What is Speech Therapy?
Speech therapy addresses communication challenges, both expressive and receptive, that cause children to have difficulty with verbal communication. Speech therapy also treats oral motor concerns, such as chewing and swallowing, as well as articulation, auditory processing and social skills. Most of our speech therapy is conducted in intensive, one-to-one therapy sessions. Speech therapy sessions can last 30-, 40-, or 60- minutes, depending on the need of the child. Speech therapy sessions are typically once or twice per week. Therapy takes place across all settings including home, schools, daycares and at our outpatient therapy clinic. Pediatric occupational therapy is family centered and family education is an important factor in successful intervention. Our speech therapists offer a variety of services and specialized therapy services including the following:
- Augmentative Communication Evaluations
- Parent and Caregiver Education
- Beckman Oral Motor Evaluation Protocol®