Speech and Language Therapy

We provide pediatric diagnostic and therapeutic services to maximize the speech, language and overall communication development of our clients across their lifespan. We understand that the foundation for successful participation in family, social, and community activities lies in the child’s ability to understand, access, and communicate effectively. Our highly trained pediatric speech-language pathologists and speech-language pathology assistants use individualized and evidence-based intervention techniques to optimize each client’s outcomes in the areas of comprehension, communication, speech, pragmatic language/ social skills, cognition, memory, and play. Families play a critical role in the therapeutic process as we strive to provide parents and caregivers with education, strategies, techniques, and activities specific to our client’s needs

Our speech-language pathologists and speech-language pathology assistants provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to infants, children, and adolescents in the following areas:

  • Receptive language – ability to understand language
  • Expressive language – ability to convey thoughts, ideas and feelings verbally or via augmentative-alternative communication
  • Articulation/phonology – production of individual sounds in words
  • Fluency – steady flow or smoothness of speech production
  • Pragmatic language – social language use
  • Voice – vocal output volume and quality

Our dynamic team of speech-language pathologists and speech-language pathology assistants are supported by continuous in-house mentoring and professional development opportunities. These include regularly scheduled TheraChat™ meetings and transdisciplinary team collaboration. All of our therapists maintain continuing education requirements and we value the pursuit of additional training as well as the application of current research to ensure that we, as a team, stay on the cutting edge of advancements in our field. Advanced trainings include the following:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Augmentative-Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Autistic Disorder
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)
  • Early Intervention
  • Hanen® More Than Words®
  • Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP)
  • Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP)
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Social Thinking Curriculum
  • Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT)
  • Verbal Behavior Milestone Placement Program (VB-MAPP)
  • Zones of Regulation

Pediatric speech-language pathologists and speech-language pathology assistants are skilled at working with children who need specialized support in order to meet their potential, regardless of diagnosis or level of ability. Sometimes children begin working with an SLP or SLPA before they have received a formal medical diagnosis. Speech-language pathologists address a wide range of skills impacting comprehension, communication, and overall language skills and can diagnose speech and language based delays/disorders. However, when appropriate, we will refer to or communicate with additional diagnostic professionals.

Examples of diagnoses and conditions commonly supported by our pediatric SLPs and SLPAs:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Apraxia of Speech
  • Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Autistic Disorder
  • Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cleft Palate
  • Developmental Delay of Speech or Language
  • Down Syndrome
  • Executive Function Deficits
  • Expressive Language Disorder
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Pragmatic Language Disorder
  • Receptive Language Disorder
  • Stroke
  • Stuttering
  • Symbolic Dysfunction