Speech, Language and Swallowing Therapy

  • Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologists focus on the development or regaining of communication skills and the overall function of the oral cavity. This can include receptive/expressive language skills, other cognitive skills, oral-motor abilities, targeting muscle weakness for articulation, and feeding/swallowing. Speech-Language Pathologists can also treat sensory integration, central auditory processing, comprehension involving speech and language, voice disorders, and other oral motor impairments. Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologists help families in learning techniques for success at home and for everyday living.

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  • Children that may benefit from speech therapy have diagnoses that would include, but not limited to:

    – Austism/Asperger’s
    – Cerebral Palsy
    – Down Syndrome
    – Genetic Disorders
    – Hearing loss
    – “late talkers”
    – Spina Bifida
    – Articulation impairments
    – Language delay or impairment
    – Dysphagia
    – Voice disorders
    – Stuttering

  • Benefits of Speech & Language Therapy

    – Improve articulation, phonics, voice, and fluency
    – Improve dysphagia and oral-motor impairments
    – Determine and train in the use of augmentative communication devices
    – Improve speech related to hearing impairments
    – Improve receptive and expressive language
    – Improve any feeding difficulties