses the word (for example, “It is a yellow animal that quacks”).
  3. Draw or act out words: Same as above, but the targeted words are acted out or drawn.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Summer Therapy

  We have so much to learn 
Let's have fun at ISSP;  Intensive Summer Speech Program

Dates; June 9th - July 10th. 8:30-12:30 pm.
Place; 1379 S 740 E, Orem Ut / BYU campus
Individual sessions
Small group sessions
Details, options and costs;  Contact Ann at
Or call Ann at 801-372-4383
Don't Delay, Get your child on the Wait List.

Speech Therapy with the Palatomoter can now begin

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Summer Speech Program

                                                "Speak with Confidence and Live Better"

READY, SET, GO.   Sign up for  Intensive Summer Speech Program. (ISSP)
                                                  Date; June 9-July 11, 2014

                                           SIMPLE  ENROLLMENT STEPS

1. Call to schedule a full Speech Evaluation. Contact Ann at 801-372-4383, or Email

2. Fill out a CLIENT HISTORY INTAKE FORM and click submit. The therapist will be better prepared for the speech evaluation.

3. New Evaluations are typically scheduled on Friday afternoons.

Here is the breakdown of costs if you are using the SmartPalate system to work on Sounds
  • Dental impression $50,  (paid directly to your dentist of choice)
  • The rest of the package is paid to A+ Speech Therapy;  which includes;
  1. Smartpalate mouthpiece (approx $325
  2. Full Speech evaluation (some discount may apply)
  3. Ask for session bundle pricing for 10 sessions or 20 sessions
  4. Full payment of 20 sessions receive one extra therapy session free