TALK Institute and School is leading the way to a new understanding of autism.
The TALK Institute and School, formerly the Magnolia School, is the nation's most progressive center for the education of children with autism and speech/language disorders. As teachers, therapists and researchers we are at the forefront of a new, more accurate and person-centered understanding of autism - one that presents autism as a sensory-based movement disorder profoundly affecting language, social interaction and praxis.
TALK Institute seeks out and creates innovative treatment strategies and conducts research to establish new standards and best practices in treating speech and language disorders.
TALK Institute's New Publications
"Effect of Classroom Modification on Attention and Engagement of Students With Autism or Dyspraxia" by Rachel Shoener, OTR/L.
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TALK School provides the intensive, integrated academic instruction and therapeutic interventions essential to children currently coping with disabling speech and language disorders (without regard to race, creed or color).
- Ages range from 3-21 years old and include children with diagnoses of significant speech and language disorders
- Small class sizes with dedicated specialists
- Fully licensed by the state of Pennsylvania
- 11 month program runs Sept-July
Speech-language assessments and intervention may focus on a combination of articulation, motor speech, receptive/expressive language skills, and pragmatics.
Evaluation and treatment of sensory processing and motor planning, with a focus on sensory integration, motor learning/motor development, and social-relational approaches.
- Certified TheraSuit Provider