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Pediatric Speech Therapy (Speech Language Pathology)

Communication bolsters a child's ability to learn and helps them interact with others. Our pediatric speech therapist evaluates a child’s current communication skills so they can improve their verbal and/or nonverbal skills appropriate for their age.

Speech therapists work with families, caregivers and physicians to develop a treatment plan and establish goals. This helps children feel more confident and discover how to communicate in a more functional way. 

Speech therapists also help children experiencing difficulties with social communication disorders, cognition, articulation disorders, stuttering disorders, and oral motor and feeding disorders.

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  • Pediatric occupational therapy promotes activities that enable children to learn and develop life skills, be creative, and enjoy and thrive in age-appropriate Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).

Diagnostic services include:

  • Articulation Disorders
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech
  • Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Disorders
  • Language Difficulties Associated with Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Receptive and Expressive Language Delays
  • Social Communication/Language Problems Due to Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Stuttering

Common Pediatric Speech Therapy Treatments:

Pediatric Language Therapy
Language therapy helps improve the understanding and use of age-appropriate language including vocabulary, concepts and syntax. Many patients are seen starting at an early age to help starting to develop communication skills.

Pediatric Articulation Therapy
Articulation therapy helps children with the physical production of individual speech sounds, through exercises and activities.

Language Therapy for Auditory Processing Disorder
Children with APD or Auditory Processing Disorder have difficulty processing discrete sounds or whole words or phrases.

Voice Therapy
Your speech therapist will develop a treatment program with your pediatric ENT to help improve your child's vocal quality.

Stuttering Therapy
Stuttering treatment includes stuttering education and instruction for both child and parents along with active management of the stutter.

To schedule an appointment, send a request on our Lee Heath Pediatric Rehabilitation page.

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