Pediatric speech therapy consists of the evaluation and treatment of children with communication and swallowing disorders. Our pediatric patients are typically seen for weekly or bi-weekly one-on-one therapy sessions. In addition to therapy, an emphasis is placed on family education to aid the child’s progress in maintaining and generalizing newly learned skills outside the therapy setting.
What areas does speech therapy for children address?
- Expressive and receptive language disorders.
- Communication disorders (stuttering, voice disorders and speech delay).
- Articulation and phonological disorders.
- Cognitive skills (problem solving and reasoning).
- Social skills.
- Oral motor skills.
- Augmentative/alternative communication.
- Behavior management related to communication impairments.
- Auditory processing disorders.
- Feeding/swallowing disorders.
Adult speech therapy consists of the evaluation and treatment of adults with communication and swallowing disorders resulting from stroke, traumatic brain injury, progressive diseases, etc. Our adult patients are typically seen two to three times weekly in one-on-one therapy sessions. Adults are provided with home programs to further develop and generalize skills outside of the therapy setting.
What areas does speech therapy for adults address?
Whether the problems are congenital or occurred after an illness or injury, our certified specialists can develop an individualized treatment program that strives to enhance each patient's quality of life.
We are committed to providing prompt appointments to patients who need evaluation and treatment. To initiate therapy we will need:
- A prescription from your or your child’s primary care physician ordering Speech Therapy services, which includes a diagnosis.
- An initial evaluation scheduled at Mary Rutan Hospital Physical Rehabilitation Center.