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Welcome to Peak Communication Therapy, your hub for kids' speech therapy and social communication services!

Welcome to Peak Communication Therapy, your hub for kids' social emotional and communication therapy services!


Hi, I'm Ty! If you're concerned about your kiddo's language, social skills, emotional development, or challenging behaviors, I'm here to provide guidance, expertise, and support.

Hi, I'm Ty! If you're concerned about your kiddo's speech, language, social skills, emotional development, or challenging behaviors, I'm here to provide guidance, expertise, and support.


I offer individual and group speech and language therapy, parent workshops, and inclusive kids’ social-emotional and self-regulation programs. With all my offerings, I use a unique approach that promotes the development of speech, language, social, cognitive, sensory, emotional intelligence, and play skills.


Just starting this journey and not sure what any of this means or if any of it applies to you and your kiddo? That's ok, I'm here to help you make sense of it all and determine if your kiddo has a speech or language disorder, social skills delays, or other learning differences...

Ty Lockhart, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Social Communication & Executive Function Specialist

I offer individual and group social communication therapy, parent workshops, and inclusive kids’ social-emotional, regulation, and mindfulness programs.


Just starting this journey and not sure what any of this means or if any of it applies to you and your kiddo? That's ok, I'm here to help you make sense of it all...

How I Can Help

Language Development

Is your kiddo not talking yet? Does your kiddo have difficulty following directions or answering questions? Does your kiddo grunt and point but doesn't use many words? Does your kiddo get frustrated or use behavior rather than words to express themselves?

I can help your kiddo understand and express language with confidence. From building a late talker's vocabulary...to understanding the meaning of words, following directions, and answering questions...to using words and sentences to express their thoughts and ideas effectively. I will also guide you in supporting your kiddo's language development at home.

Social Skills

Does your kiddo have difficulty playing with other kiddos? Is it difficult to get or keep your kiddo's attention? Does your kiddo seem to enjoy playing alone? Does your kiddo have difficulty starting a conversation or staying on topic?

I can guide you and your kiddo in navigating the complexities of social communication (e.g., the how and why of communication). Your kiddo can learn how to share their thoughts and feelings in a way others understand, play and make friends with other kiddos, introduce and maintain topics, take turns during play and conversation, and learn the many unwritten rules for interacting with others.

Behavior & Regulation

Is your kiddo hyperactive, impulsive, or have difficulty focusing? Do they have frequent tantrums or meltdowns, seem quick to anger or sadness, or have difficulty when things don't go their way?

I can help you and your kiddo understand what their behaviors are communicating and navigate the complexities of regulating emotions, sensations, and impulses. You and your kiddo can learn how to manage their big emotions and ways to regulate (cope) when overwhelmed, understimulated, etc.

Speech Development

Is it difficult to understand what your kiddo is saying? Are you worried that your kiddo doesn’t pronounce words correctly?

I can help you determine if your kiddo’s speech sound and oral motor development is delayed, teach your kiddo how to produce sounds they struggle with, and teach you how to integrate practice at home.


If you have even the slightest concern about any of these areas of development, don't “wait and see”. Reach out and I'll help you determine if a communication assessment and therapy are recommended.

My Services

I’m passionate about supporting children to not only develop the speech and language skills necessary to effectively communicate with others, but to acquire the foundational skills they need to thrive in all areas of their life. Here are some of the ways I do that...

Comprehensive Evaluations

Individualized Therapy

Group Programs

Parent Consults & Workshops

You can click the button below for details about each service and techniques used to ensure results...

Does My Child Need Therapy Services?

Answer the questions below to see if your kiddo would benefit from speech, language, and social communication programs and services:

  • Is your kiddo late to talk (<25 words/signs by 18 months old, <50 words and no 2-word combos by 24 months)?
  • Is your kiddo struggling to grow their vocabulary, use appropriate grammar, (e.g., pronouns, verb tense, etc.) and sentence structure (e.g., ommits words, switches word order, incomplete sentences, etc.)?
  • Does your kiddo have difficulty playing with toys and people in a variety of ways (hoard toys, get upset when others don’t play their way, grab toys vs. ask to share, etc.)?
  • Does your kiddo have difficulty answering and/or asking questions (e.g., "What's that?", "Where is...?")?
  • Does your kiddo have difficulty following directions ("Grab your shoes and bring them here". "throw trash in the garbage, put dishes in the sink, then wash hands", etc.)?
  • Does your kiddo have difficulty sequencing activities/following steps to complete tasks ("Get soap, wet hands, rub hands, rinse, dry with towel")?
  • Does your kiddo have difficulty making friends because they prefer to play alone or do not like to share with others?
  • Does your kiddo “get stuck” on one topic or type of toy? (Cars, trains, specific movies)
  • Does your kiddo have difficulty taking turns with others (during play and/or conversation)?
  • Does your kiddo have difficulty focusing and controlling impulses at home and/or at daycare/school (participating in activities, sitting in circle time, waiting)?
  • Does your kiddo seem to have difficulty joining play or starting a conversation (uses physical means to interact with others, waits to be invited to play, etc.)?
  • Does your kiddo have big emotions (frequent meltdowns with difficulty soothing, shuts down or blows up over seemingly “little” things, low frustration tolerance, etc.)?
  • Does your kiddo have difficulty thinking flexibly (struggles with transitions to new or undesirable tasks, difficulty with changes in routine, gets upset when their expectations aren’t met/things don’t go their way)?
  • Does your kiddo have a diagnosis or characteristics of Autism, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Selective Mutism, Pragmatic Language Disorder, or similar?

If you answered "yes" to any of the above (or have similar concerns), click the button below for a free consultation to determine if a communication evaluation and therapy are warranted.

What My Clients Say...

Ty is outstanding, and has been a trusted and highly impactful part of our dyspraxic son Ilan‘s life. He has made resoundingly impressive progress. Ilan has persistent social control/outburst issues. Ty has helped with behavior and social strategies, actively providing and coaching us and Ilan through a range of practical and specific strategies.

Jeff

We are so thankful that Ty was able to work with our son. The fast progress in communication is truly amazing - he went from limited communication and biting other children to normal age-range levels! With both of us working during the day, Ty was able to meet with our son at daycare and provide regular updates on progress and things to work with him on at home. Thank you Ty!

Lian

Ty is so patient and extremely helpful in designing therapy sessions. I remember about 1.5 years ago, my son had many problems in communication with others, but now he improved every aspect of talking. As parents, we really feel so grateful for Ty's effort and we highly recommend Ty because they really care about the kids they support passionately.

Wei

We feel so lucky that we connected with Ty. Ty is amazing and had an uncanny ability to connect with our son (now 4) who has autism. Not only does he adore her, but he has made a lot of progress and we believe much of this is attributed to Ty’s skills as a therapist.

Teresa

We highly recommend Ty - Ty‘s talented, adaptive, persistent, delivers results, and most importantly Ty clearly cares passionately about the kids and families they support.

Kunnins Family

We really appreciate Ty's service for our 9 year old Autistic son who has significant communication delays. Ty gave us some great pointers to help ease our day to day challenges and connected really well with our son. He always looked forward to their sessions.

Niru

Connect With Me


Phone: (541) 203-0893
Email: connect@peakcommunicationtherapy.com
Office Hours: Wednesday-Friday 9am-6pm

Location: Home, daycare/school, community settings in Bend, Oregon

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