Speech Therapy

Our speech-language pathologists work with children, birth through adults, including cerebral palsy, chronic strokes, mental retardation, and other intellectual disabilities to support the development of functional communication needed to interact within their family, peers, and community.  Speech pathologists work within a number of cognitive-communication areas to enhance our client’s learning and development. They also work with cognitive disorders, swallowing dysfunction, and feeding impairments. Our pediatric speech pathologists are able to provide your child with a whole-body approach teaming with our dynamic physical and occupational therapy team to enhance growth, independence, and readiness to conquer their world. Services offered include evaluation, on-going therapy, consultation, in-home treatment sessions, and treatment intensives.  Family members are an important part of the therapy process and every effort is taken to involve them. Our team of speech-language pathologists will evaluate your needs and design a customized therapy plan that fits your needs. Areas of focus may include:

  • Alternative communication methods, such as electronic devices and sign language
  • Tests to measure how well you hear and understand words/sounds Aural (hearing) rehabilitation to help children with hearing loss (including children with cochlear implants) learn to understand sounds and develop spoken language
  • Behavior management and social communication
  • Speaking clearly (articulation)
  • Disfluency/stuttering
  • Executive function, including memory, new learning, problem-solving, attention to task
  • Feeding issues
  • Reading comprehension
  • Language delays
  • Voice quality and use
  • Written expression

In addition to therapy offered at our outpatient clinics, our speech-language pathology team will develop a home therapy program for you to use at home. The customized speech therapy plan may include:

  • Child- and family-centered care with parent involvement
  • Play-based activities with modeling and prompting of language at age-appropriate level
  • Skilled support and hands-on techniques to guide your child in learning new skills or regaining skills
  • Instruction and recommendations for home practice
  • Individualized motivation based on what works for your child
  • Video swallow studies Pediatric conditions we treat Autism spectrum disorder
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cleft lip
  • Cleft palate
  • Cognitive (thinking and learning) issues
  • Developmental delays
  • Genetic disorders
  • Hearing loss
  • Neurological disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury

Cost: all services are covered through medical insurances including Medicare and Medicaid