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Speech Therapy

 

Communication, both verbal and non-verbal, is a vital part of our everyday life. Speech therapy is a fun learning experience that helps children develop skills to become confident and successful communicators. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Improving receptive and expressive language skills
  • Promoting socialization
  • Facilitating play skills
  • Improving production of speech sounds
  • Improving oral motor strength for speech, eating, and swallowing
  • Providing home programs for improving speech, language, feeding, and swallowing
  • Promoting independence with communication
  • Support the training for augmentative communication devices to increase communication
  • Promoting appropriate expression of feelings such as frustration, fear, happiness, and anger

Conditions that may benefit from Occupational, Speech, and Physical Therapy:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cleft Palate
  • Developmental Apraxia of Speech
  • Brain Injury
  • Developmental Delay
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Brachial Plexus
  • Torticollis
  • Sensory Integration Disorders
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Down Syndrome
  • Feeding/Swallowing Disorders
  • Genetic Disorders/Birth Defects
  • Language/Reading Disorders
  • Orthopedic Injuries or surgery
 

Parental Involvement

 

Each child's success is strongly dependent upon parental involvement. Therapy does not stop when the child leaves the clinic, but must be carried through to the home environment. Pediatric therapists specialize in working with parents and caregivers to ensure home programs are in place to make each child's progress the best is can be!

 

How To Get Started

 

If you have concerns about your child's development, discuss those with your doctor and request a prescription for an occupational, speech, and/or physical therapy evaluation. Medicaid and private insurance may cover therapy. Private pay is also accepted.