Speech Therapy

Pediatric Speech and Language Therapists work with your child to help
your child learn language and speech skills that are important for communication in their everyday life.

Information Sheet:

What are these communication skills?

  • Ability to speak clearly
  • Ability to develop language both expressive (what they are saying) and receptive (what they are understanding)
  • Ability to play
  • Ability to be social and interact with others
  • Ability to process what we hear
  • A further focus of Speech and Language Therapy is on the development and strengthening of your infant or child’s oral-motor skills for feeding, drinking, and communicating.

What are these skills?

  • Ability to accept and eat a variety of foods
  • Ability to drink from a bottle or breast feed
  • Ability bite and chew foods appropriate

Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologists:

  • Develop strength, coordination, endurance, and range of motion of your child’s mouth, lips, and cheeks
  • Improve your child’s understanding and expression of language
  • Improve your child’s speech/sound production
  • Decrease your child’s stuttering behaviors
  • Improve your child’s swallowing patterns to reduce tongue thrust
  • Improve your child’s communication through the provision of augmentative communication systems
  • Improve your child’s eating and swallowing skill development
  • Promote your child’age-appropriatete play, social and interactive skills

Our Pediatric Speech and Language Therapists love to create an engaging and enjoyable treatment session using movement, games, toys, books and pictures that motivate your child to participate and grow their language and communication skills.

What are some of our programs?

  • Early Language Development
  • Language/Speech Development
  • Articulation Intervention
  • Beckman Oral Techniques
  • Swallow Right/Tongue Thrust Program
  • Sensory and Behavioral Feeding Programs for Picky Eaters
  • Breast/Bottle Feeding Intervention
  • Fluency (Stuttering) Intervention
  • Reading/Dyslexia Programs
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Picture Exchange Communication System – PECs.

Common diagnoses that our pediatric speech and language therapists treat:

  • Language Delay
  • Feeding/Oral Motor Difficulties
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Genetic Syndromes
  • Articulation and motor speech disorders, including apraxia/dyspraxia, dysarthria
  • Neurological disorders (e.g., Cerebral Palsy, traumatic brain injury, stroke)
  • Receptive and expressive language disorders/delays
  • Fluency/stuttering
  • Phonologic Disorders
  • Craniofacial abnormalities
  • Pragmatic Language Disorders
  • Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Hearing Impairments and/or multi-sensory impairments
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Cognitive/Attention Impairments
  • Literacy and pre-literacy issues (Reading)