Pediatric Speech Therapy
Please talk to us if you are concerned about your child’s development in speech and language. We offer a free in-office consultation where we meet with you and your child, review medical case history and listen to your concerns, as well as screen and observe your child in our office setting. We encourage you to reach out to us if you are concerned or have noticed the symptoms below in your child’s speech and language, as they may indicate a possible speech development issue. After the consult, we will provide you our expert opinion on your child needing a speech and language evaluation with follow-on treatment, or that the development is normal for his or her age. If we recommend and evaluation, we will take your insurance information and have our expert billing staff conduct a complete insurance verification on your behalf. This verification may take upwards of 10 days depending on complexity and insurance plans. When complete they will contact you to review all of your benefits per your plan. We encourage all families to know their benefits as all plans and coverages are different.
It is important to remember that all children develop differently at their own time. Your Pediatrician should be your first step in gathering feedback on your child’s development. Communication disorders are more commonly prevalent today, and early intervention is key in successful Pediatric Speech Therapy. That is why we are proud to offer our free in-office consultation. We believe the information and education we have provided families over the years has helped so many, including reassuring parents.
- 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
- 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