PEDIATRIC SPEECH THERAPY
All children develop their own skills at their own rate. If you have not received any concern in feedback from your child’s pediatrician, there most likely is no problem with your child’s speech development. Determining if there is a problem with your child’s speech development can be trying as a parent. Communication disorders are more commonly prevalent today, and early intervention is key in successful Pediatric Speech Therapy.
Talk with us if you have noticed the symptoms below in your child’s speech, as they are good indicators of a speech development issue. We provide free consultations, and all consultations include an in person meeting with you, your child, and our assistant director where we gather an assessment of concerns both from you and from observing your child, and review medical history. From there we provide a suggested plan of therapy based on the individual needs of the child, and provide you with an understanding of your insurance benefits.
- The child consistently omits a sound in the words they are saying
- Sound, syllable or word repetition.
- The child substitutes one sound for another
- Not saying new words
- Understanding many more words than able to speak
- Using short, choppy sentences
- Not asking questions
- Not providing enough detail when talking or writing
- Putting words together in the wrong order, such as “Even I see a clown.”
- Not using common gestures, like nodding
- Not starting conversations or taking turns with comments and questions
Once your child begins pediatric speech therapy with us, we will create a therapy plan with one of our specialists for individual or group therapy. We will evaluate and provide collaborative therapy in the following areas, using techniques such as PROMPT ® and Beckman Oral Motor ® techniques.
- Articulation/Phonological Disorders
- Language Delays
- Oral Motor
- Augmentative/Alternative Communication
- Auditory Processing
- Motor Speech Disorders
- Pragmatic/Social Skills