Speech & Language Therapy

Feeding disorders resulting from medical conditions such as GERD or prematurity; congenital diseases such as CP or cleft lip/ palate; and behavioral such as sensory awareness or food refusal.

Swallowing disorders resulting from poor intake, CVA, TBI, congenital diseases, pulmonary/ respiratory difficulty, gastrointestinal disorders, etc. 

Speech

Difficulty producing the sounds that make up language: phonological processes, apraxia, acquired apraxia of speech, articulation disorders, dysarthria, fluency disorder (stuttering).

Language

Difficulty expressing and understanding thoughts and ideas: receptive language disorders, receptive aphasia, etc., expressive language disorders, language delays, expressive aphasia, etc.

Cognition

The way an individual organizes and processes information: executive function disorders, intellectual disability, memory, safety awareness, orientation, etc.

Voice

The sound produced when an individual speaks: dysphonia, vocal hygiene, etc.

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Ways Speech Therapy Can Help Your Child Develop

Communication & Fluency

Speech & language therapy improves language skills (comprehension & production) and communicative strategies in children, allowing them to understand others and speak

Social Skills

Learning to communicate with others is a vital part of social development. Therapy can help children improve their independence and connectedness to others by equipping them with the fundamental tools to succeed alongside their peers.

Literacy

Speech & language therapy can help remediate literacy skills by improving phonological awareness and connecting the correct sounds to letters

Self-Expression

Affective considerations, such as empathy, self-esteem, and attitude, play a prominent role in a child’s language learning and usage. Speech & language therapy can develop your child’s confidence and empower their communicative tools to better understand and express themselves.

How Do I Know If My Child Needs Speech Therapy?


A child’s speech and language development will typically fall in a range of ‘normal’ progression. The following is a general guideline for speech and language development.

1 Year Old

  • Uses one or two words (“mama,” “dog“).
  • Follows simple directions (“sit down“).

2 Years Old

  • Asks two-word questions (“go bye-bye?“).
  • Uses two-word sentences (“more juice“).
  • Follows multi-step instructions (“get your shoes and come here“).
  • A child should generally be 50% understandable by this age.

3 Years Old

  • Has a word for everything. Family & friends can understand them.
  • Uses three-word sentences. Talks about things not in the room with them.

4 Years Old

  • Can answer simple questions about “Who, What, Where, and Why?
  • Uses sentences with four or more words and is understood by everyone.
  • A child should generally be 75-90% understandable by this age.

The best way to learn if speech & language therapy would benefit your child is to speak with a licensed professional who can evaluate them.
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