Speech Language Therapy
Opening the door to communication.
Why children need speech therapy:
- Sound production
- Delayed language development
- Voice disorders such as volume & pitch
- 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