Speech and Language Therapy

IMPROVING LANGUAGE AND SPEECH

Speech and language therapy focuses on a child′s ability to communicate both verbally and non-verbally. Children communicate using a wide variety of means, from simple gestures to one to two word utterances to more complex skills such as those necessary to sustain a conversation. As children grow they learn to engage in social situations and read and respond to non-verbal gestures and body language. Speech and language pathologists emphasize receptive and expressive communication, articulation, social pragmatics, feeding, and oral-motor skills. At Pediatric Therapies, the speech and language pathologists are an integral part of our multi-disciplinary team so that language can be reinforced across all environments. They address the following areas and conditions:

  • Receptive language delay
  • Expressive language delay
  • Pragmatic language delay
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Oral-motor skill development
  • Social skills delays
  • Apraxia
  • Reading/literacy difficulties
  • Augmentative communication
  • Articulation disorders
  • Voice/fluency disorders
  • Motor-based speech disorder
  • Autism
  • Developmental Delay
  • Down Syndrome
  • Cleft Lip/Palate
  • Genetic disorders