Did you know that pediatric speech therapists treat more than speech? Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) help children with speech (the sounds our mouths make) & language (understanding & talking). But we can also help your child with other skills!
There are many reasons why a child might need speech therapy. Speech & language therapy can help your child thrive at school, at home, & in all their daily activities! Let's explore how we help with speech & language, 3 unexpected areas we treat, & how to get connected with us today!
How We Help With Speech & Language
Is your child hard to understand, showing frustration with communication, or having difficulty understanding what you're telling them? If so, they might be having trouble with their speech or language skills. But don't worry, pediatric speech therapists are experts in these areas!
Here's what you can expect from speech and language therapy at Connect:
Our speech therapy sessions combine repetitive sound practice with engaging activities to help your child:
Use all age-appropriate speech sounds
Speak more clearly
Improve self-confidence and reduce frustration
Develop phonological skills to hear and manipulate sounds for speaking, reading, and spelling
We support your child's language development through activities that involve talking and playing! Using pictures, books, toys, and engaging experiences, we will help your child:
Gain new vocabulary and comprehend new words
Understand what they are told
Communicate with less frustration
Improve reading, spelling, and academic language skills
3 Unexpected Areas We Evaluate and Treat
Pediatric speech therapists can help your child in many different ways...some that you might not expect! Besides speech and language, we also evaluate and treat:
Feeding & Swallowing
We understand how stressful it can be when your child only eats a limited number of foods...not to mention how tiring it is to make more than one meal at each mealtime.
We will support your family during your normal daily routines by equipping you with strategies & proven techniques to help your child:
Explore new foods in a playful environment
Expand their food inventory to include a greater variety of foods and brands
Reduce gagging, vomiting, coughing, & spitting out food during meals
Tolerate a variety of food textures & smells
Enjoy mealtime experiences
If your child struggles to socially communicate, often feels left out, or has trouble making & keeping friends, we can help! We use videos, social scenes, & games to help your child:
Build social confidence
Practice conversational skills
Self-advocate when needed
Navigate and solve social problems or conflicts
Understand social nuances and hidden meanings
Cognitive-communication skills are essential for social and academic success. Our therapy sessions are designed to support a variety of cognitive skills necessary for speech & language development and independence, including:
Attention and memory
Comprehension of spoken and written information
Get Connected with a Pediatric Speech Therapist Today
Are you wondering if your child needs speech therapy? Give us a call today to learn more and set up an appointment with one of our highly trained pediatric speech therapists!
Our team of pediatric speech therapists is team is passionate about helping you reach the goals that matter most to you.
We're all in this together. We are here to work with you, your family, & your child to help them reach their highest potential!