Speech and language therapy treatments focus on the development of receptive and expressive language. Successful communication involves the ability to hear a message, process the information, formulate a response, initiate and motor plan a response verbally in a socially appropriate manner. Breakdowns can occur in any of these areas.
Our licensed speech and language pathologists are highly trained to work with children of all abilities. Our specialties include children with Autism, Apraxia of speech, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, food aversions, g-tubes and feeding problems. We perform thorough evaluations and develop individualized treatment plans to address the child’s specific needs.
Does My Child Need Speech Therapy?
Speech therapy helps to improve a variety of problems and conditions. After an initial consultation, our staff is able to accurately assess if a child will benefit from speech therapy treatments. Children with special needs such as autism, Asberger’s syndrome, ADD, ADHD, Down syndrome, and stuttering issues, as well as those with the following conditions could benefit from speech therapy:
• Hearing delays associated with cochlear implants
• Voice and fluency differences
• Receptive and expressive language deficits
• Social skill impairments
• Articulation Issues
• Tongue thrust
• Auditory processing and comprehension
• Feeding problems
Our speech-language pathologists can also assist families with the use of augmentative and assistive communication (AAC) devices.