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
Beckman Oral Techniques
Swallow Right/Tongue Thrust Program
Sensory and Behavioral Feeding Programs for Picky Eaters
Breast/Bottle Feeding Intervention
Fluency (Stuttering) Intervention
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Picture Exchange Communication System – PECs.
Common diagnoses that our pediatric speech and language therapists treat:
Feeding/Oral Motor Difficulties
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Articulation and motor speech disorders, including apraxia/dyspraxia, dysarthria