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Speech Therapy is a therapy that addresses challenges with language and communication. Communication and Speech problems vary from person to person. Some children might not be able to speak at all while others love to talk but have a hard time holding a conversation, understanding facial expressions, or body language. Our Speech Therapist work hard to come up with fun activities to motivate the children to participate, and do their best to grow their language and communication skills.


    WHEN MAY A CHILD NEED TO SEE A SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST?

  • Difficulty with feeding or swallowing – unable to safely eat or drink age-appropriate foods and liquids

  • Difficulty articulating certain sounds

  • Difficulty with fluent speech – stuttering

  • Difficulty using words, phrases, and sentences to communicate at an age appropriate level – needs help using words to communicate and/or turning words into phrases

  • Difficulty understanding information such as directions or questions – needs help understanding words spoken to them

  • Difficulty organizing information and regulating behavior

COMMON DIAGNOSIS TREATED BY SPEECH THERAPIST AT KIDSPOT

  • Language Delay

  • Feeding/Oral Motor Difficulties

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

  • Genetic Syndromes

  • Articulation and motor speech disorders, including apraxia/dyspraxia, dysarthria

  • Neurological disorders (e.g., Cerebral Palsy, traumatic brain injury, stroke)

  • Receptive and expressive language disorders/delays

  • Fluency/stuttering

  • Phonologic Disorders

  • Craniofacial abnormalities

  • Pragmatic Language Disorders

  • Auditory Processing Disorders

  • Hearing Impairments and/or multi-sensory impairments

  • Sensory Processing Disorder

  • Cognitive/Attention Impairments

  • Literacy and pre-literacy issues (Reading)

What is Speech Therapy?

Speech Language Therapy

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