What is Speech-Language Therapy?

Our licensed and certified speech-language pathologists deliver engaging therapy cultivated to your child’s communication strengths and needs. Speech and language learning is facilitated through play-based and child-centered therapy that embraces the joy in effective communication. We emphasize parent involvement, coaching, and empowerment designed to celebrate and generalize your child’s communication progress.

Are You Concerned About Your Child's Communication?

Our speech-language pathologists are experts in providing comprehensive evaluation and treatment of the following communication skills for children across ages and abilities:
  • Articulation: This refers to how your child produces sounds and words and includes their ability to be understood by listeners
  • Receptive language: This refers to how your child is able to understand language and includes their ability to follow directions
  • Expressive language: This refers to how your child is able to use language to share their thoughts or express their wants and needs
  • Augmentative & Alternative Communication: This refers to the teaching of communication outside of verbal speech and includes the use of speech generating devices such as communication applications
  • Pragmatics: This refers to social communication or how well your child is able to play or converse with others by following social rules
  • Fluency: This refers to how well your child’s speech flows and is often referred to as stuttering
  • Voice: This refers to your child’s vocal quality and includes a hoarse, raspy, or breathy voice

Who Could Benefit?

Speech-Language therapy is commonly provided to children with the following diagnoses:
  • Articulation or Phonological Disorders
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech
  • Dysarthria
  • Stuttering Disorder
  • Voice Disorder
  • Expressive Language Disorder
  • Receptive Language Disorder
  • Social Communication Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Down Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy

What Happens During Speech Therapy?

Our Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) will begin with an assessment to determine your child’s unique communication needs and the best intervention to treat it. Therapy typically takes place during one-on-one therapy sessions but can also include therapy groups, depending on your child’s goals and needs. Therapy activities can include interactions through talking play, use of books, and objects as a means of stimulating language development. Your child’s SLP will model correct sounds and syllables during age appropriate play to teach your child how to make certain sounds. Finally, therapy will include home program activities for parents to carry-over skills at home.

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