2250 28th St SW
Wyoming, MI 49519
Children with a language disorder may have a breakdown in expressive language, receptive language, or both. Expressive language disorders include difficulty using or combining words to convey a message. Receptive language disorders involve a breakdown in understanding, such as inability to follow directions or answer questions.
As children begin to talk, they may say certain sounds incorrectly. Each sound has an age of acquisition and normal, developmental errors in production that are expected to resolve without treatment. Children with speech sound disorders may continue to demonstrate difficulty with production despite age expectations or may demonstrate atypical patterns of production that warrant intervention.
Children with feeding and swallowing disorders may present with a range of impairments. They may be picky eaters with limited variety of food in their diet, consume a smaller volume than would be expected, show poor growth, or have motor difficulty with the act of chewing and swallowing that compromises their safety while eating and drinking.
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by deficits in social-communication and interaction. Children with autism typically present with limited attention or interaction with another person and often demonstrate repetitive behaviors and restricted interests. There is often a breakdown in both receptive and expressive language skills.
Sharing what our clients in West Michigan have to say...
Since working with Miss Meghan, Crew has made huge progress! He is so excited for the days he gets to play/work with her. He watches out the window till she arrives and he runs outside to greet her. We are so thankful for Meghan and the time and effort she has put into Crew. He is a different child now that he’s learning how to communicate with us.
Our experience with Meghan has been so positive and enjoyable. Our son had incredible progress with speech and feeding therapy in one years time. She was so patient, never pushed past the limit of the child, kind and gentle. She also equipped me as a parent to learn how to effectively manage things at home and provided ideas to help see improvement. Our son has had extremely negative experiences with anything medical related and his trust was rarely given. But he quickly learned to love and trust “Ms. Meghan”. He looked forward to every appointment (misses her still now that he is done!), he comfortably and confidently said bye as he went off on his own with her for appointments. This great positive experience has also transferred to giving other nurses or medical staff a chance at his trust, which has been so helpful. With Meghan he was able to overcome food aversions, become more efficient with chewing and swallowing, increase his volume intake, speak very clearly so anyone can understand him, and most importantly he is now 100% oral fed rather than tube fed after 2years. We would highly recommend Meghan because we know her passion and skills go hand in hand with helping children reach their goals!
Meghan was instrumental in helping our son Connor learn to eat solid food. Her knowledge and friendly demeanor made therapy fun and highly effective. She was an invaluable resource for us as parents, providing the tools and support we needed to help Connor at home. We are so thankful for Meghan and would highly recommend her to any families facing feeding difficulties.
Meghan is absolutely fantastic! She started working with my medically complex four year old son last year. Meghan quickly formed a trusting relationship with him. Within one month of working with Meghan, he was babbling more than ever and he was drooling much less! My son doesn’t speak yet, but Meghan is working with him on all aspects of communication and accepts any form of communication that he uses. The big ones that my son is using right now are: sign language, his communication device with LAMP WFL, and making sounds when requesting something he wants. We’ve seen improvements in all areas since working with Meghan. She even works with him on functional play skills! Meghan is extremely knowledgeable about kiddos with complex speech and communication needs. In the rare circumstance that she doesn’t know how to proceed, she connects with someone who does, or she attends available trainings to find out! Another thing that I love about Meghan is that she is eager to collaborate with all of the people on your child’s team - school teachers, school therapists, and medical therapists.
We reached out to Thrive because our daughter, Ruby, has multiple disabilities, and one of her challenges has been chewing and swallowing food and liquids. Ruby has been working with Meghan for a few months now, and we have noticed huge changes in Ruby's ability to chew and swallow, and a heightened awareness of her mouth, lips and tongue. Ruby has always been extremely sensitive to sensory input on her face and mouth, and did a lot of fussing when therapy first began. Meghan knows all the tricks to making therapy fun and successful. After just a couple weeks, Ruby was looking forward to her visits with Miss Meghan, and now tolerates the therapy exercises more and more as we continue. Since beginning feeding therapy with Thrive, Ruby is now able to chew solid foods more consistently, moves her mouth and tongue with greater versatility, explores her mouth more with her hands, and has even started experimenting with new sounds. We have been able to give her new foods that she wouldn't have been able to safely eat prior to starting her therapy sessions. She is so excited to get some new textures and tastes with her meals. I feel so trusting of Meghan to keep helping my daughter succeed, and I would highly recommend services through Thrive for anyone seeking feeding or speech therapy.
BCBS, BCN, Priority Health, Priority Health Medicaid, Straight Medicaid, Children’s Special Health Care Services, Cigna
Insurance coverage with speech-language therapy is not guaranteed as insurance companies will often determine that developmentally-based deficits are not medically necessary. Thrive will provide an estimate of coverage and out of pocket costs but it is the client/family's responsibility to know their insurance coverage and pay for the services not covered by the insurance plan.
Other payment options include private pay or receipt of a superbill to submit for reimbursement under out-of-network coverage.
Please call or email us to discuss your concerns and determine the next steps. A physician referral and a copy of your insurance card are required to schedule an initial evaluation. Your clinician will discuss the current COVID policy before the first session.
2250 28th St SW
Wyoming, MI 49519