Speech-Language Therapy

Experienced and Dedicated

Our professionals have been working with children of all ages for years, and will commit to helping your child with the help he or she requires, while making them feel at home.

Speech-Language Pathologists have an extensive background in the use of human communication, studying the development of communication as well as disorders that impair communication. The Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) is uniquely trained to identify the child’s communicative challenges and limitations that negatively impact his or her ability to effectively interact within their daily environment. Evaluation and treatment focuses on engaging the child in meaningful activities to develop functional tools for communication within their daily environment.

Treatment focuses on remediation of the disability along with development of skills as well as augmentation of the environment to allow the child to successfully communicate with others functionally and independently. The Speech-Language Pathologists at Pediatric Therapy Associates provide evaluation, management and consultation for infants, children,and adolescents with communication, learning, feeding and/or swallowing problems.

Types of Problems That Are evaluated And Managed Include:

  • Receptive and Expressive Language Development
  • Developmental delays
  • Communication difficulties related to hearing impairment
  • Learning disabilities
  • Social communication skills (pragmatics)
  • Cleft palate
  • Velopharyngeal insufficiency (hypernasal speech)
  • Voice disorders
  • Articulation disorders (difficulty pronouncing speech sounds)
  • Fluency disorders (stuttering)
  • Dysarthria (slurred, slowed speech)
  • Apraxia (difficulty sequencing speech sounds)
  • Tracheostomy
  • Feeding difficulties and oral-motor skills
  • Dysphagia (swallowing disorders)

Referrals are accepted from schools, physicians, other professionals and families.