Our Therapeutic Services
The Alfano Center offers South Florida multilingual services in:
Speech, language, and hearing services are offered in English, Spanish, and American Sign Language for monolingual and multilingual hearing or deaf individuals with a variety of communication disorders.
Auditory-Verbal Therapy uses listening and spoken language as the primary means of communication for infants, toddlers, and young children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Parents, caregivers, and family members actively participate in sessions.
Occupational therapy is offered in English, Spanish and Portuguese to individuals requiring assistance with daily activities, resulting from sensorimotor, self-help, and postural deficits, including ADD/ADHD, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, among others.
Deaf Family Literacy Academy, funded by the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, serves deaf children from birth to age 12 and their families in need of assistance with literacy and communication in American Sign Language (ASL).
Our preparation program is run by speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists where small groups of young children with mild to moderate delays, ages 2-5, work together to build their social skills, communication skills, fine motor, skills, and gross motor skills in order to prepare for typical classroom settings. The program is fully bilingual and based on learning through play-based, everyday routines that allow children to have fun while developing the skills they need to transition to typical preschool or kindergarten programs.