Is your child lagging behind other children when it comes to talking? Speech therapy for children combines age-appropriate play therapy and language-development education. Our speech therapists work to ensure that each child’s language skills reach his or her appropriate levels.
Speech and communication are the most important skills children need to develop. Early intervention for children with speech and language delays can play a key role in preparing your child for academic success. Speech and language skills are critical for following directions, communicating in the classroom, and developing peer relations. Speech and language competency is also an early predictor for reading readiness.
Signs Your Child May Need Speech Therapy
- Inability to put together simple, two-word phrases by age
- Not being easily understood by family members by age 3
- Inability to talk in fairly complete sentences or to be easily understood by strangers by age 4
- Difficulty interacting in and age-appropriate manner with other children
- Feeding aversions or difficulty handling food orally
How Can Speech Therapy for Children Help Your Child?
- Improves understanding and expression of language
- Advances speech and sound production
- Corrects swallowing patterns to reduce tongue thrust
- Develops reading skills
- Improves communication through the provision of augmentative communication systems
- Develops eating and swallowing skills
- Promotes age appropriate play skills
Common Speech/Language Diagnoses
- Expressive language disorders or delay
- Receptive language disorders or delay
- Articulation and phonological disorders
- Fluency (Stuttering)
- Social communication skills
- Swallowing disorders
- Auditory processing disorders
- Language-based learning disorders
- Oral-motor disorders
- Feeding Disorders
- Motor speech disorders (e.g., childhood apraxia of speech, dysarthria)
- Aural rehabilitation
Speech Teletherapy Option
A traditional clinic atmosphere isn’t ideal for every patient, and modern technology now allows us to provide high quality treatment via teletherapy. With teletherapy, consultations and therapy sessions are conducted remotely via a computer with high speed internet. To learn more about how teletherapy works and who may benefit, please visit our teletherapy page.
If you believe your child may benefit from speech therapy, please contact us for a free consultation.