What is Speech-Language Pathology?
Speech-language pathology focuses on all aspects of communication including understanding spoken and written language, expressing yourself verbally or nonverbally, production of speech sounds and motor-speech skills, and understanding and using various aspects of socialization. Additionally, we focus on feeding and swallowing, working with children to improve oral-motor skills and sensory processing for greater success when eating. We also focus on cognitive communication skills including attention, problem solving, organization, and memory.
From early development of language and speech to improve executive functioning skills necessary for having a job, speech-language pathologists can help give children and adults the skills they need to succeed anywhere they need to eat or communicate.
Would my child benefit from Speech-Language Therapy?
If you have questions or concerns about your child’s ability to communicate with you or their peers, manage various food textures safely, express or understand spoken or written language, or organize and problem solve in daily life, a speech-language evaluation could help.
Speech-language evaluations can identify areas for growth in:
- Expressive and receptive language
- Articulation or phonological disorders
- Apraxia of speech
- Social communication
- Cognitive communication
- Dysphagia (feeding and swallowing disorders)
- Auditory processing
- Oral motor
- Executive functioning
After a speech-language evaluation, if your child would benefit from our services, the therapist will collaborate with you to create a personalized treatment plan for your child.
Check out some goals that have been achieved:
- Saying their name for the first time
- Taking a coffee order
- Playing with friends
- Drinking from a cup
- Blowing out birthday candles
- Progression from feeding tube to eating by mouth