Speech & Language Therapy

Communication is one of the most basic and necessary skills needed to succeed in everyday life.

The role of the speech and language pathologists at Therapediatrics is to provide diagnosis and intervention that will allow a child to maximize their communication abilities.  Therapy is designed to be unique to each child /young adult and may encompass speech, language and feeding/swallowing disorders.

Therapists provide services for children who may exhibit challenges with:

  • Articulation & Phonological Disorders
  • Language acquisition difficulties (expressive & receptive)
  • Social/Pragmatic Language
  • Language Based Learning disabilities
  • Word Finding difficulties
  • Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Apraxia
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Fluency
  • Voice
  • Oral Motor skill development
  • Feeding challenges

Our therapists are trained in and utilize many techniques including:

  • Greenspan Floortime
  • Lindamood-Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing
  • TalkTools
  • NDT
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Therapeutic Listening
  • Food chaining

Indicators that your child may benefit from evaluation and/or intervention:

  • Child has no words by 18 months of age
  • Child has no phrases by two years of age
  • Child has continued use of pointing, grunting and gesturing to communicate at 2 years of age
  • Child has speech that is unclear and is difficult to understand
  • Child has a limited diet and demonstrates avoidance of foods or food textures

Indicators that your child may benefit from Speech Therapy:

  • Challenges with Processing Information such as Answering Questions and Understanding Basic Concepts
  • Difficulty Expressing Their Wants and Needs by Communicating with Others
  • Speech Sound Errors, Such as “Baby Talk”
  • Feeding Issues, such as Avoidance of Food or Textures of Food