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Speech Therapy (SLP)

and its role in development

Our Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) help children improve upon communication, speech, and language skills.

We Treat:

●  Developmental Disorders
●  Genetic Disorders
●  Stroke & Brain Injury
●  Progressive Neurological Disorders

Improve Speech Sounds & Language

Enhance Literacy & Social Communication

Strengthen Voice, Fluency & Cognitive Communication

Cognitive Communication

Cognitive Communication relates to how our minds work.

Problems may involve:
»  Memory
»  Attention
»  Organization
»  Executive Functioning Skills

Strategies include:
»  Practice learning important information
»  Story retelling
»  Training family members and caregivers on best communicative practices

Speech Vs. Language

Speech is how we say sounds and words.

It includes:
»  Articulation: how we make sounds using mouth, lips, and tongue
»  Voice: How we use vocal folds and breath to make sounds
»  Fluency: The rhythm of speech

Language is broken into two main categories

1. Receptive Language

Understanding and comprehending spoken/written language

2. Expressive Language

Ability to express wants and needs through verbal/non-verbal communication

Pragmatic/Social Communication

Pragmatic/social communication involves three major skills:

1. Greetings

Using Language for greetings/farewells, informing, demanding/requesting, promising

2. Changing Language

Changing Language for the listener or situation

3. Social Rules

Following Rules for conversation and storytelling like taking turns, staying on topic, using appropriate body language

Where We Can Help

SLP’s can help kids learn to appropriately use language with different people and in different situations

Problems with social communication include:

»  Saying the wrong thing or acting inappropriately when talking (laughing at inappropriate times)

»  Telling stories that do not make sense
» 
Using language in limited ways
»  Difficulty following language rules

Literacy

When kids have problems acquiring language, learning to read and write can become extremely challenging. SLP’s can help prevent, identify, assess, and intervene with literacy problems.

Signs that Your Child Would Benefit from Speech Therapy

»  Poor speech articulation/difficult to understand
»  Language learning disabilities

»  Sound development delays
»  Speech impediment

»  Decreased/loss of hearing
»  Poor voice projection
»  Speech fluency disorders

Let’s Work Together

If any of the above symptoms or conditions sound familiar to you or you have concerns about your child, please contact our office or your pediatrician. Ask for a referral to one of our Speech Therapy specialists.

Plan For Your Visit

Insurance

We work with a variety of insurances so we can help your child receive high-quality care.

Please give our office a call with concerns regarding in and out-of-network benefits.

Referral

If you have concerns about your child's development progress, please contact our office or your pediatrician and ask for a referral to one of our specialists.

Questions

All questions regarding your child's wellbeing are valid. Make notes on any concerns you might have and we will give all the answers.

Explore All Therapies

Physical Therapy

We will address  strength, flexibility, body awareness, balance, posture, gait, and orthotics training.

Occupational Therapy

Enhance sensory processing, bilateral integration, attention, handwriting, and feeding abilities.

Speech Therapy

Fine-tune speech sounds, language, literacy, social communication, voice, fluency and cognitive communication.

Feeding Therapy

We work with a variety of behaviors from bottling to refusing food or difficulty chewing to help your child thrive.