Pediatric Speech Therapy

Speech and Language Therapists address the ability to communicate a message using voice, fluency, articulation and rhythm as well as non-verbal methods such as body and sign language. They help children understand and use language to express their thoughts and feelings, and to develop optimal communication skills tailored to the child's specific needs.

Areas addressed in Pediatric Speech and Language Therapy:

● expressive language (difficulties putting words together, limited vocabulary, or inability to use language in a socially appropriate way)
● receptive language (difficulties understanding or processing language)
● articulation/speech production (difficulties producing sounds in syllables or saying words incorrectly to the point that other people cannot understand what's being said)
● oral motor skills
● disorders of voice (problems with pitch, volume, or quality of a child's voice that distract listeners from what's being said)
● disorders of fluency (problems such as stuttering, the condition in which the flow of speech is interrupted by abnormal stoppages, repetitions, or prolonging sounds and syllables)
● pragmatics
● vital stim
● verbal reasoning/problem solving

Our Speech Therapists are certified in the following:

Vital Stim, Beckman Oral Motor, Speech EZ, Hanen Program Talk Tools, Brain Gym, Therapeutic Listening, Interactive Metronome, Aquatic therapy, Astronaut Training, and Kineiso taping. Assistive technology and adapted equipment may also be used to increase communication.

Speech and Language Therapy Links

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Deaf Linx

Apraxia Kids

Testy Yet Trying: Speech Pathologist Mother and Daughter with Apraxia

English for Everyone: Printable English Worksheets

Speechville Express