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Pepediatric Speech-Therapy imagediatric speech-language therapy is based on the principle of habilitation rather than rehabilitation. Habilitative services focus on helping a person, usually a child, learn, gain or acquire certain skills, where rehabilitation focuses on regaining lost skills as a result of trauma (stroke/head injury).  Speech therapy may be warranted when a child is not acquiring skills in a typical time frame or typical manner.

Areas of speech-language acquisition generally include:

Refer to standards for communication milestones to give you an idea of where your child is and should be on the skill continuum.  Follow this link What is Speech?  What is Language? for more information.

The following disorders are associated with lack of or absence of skill acquisition in the following areas:

Articulation/Phonological Disorder

Stuttering

Autism

Apraxia

Down Syndrome

Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder

Selective Mutism

Auditory Processing Disorder

Asperger’s Syndrome

If you suspect your child might have a speech-language or feeding disorder seek an initial consultation.  Speech-language therapy is indicated following a diagnostic assessment.  Frequency and duration of treatment is determined by the severity of the disorder, based upon diagnostic findings.  Please use the contact sheet to request an initial consultation.

Development: Steve Lienhard & Melody Sharp