Pediatric speech-language pathologists treat communication challenges, both expressive and receptive, that cause children to have difficulty with verbal communication. Speech therapy also covers oral-motor concerns, such as chewing and swallowing, as well as articulation, auditory processing and social skills.

Our pediatric speech-language pathologists (also called speech therapists) will assess any concern you may have and evaluate your child’s skills in:

  • Articulation
  • Expressive and receptive language
  • Fluency
  • Vocal quality
  • Oral-motor skills
  • Feeding and eating
  • Cognition
  • Augmentative communication

Some conditions to look for when considering speech therapy for your child:

  • Speech is difficult to understand
  • Does not babble, no words by 12 months
  • No two-word phrases by 20 months
  • Difficulty understanding directions or simple questions
  • Stuttering or dysfluent speech
  • Hoarse voice quality
  • Weak, uncoordinated or ineffective suck
  • Uncoordinated rhythm of suck-swallow-breath
  • Frequent coughing, choking or gasping for air
  • Loses food or liquid while eating/drinking
  • Difficulty transitioning to new food consistencies
  • Excessive drooling
  • Picky eater/problem feeder

Pediatric therapy is directed at allowing children to play and communicate at an age-appropriate level. Our therapists are passionate about play and strive to make each session fun so that your child will get the most out of his or her therapy time.