Speech Therapy

A speech-language pathologist (speech therapist) can diagnose and treat children with a wide array of communication issues. Speech and language disorders can affect the way children talk, understand, analyze or process information. Speech disorders include the clarity, voice quality, and fluency of a child's spoken words. Language disorders include a child's ability to hold meaningful conversations, understand others, problem solve, read and comprehend, and express thoughts through spoken or written words.

 

Treatment emphasis is based on the following:

  • Articulation
  • Apraxia
  • Auditory processing
  • Feeding skills
  • Fluency/voice
  • Language therapy
  • Oral-motor skills

 

Treatment approaches include:

  • Beckman Oral-Motor Protocol
  • Greenspan/modified floor time for Autistic children
  • Hodson Protocol
  • Marshalla Oral-Motor Protocol