What is Speech Therapy?

Speech therapy strengthens children’s and adult’s communication and feeding skills so that they can participate fully in daily activities and achieve success. It addresses language comprehension and expression, speech clarity and fluency, oral motor skill for feeding and speech development as well as social skills.

How to join Speech Therapy?

Our program always starts with an initial assessment to determine therapy targets for each individual client.

If the assessment indicated that therapy is required, sessions are typically done with the speech-language therapist on a one-to-one basis in a specific work setting which reduces distraction and maximizes focus for learning.

Consequently, parents or caregivers are to carry over and generalize the treatment goals at home.

Who needs Speech Therapy?

Language Delay

Language delay is a failure in children to develop language abilities on the usual age-appropriate developmental milestones.

Speech Delay

Delay in the development of the mechanical and motor aspects of speech production. It may affect one’s speech clarity and how a child imitates speech.

Stuttering

Stammering or stuttering is a communication disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted by repetitions (li-li-li-like this), prolongations (llllllllike this), or abnormal stopages.

Selective Mutism

A condition when a child does not speak in certain situations, like at school, but speaks at other times, like at home.

Feeding Disorder

Feeding disorders include problems gathering food and getting ready to suck, chew, or swallow.

Disability

Learning disabilities are neurologically-based processing problems and are not due to laziness. These processing problems can interfere with learning basic skills such as reading, writing, and mathematical skills.

Meet our Speech Therapists