Pediatric Speech Therapy
We understand how difficult it can be to see your child struggling to express themselves, being frustrated when they aren't understood, or falling behind at school. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan to help your child find success at home, school, and with their peers.
Expressive & Receptive Language
Children with expressive language difficulties may struggle to use age-appropriate grammar, use shortened sentences, or have a reduced vocabulary. Receptive language difficulties affect a child's ability to follow directions, comprehend questions, and understand others in conversations.
Articulation & Phonological Disorders
Children with an articulation or phonological disorder have difficulty producing certain sounds, which can affect their intelligibility. If you're not sure whether your child's speech sound errors are appropriate for their age, call us today for a free consultation!
Fun fact: reading is spoken language put on a page! Because reading is a modality of language, many children with expressive or receptive language difficulties will also have challenges when learning to read. Early support for literacy skills is essential for helping your child succeed in school.
Fluency & Stuttering
All people experience disfluent speech at times. For some, these disfluencies are more frequent and interfere with communication. We can help your child achieve smoother speech and address the emotional side of stuttering or cluttering.
Late Talkers & Early Intervention
By a child's first birthday, they are expected to say their first words. By 18 months, a child's vocabulary should expand to 50+ words. By their second birthday, a child is expected to begin using 2-word phrases. If your child is falling behind their age-expected milestones for speech and language, we can help.
Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Childhood Apraxia of Speech is a motor planning disorder. In CAS, the brain does not send the correct signals for movement to the facial muscles for producing speech sounds. CAS is different from articulation or phonological disorders and must be treated appropriately.
Swallowing & Feeding
Some children may have difficulty with safe swallowing, where food or liquid goes down the wrong pipe. Young children may struggle with the transition to solid foods, or later become "picky eaters." A speech pathologist can help ensure your child develops safe and efficient swallowing skills!
Voice Disorders & Chronic Cough
We have advanced training in treating a variety of voice disorders, including: dysphonia, vocal cord polyps / nodules, chronic cough, vocal cord dysfunction / paradoxical vocal fold movement (VCD or PVFM), and vocal cord paralysis. Treatment includes resonant voice techniques and vocal function exercises to improve vocal quality.