Speech and Language Therapy

Speech therapy aims to treat a variety of speech or language disorders. A speech disorder is an issue with the physical ability to produce sound. For instance, a child may have an articulation disorder where syllables are pronounced incorrectly and make it difficult to understand or a fluency disorder which includes stuttering. A language is more cognitive and is an issue with understanding or communicating words and sentences. These can be receptive (difficulties processing language), or expressive (difficulties putting words together or using socially appropriate words). Nearly an estimated 8% of children in the U.S. have a speech related disorder.

Our Focus

  • Promote development of oral-motor, language, and communication skills
  • Focus on developmental milestones for receptive and expressive language
  • Address concerns for children with neurological impairment, learning disabilities, developmentally delays, stuttering, verbal and oral apraxia, articulation and voice disorders, and hearing impairment
  • Recommend augmentative communication systems, sign language, and lip reading when appropriate
  • Develop self-confidence and public speaking skills
  • Improve feeding and swallowing difficulties, which may include changing diet texture, exercising weakened muscles and learning new ways to swallow
  • Consider socialization and emotional development, sensory processing, as well as attention and cognitive abilities
  • Support a self-advocacy, family education and training, and a comprehensive approach to health-care and medical needs