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Speech Language Therapy

Opening the door to communication.

Why children need speech therapy:

  • Sound production
  • Delayed language development
  • Voice disorders such as volume & pitch
  • Dysfluency/stuttering
  • Apraxia - motor speech disorders
  • Augmentative communication
  • Auditory processing disorders

Speech therapy assessment and intervention focuses on the following:

  • Discovering your child's strengths and weaknesses in the area of communication.
  • Understanding your family's concerns.
  • Standardized and informal evaluation tools (tests) determine what types of communication problems exist.
  • Developing a treatment plan to improve your child's ability to communicate.
  • Therapy activities may include the use of pictures, books, toys, and computer programs while modeling and eliciting improved communication skills.
  • Home programs to practice newly learned skills.

Diagnoses which may benefit from a Speech Evaluation:

Meet our ST Team:

Children's Hospital & Medical Center

Kayla Brown, MA, CCC-SLP
Amanda Coffey, OTD, OTR/L

Shannon DeJonge, MS, CCC-SLP
Sarah DePalma, MS, CCC-SLP
Sue Flynn, MA, CCC-SLP
Lea Greiner, MA, CCC-SLP

Katie Hansen, MS, CCC-SLP
Kim Norris, MS, CCC-SLP
Audra Tracey, MS, CCC-SLP

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